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Martin BackPacker Nylon String Travel Acoustic Guitar wGig Bag

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Product Description

Martin's Backpacker can accompany you anywhere in the world or beyond.
One neat little package gives the guitarist portability, playability, intonation, and durability. It’s all solid wood, but light. You can stow the Backpacker, in the special gig bag that comes with it, in aircraft overhead bins, and play it in armchairs, cars, parachuting, on mountaintops, in canoes or anywhere your adventures take you. Choose your Backpacker from a steel 6 string guitar, or this classical nylon version. Standard features for the Backpacker Instruments include solid wood back, sides and neck, a one year limited warranty, and padded carrying bag.

Backpackers are fully playable compact travel guitars economically designed to meet the needs of musicians on the run! For their size, both the original steel string style and this nylon string classical model have a surprisingly rich and loud tone. Ruggedly built to withstand the rigors of outdoor situations like camping, hiking, and summer music festivals.

Martin Backpacker Classical Guitar Features:

  • Lightly braced solid tonewood top
  • Solid mahogany neck, back and sides
  • Includes Gig bag and Strap
Backpackers carry a one year limited warranty to the original owner.

Product Specifications
Martin BackPacker Travel Classical Acoustic Guitar Package Specifications
  • Construction: Unique to Backpacker
  • Body Size: Unique to Backpacker
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Unique to Backpacker
  • Top Braces: Solid Spruce
  • Back, Sides and Neck Material: Solid Tonewoods
  • Neck Shape: Unique Contour
  • Nut Material: Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Tapered
  • Fingerboard Material: Select Hardwood
  • Scale Length: 24 inches
  • Total Number of Frets: 15
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 15/16 inches
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 3/8 inches
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: None, Double Side Dots (At 3,5,7 and 9 frets)
  • Finish Back and Sides: Hand Rubbed Urethane
  • Finish Top and Neck: Hand Rubbed Finish
  • Bridge Material: Select Hardwood
  • Bridge Style: Unique To Classic Backpacker
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 7/16 inches
  • Saddle: Micarta
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome with Small Knobs
  • Recommened Strings: Darco D 30 HB Ballend Classical
  • Case: Padded Gig Bag
  • Strap: Included
  • Interior Label: Small Foil Logo Located Above Soundhole


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  610-759-2837 Warranty:  Lifetime, original owner (excluding strings)1 year on Backpacker, Little Martins and Ukuleles
MJS from Redwood City, CA, USA
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perfect portability, reasonable trade-offs
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
this guitar is really well-constructed. No roughness along the fret edges, everything is well sanded and smooth, without any visible gaps or blemishes.
General
Your general opinion of this product.
*** The guitar I received is not the one pictured*** the AMS catalog photo is the old version of the Martin Backpacker, with the small headstock and small soundhole. I received the new version, with the larger soundhole and the more normal looking, larger headstock. This is not a problem, in fact I've heard that the new design is louder with more projection. I just wish the photo showed the actual product.
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
sounds a little plasticky, without much sparkle at the high end. Bass is not punchy or deep, but full and round. I was worried about it lacking low-end, but the high end turns out to the problem. I think I'll get some black and silver or composite nylon strings for it to brighten up the sound.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
looks basically unfinished. Martin says they put a thin finish on it, but I can't really tell. I assume it's to save cost, not for portability or durability or lightness. Looks nice enough, but will soon visibly show dirt and nicks from every happy trip. Oh well.
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