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Item Reviews for: Martin BackPacker Nylon String Travel Acoustic Guitar wGig Bag  -  MAT 11GCBC LIST

perfect portability, reasonable trade-offs
By: MJS from Redwood City, CA, USA      Submitted: 6/14/2012

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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.
Love it!
By: Cheryl from Greensboro, NC, USA      Submitted: 12/20/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Of course- It's a Martin General Your general opinion of this product. We love it! It feels different than a traditional guitar but sounds great! We travel often so it is a perfect size. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Every thing good Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Liked the look
Backpacker's Delight
By: Walter from Colorado      Submitted: 9/20/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Product is solid; You could bludgeon someone with the neck of the guitar. General Your general opinion of this product. Nice guitar. Decent sound , great tone and nice action. Funky shape is cool and gets lots of comments. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I love the look of this guitar. I think either you do or don't.
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