Martin & Co Steel String Backpacker Guitar
Martin & Co Steel String Backpacker Guitar

Steel String Backpacker Guitar, Other Acoustic Guitar from Martin & Co in the Backpacker series.

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MGR/Kupono Mc12/29/2002

MGR/Kupono Mc's review"Martin Backpacker"

Martin & Co Steel String Backpacker Guitar
I purchased this guitar on line for $150.

The Backpacker is small and easy to travel with. It comes with a gig bag which is handy and so far even after 9/11 I have had no problem with airlines allowing me to carry it on. The sound is great for it's size which is the key. The natural wood looks really nice.

I was bothered by the quiet sound at first but after playing a Baby Taylor I realized what I had. The Taylor sounded a lot like the Backpacker and seems like it is quite a bit larger because of the shape of the body.

The construction is great BUT when I recieved it the action was too high for me and I had a bit of trouble with a few chords muting. An adjustment by a local dealer for $35 and now it is great.

I feel that the Backpacker is exactly what it is cracked up to be. Travelling from Hawaii to Washington D.C with this baby was a joy. When I was bored at the airport or anywhere else I broke it out and had a blast. Price, quality, style...if it is small and value you're looking for this is the one.

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isadys's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love it"

Martin & Co Steel String Backpacker Guitar


very pleasant


yes it suits me


I flashed on this guitar, a real favorite, I'm small and is very ergonomic, but you have to play with a strap for those who do not pick up this guitar, and it more incredible resonance very paticulière, the handle is very comfortable. It motivates me, makes me want to play and made me grow. The problem is that I no longer want to play on my "real" guitar that I find cumbersome.
I wonder if someone put a bug to play on a small amp, I wonder if it's worth it. Thank you to answer me

set's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Martin & Co Steel String Backpacker Guitar
This small bronze guitar strings version is a true wonder.
made in Mexico


I use it as quitar travel or sofa (in front of a tv watching a good movie and play along to the delight of my wife)
That was my first acoustic guitar for a few months ...
A bit tricky to take over .. almost as a Flying V and a short time, everything is in order.
The handle is nice and the choice of freight has much to do (these are not small ... but jumbos dsl) which leads to more accuracy and fluidity.


She has a funny sound that seems closer to the banjo ... a real rope shovel. In an open bottle neck and this little trick the ear drum heater ... and the soul also)).
I prefer the steel tube to the glass on this guitar, I feel like it gives it a little extra shine.


The tool is not very versatile but what he inspires!! I m'essaye blues and despite the poverty of my arrangements sound carries.
I gave it a very good rating and if my daughter's case ... I will seek another, even without too much hesitation.