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Martin Steel String Backpacker Left  

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Free 2-Yr Warranty
  • Solid top
  • Mahogany neck, back, and sides
  • Enclosed chrome tuners
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Built for portable durability . . . and great sound!

Don't let its diminutive size fool you. A braced, solid tonewood top with a solid mahogany neck, back, and sides gives this cool little guitar a surprisingly rich and loud tone. Built to withstand the rigors of camping, hiking, and off-road traveling. Includes high-quality chrome-enclosed tuners and a unique bridge that accepts either plain or ball-end classic strings. Weighs less than 2-1/2lb. Includes a Martin woven strap and gig bag ($29 value), and carries a 1-year limited warranty.

  • Solid top
  • Mahogany neck, back, and sides
  • Enclosed chrome tuners
  • Lightweight, small size
  • Includes Martin woven strap and gig bag

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MartinSteel String Backpacker Left

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Not a very good guitar

By Doctorjohn

from Colorado

Comments about Martin Steel String Backpacker Left:

I shopped around for a traveling guitar for some time - tried the Martin and was very disappointed - crappy action, sounds awful. I finally got the Washburn Travelor - much better, less costs

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Fantastic little guitar

By Graham-t_0Lj

from Bournemouth, England

Comments about Martin Steel String Backpacker Left:

Don't be put off by the unusual shape, this little gem of a guitar is worth every penny!As all left-handers know, finding a decent guitar can take an age - even more true when looking at travel guitars so thanks Martin for producing the Backpacker as a lefty.Tone and volume are of course compromised by the very small body but that considered, it produces sufficient tone, volume and sustain to make practice worthwile. It handles dropped tuning pretty well too, maintaining clarity of low strings even when dropped to D or C.Clearly weighted towards the neck, I found that using a strap even when sitting provided balance.Great little instrument that spends most of its time in my campervan, taking up very little space - which is something to be recommended when travelling with the family!

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By LeftyUkeMan

from Lake Stevens, Washington

Comments about Martin Steel String Backpacker Left:

Well, I am leaving for Spain in a few days, and I wanted a little guitar I could take on board with me because I don't want to send my other acoustics to the bottom of the plane. This thing was cheap,so I bought it. It's a great guitar. It has a full sound. Not like a dreadnaught or anything, but surprisingly has as much sound if not more than some parlor guitars I've played. The solid spruce top helps that a lot. The tuners are great, and keep it in tune. The frets are nice and clean, no sharp frets. The action is a bit too high for my taste, but sanding down the bridge can help that. It is a real pleasure to play, and even comes with nice Martin strings. If something happens to it on my trip, I would replace it in a heartbeat. I love this little guitar.

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