The first instruments to catch your attention here might be the X Series Little Martins, like the acoustic-electric LX1E or the LX Little Martin Acoustic Guitar with its sharp black finish. In designing these guitars, Martin had a simple goal: to get big sound out of a compact guitar. They've done a great job of it, and these are incredibly versatile instruments that work great as travel guitars, starter strumboxes and more. When you want a guitar that's fun and easy to play with a traditional look and feel, go for a Little Martin.
On the other hand, if it's something even smaller that you're looking for and you don't mind thinking outside the box, the Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar (or its nylon brother) might be just what the doctor ordered. The projection these little instruments can put out will probably surprise you, and they're built tough so that you can take them off the beaten path: when you want to bring music along on that camping or hiking trip, a Backpacker is cut out for the job.
Like anything else to roll out of the C.F. Martin & Co. workshop, Martin travel & mini acoustic guitars are great-sounding instruments designed to perform at the highest level for years and years. When the situation calls for a compact acoustic axe, there's no better lineup to choose from than the one you're looking at right now.