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Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar
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Built for portable durability . . . and great sound!

Don't let the diminutive size of the Martin Backpacker Acoustic Guitar fool you. A braced, solid tonewood top with a solid mahogany neck, back, and sides gives this cool little guitar a surprisingly big projection. Built to withstand the rigors of camping, hiking, and off-road traveling. Includes high-quality chrome-enclosed tuners. A unique bridge on the nylon-string version accepts either plain or ball-end classic strings. Weighs less than 2-1/2lb.

Includes gig bag.

Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar Features:

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




Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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  • No More Backaches

    As reviewed by Art Waardenburg on 11/14/2008

    This is a great guitar for anyone who travels via public transportation; no more bulky guitar cases. The tone resembles something akin to a Renaissance lute- like quality but sounds unique unto itself. Though it may seem awkward to play at first, especially if you're used to a full bodied instrument, this guitar is a great practice ax that you can bring anywhere and it weighs less than a textbook.

    74 of 76 people found this review helpful.
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  • Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

    As reviewed by Vince on 4/18/2009

    Great size to sit around at night and practice. It feels good and has a good sound for its size. The only problem I have is keeping it in tune. I have to tune almost every string after only a day or two of rest. I have a steel string version of this same model and it stays in tune with only fine adjustments. Not sure if this is just a difference between the steel and nylon strings or something else. But I love them both. They have allowed me to practice more often.

    34 of 37 people found this review helpful.
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  • Guitar in Afghanistan

    As reviewed by Bobby Yarush on 9/26/2009

    Just recieved my Martin... and this a really nice practice guitar. I am in Afghanistan and I couldnt have asked for a cooler intrument for the conditions I am in. Compact size, classical sound... a great tote around instrument. There is a slight issue with staying in tune... but its a minor thing.

    32 of 33 people found this review helpful.
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