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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.

Martin Steel String Backpacker Left Features:

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




Martin Steel String Backpacker Left

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  • great little guitar

    As reviewed by josh miller on 6/7/2010

    i bought this product online from guitar center in new jersey. i really like the fact that it is a smaller scale and it is easy to play with small hands. easy take along guitar with ample sound for its size, it did suprise me! i recently installed a barcus berry pickup in it and it just made it even better. excellent action and playablity right out of the box. perfect! i would definately suggest it to a friend as i already have!

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  • Great traveling idea

    As reviewed by Samuel Abella on 6/1/2010

    It's a great guitar for when your on the move a lot. I had a lot of fun with it and it has a good sound to it.

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  • Martin Steel String Backpacker

    As reviewed by Ryan Grove on 5/17/2010

    This guitar is a very nice portable guitar. I don't know if I would take it backpacking but if you wanted something more compact to take somewhere this is your guitar. For the size and shape it has a very good sound. It is pretty easy to play also but I would still go with a regular acoustic guitar but it is very nice for what is was made for.

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