To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Martin's popular travel guitar, martin introduces the Backpacker 25th Anniversary, available only in 2017. It's now or never fellow travelers...Constructed from sa... Click To Read More About This Product
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Martin's popular travel guitar, martin introduces the Backpacker 25th Anniversary, available only in 2017. It's now or never fellow travelers...
Constructed from sapele top, back and sides, Richlite fingerboard and bridge, black Corian nut, black Tusq saddle, black enclosed gear tuning machines with black buttons and black bridge pins with white dots. This is a fun little instrument to travel with anywhere.
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Comments about Martin Backpacker 25th Anniversary Acoustic Guitar:
I happen to love the Backpacker guitar. Most people pretty much don't. I think they expect it to fill the room with sound, like a full size guitar, or even a Little Martin or Baby Taylor. This is an unrealistic expectation. Like the apples and oranges comparison. That being said, this is a fun little instrument for what it is...a compact, unique, fun little travel guitar! I own a classical BP guitar as well, so when I saw this...25th Anniversary, no less...I had to get it, as I have never owned an Anniversary anything, given they usually cost big money. The quality of this guitar is top notch, the sapelle body is finished beautifully in a reddish brown hue, and the black nickel hardware looks quite nice...I thought intially it might look tacky, but I was wrong. The neck is chunky, but comfortable, with its hand-rubbed finish. Tone-wise, well...it's a Backpacker! Kind of thin, no bass to speak of, kind of a boxy sound...sort of like a resonator guitar, but not as loud. I've seen reviews that compare the sound to a banjo, but that's not quite the sound. Otherwise, it is cool, unique, fun to play, extremely portable, great for the beach, park, backyard and couch picking or strumming! Quite handsome looking too, with the all sapelle construction and black hardware and 25th Anniversary paper label. Almost forgot to mention the smoothness of the Richlite fingerboard, and the black nut and compensated bridge. Very nicely done, all around. My only very, very small complaint is that the headstock logo is slightly, but noticibly, off-center...more space to the left of the logo than the right. Not a big enough deal to return or exchange, but annoying at first. Got a good price to begin with the coupon, so why pick nits? Anyway, if you like or youwant a Backpacker, go for it. It is more costly than a non-Anniversary BP, but how often do you see a production milestone instrument for less than a couple thousand dollars? Just remember, it's built for fun, not volume!
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