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Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar  

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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 b... Read More

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Overview

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.

Features
  • Solid top
  • Mahogany neck, back, and sides
  • Enclosed chrome tuners
  • Lightweight, small size
  • Includes gig bag
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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinNylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am truly pleased with this guitar, it's just what I needed

By Stev

from San Antonio

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • not designed for playing at even small venues

Best Uses

  • Playing whilst you are travelling
  • Practicing

Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

I use this guitar for when I'm travelling, or for when I'm out in state parks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun to play. I would buy it again.

By Willis

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • A little top heavy

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

This is the perfect guitar to take camping when we go to music festivals. It's a typical nylon string guitar as it takes the strings a while to become consistent when new. It's really fun to play and has a great sound for it's size and price.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Be cautious!

By Phil

from clifton park, ny

Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

I read the other reviews and thought this could be a good guitar for me, as I travel for work quite a bit. I really haven't been too pleased. The sound isn't great and its very awkward to hold. Most importantly it get's out of tune very easily and often. When I go away for trips and want to play guitar I just bring my full size one. Save your money!

(33 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Guitar in Afghanistan

By Bobby Yarush

from Bagram, Afghanistan

Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(35 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

By Vince

from Hickory, NC

Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(76 of 78 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No More Backaches

By Art Waardenburg

from Maryland

Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

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.

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