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Martin Steel String Backpacker A/E Left  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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. Built-in electronics let you plug in and rock out when you reach the end of the trail. Includes Martin woven strap, gig bag ($29 value), and one-year limited warranty.

Features

Solid top
Mahogany neck, back, and sides
Enclosed chrome tuners
Lightweight, small size
24" scale length
15 frets
Martin Thinline 332 pickup
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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Martin Backpacker AE left hand

By Jim Engel

from Charlestown, RI

The Martin Backpacker is a convenient way to bring a guitar with you when traveling. My wife and I travel in a pickup truck pulling a 23 foot travel trailer, with a motorcycle in the pickup bed. I have brought a full sized acoustic, but it always seems in the way. The Backpacker takes up little room and is easy to store anywhere. Tonally, it is not up to a full size sound. Very light gage strings are called for; they don't have the fullness of regular light gage strings.The sound is passable, but you'll want to use a full size insturment to jam with others. The pickup sounds decent, but the output is weak, so weak in fact that I thought it was broken when I first received the guitar. Later on, I turned up the amplifier well beyond what I normally would use, and there it was.It actually sounded good, to the point of using it live. The action on the fretboard is high, so you'll need to order a bridge to trim and lower the action,unless you're into slide guitar. Well, that's it. Buy it, play it, and enjoy it for what it is;a travel guitar with decent tone, ability to amplify, in a convenient size.

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