Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Don't be fooled by the diminutive size of the Martin Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar. A braced, solid tonewood top with a solid mahogany neck, back, and sides gives this cool little guitar a surpr... Read More

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Overview

Don't be fooled by the diminutive size of the Martin Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar. 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 into the strap holder-mounted jack and rock out when you reach the end of the trail.

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


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MartinSteel-String Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i must correct myself!

By The Metal Guy

from Branchburg, NJ

Comments about Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

oi! so i previously wrote a review on this guitar titled, "awesome yallzz" and i have to make one correction. the bass side of the guitar DOES come through and it sounds beautiful! seriously, i could not even believe it. i was recently doing some recording and thought, "hmmm... lets try the little martin, just for fun." so i plugged it in, equalized it (aka. bass boost), and i was so blown away. it sounded as good as, if not better than my Yamaha APX900! seriously. no joke. i know what good guitars sound like, acoustic and electric alike, and if your torn between the electric vs non-electric version of this guy, go with this one, hands down. also, get the eq pedal, cause it doesn't have on-board eq! really, do it. now.

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

travel guitar

By mark banner

from atlanta ga

Comments about Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Do your self a big favor if your looking at this guitar and spend the 75 extra bucks and get the lil Martin lxm . The sound of this one is just not worth the price . I know its a travel but for just a bit more you get so much more with the lol lxm .I love mine and ls get another if lost .and it has a warmer better tone then the baby Taylor . If you buy this bad sounding thing you will not be happy with it .

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome yallzz

By The metal guy

from New jersey

Comments about Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Man, I really have nothing but good things to say about this guitar. First off the projection from the body is amazing considering... The body. Secondly, the action is really nice especially with extra light strings; nice an easy to play. Thirdly, it makes it through airport security! Love it! I have but one complaint... Since the body is quite awkward, it not only makes it "interesting" to sit and play but standing as well. I have found that it is difficult to strum without having a hand on the neck and body, thus making intense strumming a bit unorthodox (not that it's an issue at all for me, just though I'd throw it out there). HAHA I lied, there's one more thing. The pickup DOES NOT, repeat, DOES NOT pick up the bass side of the strings at all. I managed to get a sound that I am extremely pleased with using two multi effects pedals (boss and digitech) and some hardcore compression. Bottom line - if your gonna drop 300$ on a travel guitar, you can spend an extra thirty on a danelectro fish and chips eq pedal to correct the bass and honestly, make any of your guitars sound soooooo much better

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Backpacker

By Ben Reavely

from Canada

Comments about Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I drove truck for a living. Regular sized guitars were to large for the small living area in the truck. I bought the Backpacker when they were first introduced. I have used it on a fairly regular basis ever since. Never having any problems. I put angel hair stings on it giving the guitar a unique sound smilar to a mandolin. It works well in many different situations regardless of the strings. Well made and deserving of the Martin name

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(66 of 70 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar for the traveler

By Jerzey

from Texas

Comments about Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Ive owned this guitar for 7 years now, and couldnt be happier. Surprisingly BIG sound for such a small guitar. Martin reccomends extra lite strings, and I strongly reccomend silk wound strings on it. The strings soften the tinny sound, and play beautifully.

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