collapse expand iconDescription

The Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar is an ideal instrument for musicians on the move. Weighing under 2.5 lb, the solid sapele mahogany Backpacker easily transports to campsites, hiking trails or wherever your adventures may lead. Despite its petite size, the Backpacker projects with the warm, resonant tone Martin guitars are renowned for, with a braced spruce top and solid mahogany back and neck. Chrome-enclosed tuners keep your Backpacker in tune through temperature changes and the rigors of travel. For guitarists who refuse to leave their music behind, the Martin Backpacker delivers surprising tone and portability.

Compact Body Fits Nearly Anywhere

The uniquely shaped Backpacker has been engineered to take up minimal space so you can bring it along wherever you roam. Its compact form also makes the Backpacker ideal for younger players or those with smaller hands. Lightweight yet sturdy, the Backpacker can handle the bumps and jolts of the road while remaining highly playable.

All the Warmth and Nuance of a Martin

Don't be fooled by its diminutive size—the Backpacker delivers the rich, resonant tone that has made Martin world renowned. A solid spruce top provides articulate highs and mids, while solid mahogany back and sides add warmth and depth. 15 frets to the body and a modified dreadnought shape give the Backpacker impressive volume and projection for such a small guitar. Whether gathered around a campfire or enjoying an impromptu jam session, the Backpacker shares the full, nuanced sound of its larger Martin brethren.

Road-Ready and Built to Last

The Backpacker is constructed to handle the stresses of travel and outdoor use. A durable satin finish protects the wood from scratches and weather while solid woods provide stability in fluctuating environments. Rust-resistant chrome tuners keep the Backpacker in tune and intonated even with changes in humidity and temperature. Martin's legendary craftsmanship and wood selection result in an instrument that will provide years of enjoyment and accompany you on many musical adventures.

collapse expand iconFeatures

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

collapse expand iconWarranty

One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

Featured Articles