Despite its unusual shape the Martin Back Packer Travel sized acoustic guitar sounds surprisingly good. It's not a toy or a gimmick - it plays really well & delivers a punchy acoustic tone. This is perfect for those lazy holiday nights sitting on the beach with a barbeque on the go! It's small enough to go on most aircraft as hand luggage & it comes with a gig bag so taking it wherever you go shouldn't be a problem.
Its not always possible, or convenient, to carry a full size guitar around with you all the time.... This Backpacker guitar is ideal for music on the move.
Made from Mahogany and spruce, a very popular combination of materials when it comes to guitar making, this guitar sounds great. It has a warm, deep tone that you wouldn't necessarily expect form a guitar this size. MArtin haven't cut any corners when it comes to making sure the sound you get is the best it can possibly be.
Here's what Martin say about the Back Packer Travel Guitar
Compact style Travel Guitar with Solid Spruce top & Solid Mahogany Back and Sides plus Branded Gigbag. This steel string guitar is built to withstand the rigors of outdoor use and travel. Weighing less than 2.5 lbs, the model has a rich and loud tone and includes a padded black nylon carrying bag and a Martin woven strap.
For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C.F. Martin, Sr.'s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830's to recent developments introduced by C.F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting 6 generations of dedication to the guitar maker's craft.
In or out of the music industry, C.F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C.F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially in evidence today at Martin's expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
- Top Wood: Solid Spruce
- Rosette: None
- Pickguard: None
- Bracing: Unique Backpacker Bracing
- Side Wood: Solid Mahogany
- Back Wood: Solid Mahogany
- Back Construction: 1-piece
- Back Inlay Strip: None
- Fingerboard and Bridge: Select Hardwood
- Binding: None
- Bound Fingerboard: No
- Neck Width at Nut: 1-11/16 in
- Scale Length: 24 in
- Frets Clear: 15
- Frets Total: 15
- Body Finish: Hand Rubbed Urethane
- Number of Strings: 6