Whether you intend to go camping, sit around a bonfire at the beach, or simply rock out on your front porch, the Martin Backpacker steel-string acoustic guitar will come in handy. The petite guitar is the perfect size for travel. Aptly named the Backpacker, this little instrument is slim enough to fit in a backpack, and at about 2.5 pounds, is light enough to carry around without weighing you down.
High Martin Standards
Instruments made by The Martin Guitar Company are known for their quality materials and construction, and the Backpacker reflects the company's high standards for craftsmanship. You won't get laminated tops or sides on this wee-sized guitar -- this mini acoustic features a solid spruce top, solid mahogany sides and back, and a fingerboard and bridge made of select hardwood. It doesn't have a fancy pickguard or rosette detailing, but that's okay. The six-string acoustic guitar looks good the way it is, without any extra bells and whistles, and the overall shape of the instrument makes it interesting.
Like many other guitars by Martin, the Backpacker guitar boasts a surprisingly rich, loud tone, making it a good choice for solo practice, accompaniment with vocals, or any impromptu performance. An especially nice feature of the Backpacker is its full-size fretboard, which makes it easy to go from the little Backpacker to any other guitar without feeling awkward. When you're done playing, slip the Backpacker into its padded black nylon carrying bag (included) for safe keeping.
Take on Any Terrain
Martin's steel-string Backpacker is quite rugged, despite its unique appearance and compact form factor. Designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor use and travel, the lightweight Backpacker is ideal for any guitarist in need of a good quality, modestly priced guitar that can be played comfortably in any environment. Don't expose your best, most expensive guitar to dirt, moisture, or any other harsh elements; do it with the Backpacker!
- Slim travel-size acoustic guitar with 6 steel strings
- Extremely lightweight (2.5 lbs.) and compact, so you can take it anywhere
- Quality craftsmanship and materials let you know it's a Martin
- Full-size fretboard (15 frets) makes it easy to play
- Solid spruce top and solid mahogany sides and back
- 24" scale length
- Comes with carrying bag and woven strap
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Top Wood: Solid Spruce
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
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
Case: Padded Carrying Bag included in List Price
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
This GBPC-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. This model comes with a 1 year Limited Warranty.
About the Martin Guitar Company
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.