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Martin Steel String Backpacker Review

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Bottom Line – This guitar is made for travel above all else and it is very easy to travel with


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Martin Steel String Backpacker Review
Martin Steel String Backpacker Review


Martin Steel String Backpacker Guitar Features:

  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Solid Tonewood Back and Sides
  • Unique Contour Neck 
  • 24-Inch Scale 
  • 15 Frets
Adam’s Take

The size, shape and weight of the Martin Steel String Backpacker guitar makes it ideal for travel.  You can throw this guitar on your should and hike a mountain without any fatigue from the carry.

As an environmentally friendly guitar, it fits the vibe of what this guitar would pair with well which is traveling, hiking etc.

Don’t get caught up in trying to compare this guitar with any other Martin guitar in their line.  The intention of this guitar is fulfilled in it’s ergonomics and at it’s price point you can’t expect this to hold the same tonal quality as full sized vintage Martin designs.

+ Positives:
  • The lightweight and compact design make this a very easy guitar to travel with whether in a car or on a hike
  • It's got a cool tone, even though it's not like any other Martin guitar it has qualities that make this a good guitar to practice on, or jam on while you are on the move
- Negatives:
  • The design of this guitar is unusual which takes some getting adjusted to in how it sits in your hands when you play it
  • Slightly fragile for a guitar intended for travel
  • Doesn't stay in tune very long
  • Clearly made for travel about tone

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