Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

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Built for portable durability . . . and great sound!

Don't let the diminutive size of the Martin Backpacker Acoustic Guitar fool you. A braced, solid tonewood top with a solid mahogany neck, back, and sides gives this cool little guitar a surprisingly big projection. Built to withstand the rigors of camping, hiking, and off-road traveling. Includes high-quality chrome-enclosed tuners. A unique bridge on the nylon-string version accepts either plain or ball-end classic strings. Weighs less than 2-1/2lb.

Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Solid top
  • Mahogany neck, back, and sides
  • Enclosed chrome tuners
  • Lightweight, small size
  • Includes gig bag
 
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MartinNylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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3.0

So So.

By Fish

from Nj

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        Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

        Ordered the nylon string and recived the steel stringed. Returned that. They were nice enough to 2 day me another one. On Christmas day my daughter opened up
        Another steel stringed. The box is not labeled very well. One number difference between the two models. So at this point I say. F it. You can change out the steel strings for nylon. As far as the guitar. The action is very high. ( shaved down the saddle). Seems well made for the money. Sound. Is what it is.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great Guitar, USE THE STRAP!!!

        By Kevin Young

        from Huron, Ohio

        Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

        I just got mine yesterday, and I love it. I am not a pro, but I like to sit and strum, learning new songs on the web. Handy little guitar to keep next to my computer table. I've got mine hanging on the wall as it kind of looks like an object d'art. If you use the strap that is included, you will find that it is very comfortable to play. That must be why they include the strap in the price, right? Nice padded gig bag too. Craftsmanship is Martin all the way. I could not be happier.

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        (34 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great sound, action, just 1 problem...

        By AW Cole

        from Nazareth, PA

        Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

        The Martin backpacker is a great guitar for the price. Compact, lightweight with great action and great sound from such a small body. The only thing I don't like about it is the body's narrow shape makes it want to roll on your knee or even when using a strap. If it were just a little wider it would be awesome.

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        (93 of 173 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Play it everyday

        By B-AbcSK

        from New Orleans

        Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

        The backpacker is a great and versatile guitar. I have owned mine for the last several years. There are those who say that guitar isn't as great because it gets drowned out or that it requires a strap to play it properly. However, I think that when one considers that this little dynamo can go anywhere, play almost as well as a full size, and that it is very comfortably priced, they will agree it's in a class all by itself. I've played mine everywhere and never had a problem being heard or making an impact with it. If you already play, then this is the guitar for you.

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        (90 of 169 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Rebecca-PDKiu

        from Wylie, Tx, USA

        Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

        I take it everywhere especially to school since my full size one is two big for me to put in my car.

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        (96 of 176 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great for travel, but travel only.

        By Kenny Stainton

        from Houston

        Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

        I have a steel and had a nylon version. These are good for travel and carry on luggage but unless you wear the strap they are difficult to play. Also no truss rod so eventually the action gets high. The sound is small but the tone is good. If you play in a group you get drowned out. Best for playing solo on vacation or camping. Very durable. Be sure to try another half size first with real Guitar shape. Once again, the small thin size is great for travel. But for travel only.

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        (100 of 179 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Better Than Expected

        By Harry Sechrest-AkTor

        from Lake Jackson, TX

        Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

        This little guitar is much better than I expected for it's size. I have played a Martin Backpacker steel string, but the nylon string is much better in my opinion. It's great for sitting around the living room and playing while watching TV, or to take with you anywhere. Very well constructed.

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        (194 of 259 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Little Guitar

        By Sparrow

        from Colorado

        Comments about Martin Nylon String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar:

        This is a great guitar for someone just learning. I travel a lot and it has come with me on every trip. I love it.

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