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Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar
7.6 out of 10

Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

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Reviews and Problems with Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

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Overall 6
6.0

Martin Backpacker Guitar

leicabiker, amazon.com
14 January 2012
  • Summary: This is a very nicely made guitar with good attention to detail in both construction and finish. Very light weight and compact but the tradeoff is the lack of a full rich tone especially in lower registers.
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Overall 6
6.0

If you REALLY need a small guitar....

Sunn Kram, amazon.com
22 October 2011
  • Summary: The Backpacker is a fun instrument that really maximizes the sound and playability of something this size. It is certainly well built. The clean lines and sturdy construction of a Martin acoustic is there.
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Overall 4
4.0

Can't hear the low notes AT ALL

Yarzie, amazon.com
25 April 2011
  • Summary: The title pretty much says it all. It might as well be a ukulele. It's well made, and tough, but sounds like a toy, NOT a Martin. I sold mine after a week, and that's something I usually don't do.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor Tone, Poor Balance, Nice Size, Nice Neck

pgcorky, music123
22 September 2010
  • Summary: I've had the Martin Steel String Backpacker for about 3 years, and I'll admit that the small size makes it very portable. The neck is nice - well shaped and with an excellent fret board. I'm done with the good. Ultimately, you want a guitar that you like the sound of, right?
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Overall 8
8.0

Good sound & fun to play

Gerald Shifrin, amazon.com
26 August 2010
  • Summary: I've only had this a few days but I am enjoying the process of getting used to it. It sounds surprisingly good to me, maybe not as full as a standard size acoustic guitar, but certainly not the tinny sound described in some of the comments.
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Overall 10
10

Love my Backpacker!

L. North, amazon.com
23 April 2010
  • Summary: I hate to be without a guitar. The Backpacker is fun to play, easy to carry, fits for playing in the car, camper, small tent If you are walking up to the top of mountain trail to sit and look around, you won't mind carrying it with you.
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Overall 10
10

I love it!

mikeroos, music123
24 March 2010
  • Summary: I've had my backpacker for a couple weeks now and I'm really enjoying it. It's a fine practice guitar and I'll be traveling with it over the next few months and look forward to having it for companionship. It's a quality instrument, not a toy. Everything nicely put together.
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Overall 10
10

Small, tinny sound?? SO WHAT! Does what it needs to do!

B. Singer "S&W Winger", amazon.com
25 February 2010
  • Summary: I have a beautiful Martin D-41, a couple of Fender electrics, and a Guild 12-string...why this guitar? Therapeutic...I recently became paralysed and need help with A LOT...why do I Love the Martin backpacker??
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Overall 4
4.0

wouldn't buy again

Yellowstoneblows, amazon.com
16 January 2010
  • Summary: Bought this guitar many, many years ago. Never could get used to the shape, which necessitates using the included strap. For some reason, maybe because I didn't use extra light strings as per Martin's recommendation, the guitar developed a couple of long cracks on the top, which surprisingly didn't...
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Overall 10
10

Great little guitar

Micah B. Evans "Bohemianman", amazon.com
25 June 2009
  • Summary: I have been playing guitar for about 30 years now. I have bought sold, traded about every brand of guitar out there. Now, I have 3 regular sized acoustics, and 3 electrics. I also have a Little Martin DX black I bought to travel with, but even found it as small at it is a little to big to travel...
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