Martin's Backpacker guitars are fully playable, compact travel guitars designed to meet the needs of musicians on the run.
With a total weight of 2.5 pounds, the Backpacker guitar is lightweight and easy to carry. Ruggedly built to withstand the rigors of outdoor situations like camping, hiking and summer music festivals, you really can take one anywhere. For their size, both the original steel-string Backpacker and the newer nylon-string classical Backpacker have surprisingly rich and loud tone. Such tone is due primarily to the combination of a lightly braced solid soundboard with a solid mahogany neck, back and sides. Tuning machines on both models are the high quality chrome enclosed variety. The unique bridge on the classical model accepts either plain end or ball end classic strings. Each Backpacker guitar comes equipped with a Martin woven strap. The high quality nylon carrying bag, complete with red embroidered "C.F. Martin" logo, fits neatly in the overhead compartment onboard most airlines.
- MODEL: Classical Backpacker Guitar - CONSTRUCTION: Unique To Backpacker - BODY SIZE: Unique To Backpacker - TOP: Solid Spruce - ROSETTE: none - TOP BRACING PATTERN: Unique To Backpacker - TOP BRACES: Solid Spruce - BACK MATERIAL: Solid Tonewoods - BACK PURFLING: none - SIDE MATERIAL: Solid Tonewood - ENDPIECE: none - ENDPIECE INLAY: none - BINDING: none - TOP INLAY STYLE: none - SIDE INLAY: none - NECK MATERIAL: Solid Hardwood - NECK SHAPE: Unique Contour - NUT MATERIAL: Corian® - HEADSTOCK: Solid/Tapered - HEADPLATE: none - HEELCAP: none - FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Select Hardwood - SCALE LENGTH: 24" - # OF FRETS CLEAR: 15 - # OF FRETS TOTAL: 15 - FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 15/16" - FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 3/8" - FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: None- Double Side Dots (At 3,5,7 & 9 frets) - FINGERBOARD BINDING: None - FINISH BACK & SIDES: Hand Rubbed Urethane - FINISH TOP: Hand Rubbed Finish - FINISH NECK: Hand Rubbed Finish - BRIDGE MATERIAL: Select Hardwood - BRIDGE STYLE: Unique To Classic Backpacker - BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 7/16" - SADDLE: Micarta® - TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/Small Knobs - RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Darco D-30 HB Ballend Classical - BRIDGE & END PINS: none - PICKGUARD: none - CASE: Padded Gig Bag - INTERIOR LABEL: Small Foil Logo Located Above Soundhole - ELECTRONICS: Optional Martin Thinline 332 Backpacker - OTHER OPTIONS: Available left-handed at no additional charge - OTHER COMMENTS: All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice