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Martin Guitars Steel String Backpacker

SKU: 210000000911
Martin Guitars

Martin’s Steel String Backpacker Guitar is a lightweight, durable, steel string travel guitar that is easy to play and to tune. Designed to fit in the smallest places, it is made of solid wood and includes certified pieces of sustainable wood. It’s also one of Martin’s most affordable options.

Although its hardware is basic, each of its components perfectly fulfills its functions. The tuning of the guitar is maintained for long periods and the bridge provides first-class intonation and action right from the start.

This instrument is perfect for travelling: with a length of less than a meter and barely 2 kg in weight, you’ll have no trouble carrying it as carry-on luggage on the plane.  And despite its size, this guitar produces a surprisingly robust sound, similar to that of a banjo, but still resonant and strong thanks to its mahogany body.

  • Body Shape: Travel Guitar
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Brace Size: 5/16″
  • Back Material: Tonewoods
  • Side Material: Tonewoods
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Nut Material: White Corian
  • Fingerboard Material: FSC® Certified Richlite
  • Scale Length: 24”
  • Neck Joins Body At: 15th Fret
  • Number of Frets Total: 15
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16”
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8”
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: White Plastic
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: 1 at 5th & 2 at 12th
  • Back and Side Finish: Hand Rubbed
  • Finish Top: Hand Rubbed
  • Finish Neck: Hand Rubbed
  • Bridge Material: FSC® Certified Richlite
  • Recommended Strings: Acoustic 80/20 Bronze Extra Light (M170)
  • Case: Soft Gig Bag


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