Martin Acoustic Guitars: Steel String Backpacker Left Handed
by Guitar Guru
”Affordable Left-Handed Travel Guitar”
The Martin Steel String Backpacker Left Handed guitar is the answer to the active left-handed guitar player’s prayers. Fit it into your backpack or carry-on bag and take it with you wherever you go; the Martin Steel String Backpacker is designed to be ruggedly durable and stand up to any amount of wear and tear.
As any left-handed guitarist knows, finding a decent guitar can be a daunting task; even more so when you’re looking for an affordable travel guitar. And, as travel guitars go, this one is surprisingly well-balanced in tone and light weight enough (at 2 ½ pounds) to go anywhere without overtaxing the carrier.
The well-balanced tone can be attributed in part to the backpacker’s solid tonewood top
as well as mahogany neck, back and body. And also partly attributable to the exceptional construction methods of the Martin Company who make some of the best acoustic guitars available for purchase today.
While the tone of the Martin Steel String Backpacker Left Handed guitar is well-balanced, it is not very loud overall. While this can be a good thing when you’re practicing in an airport waiting lounge or strumming around a campfire when you’d rather not scare off the animals, it does not work as well if you are actually trying to be heard over voices or other instruments. However, as a portable practice guitar (and an incredibly well-built portable practice guitar at that) and at the price of <$200 (including a gig bag) the Martin Steel String Backpacker Left Handed guitar is an excellent choice.
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