Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar Review

Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar Review

In this Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar Review, I will be talking about the features, pros and cons of the guitar. I will also talk about my experience with the guitar and how it measures up with others on the market. I have played guitars for most of my life hence my knowledge is fairly good. I have played guitars from a variety of price ranges and can give an honest opinion on how the guitar performs.

Design

If you are looking for a steel string acoustic guitar that is compact, small and is easy to carry around, you need to consider the Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar. This guitar is 24 inches in scale length which makes it hard to be mistaken as anything but a guitar. Many travel guitars are made in such way that you will have difficulty telling whether they are guitars or something else. I like the fact that it is easy to tell that the guitar is a guitar. You will not be mistaken whether it is a guitar or not.

The guitar has a natural finish which I like because it allows you to see the wood grain. The neck has 15 frets. They are easy to reach and it is very easy to play chords while standing. This makes it very convenient to play the guitar while you are waiting for a bus or train. It also comes with a gig bag which is made of nylon material.

Features

The guitar comes with a gig bag which is made of nylon material. This helps to protect the guitar from water damage or accidental knocks. It also helps to keep the guitar clean by keeping the dust away. It keeps the guitar from getting dirty and keeps it in good condition while traveling with you. There is also a way of hanging the guitar around your neck so that it does not need to be carried around in your hands all day for fear of being scratched or dropped.

Playability

The guitar is an easy instrument to play. The notes come out clearly although it does require a bit of extra effort when you are playing. The body size and shape makes it very easy to play while standing or sitting at a bus stop. I like the natural finish which allows you to see the wood grain of the neck and the fretboard. I also like how the body is made of all steel which makes it very durable and resistant to corrosion.

Sound quality

The guitar is made in Mexico and is quite affordable. It has a clear sound which I like because it gives a rich sound when you are playing the instrument. There are some cheaper guitars out there that make squeaking, scratching sounds which can really irritate you when you are learning how to play the guitar. The Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar does not give this irritating sound when you strum it or play the strings.

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Pros Of The Martin Traveler

  • Great for traveling because it is handy, easy to carry and is easy to setup.
  • Clear sound when playing the guitar
  • Comes with a gig bag which helps to protect the guitar while traveling and during storage.

Cons of this Traveler Guitar

  • There are not many cons for this guitar but the one thing that I did notice was that it does take some extra effort when you are trying to strum the strings.

Conclusion

The Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar is a good travel guitar for people who are just learning how to play the guitar. It helps the beginner to learn how to play the instrument and practice without having to pay too much money. The sound quality and design is good enough for you to decide whether or not you want to pursue playing the guitar further. The only problem I have with this guitar is that it does not come with an instruction manual for beginners on how to tune it or maintain it properly.

Looking for other small acoustic guitar options?  Check out these 3/4 size acoustic guitars.

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