Here’s what Martin say about the Back Packer Travel Guitar:
Compact style Travel Guitar with Solid Spruce top & Solid Mahogany Back and Sides plus Branded Gigbag. This steel string guitar is built to withstand the rigors of outdoor use and travel. Weighing less than 2.5 lbs, the model has a rich and loud tone and includes a padded black nylon carrying bag and a Martin woven strap.
For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C.F. Martin, Sr.’s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830’s to recent developments introduced by C.F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting 6 generations of dedication to the guitar maker’s craft.
In or out of the music industry, C.F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C.F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially in evidence today at Martin’s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Top Wood: Solid Spruce
Bracing: Unique Backpacker Bracing
Side Wood: Solid Mahogany
Back Wood: Solid Mahogany
Back Construction: 1-piece
Back Inlay Strip: None
Fingerboard and Bridge: Select Hardwood
Bound Fingerboard: No
Neck Width at Nut: 1-11/16 in
Scale Length: 24 in
Frets Clear: 15
Frets Total: 15
Body Finish: Hand Rubbed Urethane
Number of Strings: 6