Don’t leave your music behind!! To often I find myself on a backpacking trip and realize I wish I had my guitar to spin a few tunes around the campfire at night. The thought of taking it however is rather daunting because its so big and bulky, just outright unruly. Even when I’m just carrying my guitar by itself I end up banging it on walls and such. I couldn’t imagine hauling it around with me out in the woods along with all my other gear. Until now.
I bought the martin backpacker steel string guitar at the start of summer and lets say I just love it. OK, lets me honest, it don’t sound as good as my full sized guitars but it fits the bill perfect. I needed something small and something that could take some abuse from a backpacking trip. So far, I’ve taken the martin backpacker guitar backpacking with me two times this summer. Each trip was roughly five days and this little guitar has held up beautifully.
I did a lot of research before buying. You can check out some travel guitar reviews at Best Travel Guitars. I’m interested in anyone else who has a travel guitar and what kind and how they like it.