My darlin’ dearest bought me a new guitar today. Belated birthday, but not her fault, as the store had no Martins and had to order me one from another store and then they messed up and sold it and … Anyway. I now have a Martin Backpacker.
I really thought ‘I don’t travel enough for this…’ and almost asked for something else, but then I got it and I love it. I admit, I want the Martin D-16 (or similar – I love the D series) but this thing weighs nothing. And it does have a slight ‘banjo’ quality to it, but it’s also got a great tone that’s as good as a full sized Yamaha. No real bass to it, but what do you expect?
I plan to bring it to Japan, but first I must practice a lot in the three weeks leading up, so my hand doesn’t die!