$ 249 $ 339
1n 1981 I designed the Backpacker Guitar. In 1992 (after we had made nearly 1,000 Backpackers) C F Martin and I entered an agreement whereby Martin would make and sell the Backpacker under license from me. It is now 25 years later, and Martin has sold close to 300,000 Backpackers. To commemorate that, for 2017 they are making an all Sapele (similar to Mahogany) model, quite similar to the all mahogany model that was one of the variations we made.
We are happy to offer both the traditional Martin Backpacker (Mahogany Body with Spruce top) and the 25th anniversary model (all Sapele). Quantities are limited. If you request it, I will gladly sign the guitar you purchase.
The whole concept of the Backpacker is, it's a guitar you can have with you, any time, any place. It has ridden the Space Shuttle, been to both poles, and to the high base camp on Mt Everest. It has made numerous passages of the Appalachian trail, kept spirits up for troops in the Middle East, and sailed the oceans of the world. At no time in these adventures, did the Backpacker sound like a great full-sized guitar. It is compact, light, and durable, and has a sturdy voice all it's own. Performers from Jon Anderson to Ani DiFranco to Oliver Mtukudzi have written, performed and recorded using that sturdy voice. Think of it like the dinghy to your big guitar...you go ashore and explore the Island with your dinghy, not your yacht!
Spruce Top: Steel String or Nylon $249
Sapele Top Steel String $259
$ 185 $ 198
Our two "Everbody" Strumsticks. Spruce Tops, Maple Backs, Padouk Bodies.
Great Sound, No Wrong Notes, The easiest instrument in the world to learn.
Full instructions included.
Buy either One, or Both! Special price: either one just $185 ( reg $198)
Buy Both, just $370, and we'll add two free cases ($40 value)
$ 28 $ 44
The Advanced Instruction Book, The Family Songbook, and the Strumstick Instructions and Owners Manual with CD download.
Normally $44, sale priced at $28...wow!
$ 46 $ 58
This is a package of Strumstick Accessories ready to hit the stage (or for anybody) Only $46! Reg $58
A Capo, an Electronic Tuner, a Set of Strings and a Leather Strap.
Tuner color may vary, strings are for any G or D Strumstick
$ 285 $ 305
Here is our U-24 Ukulele Strumstick (the Strumulele!) with a Built-in Pickup at a great Price ($285).
Add The Roland MicroCube Amp (see here) for just $120.
Our Uke is tuned GCAE, 26" Long (like Tenor Uke)
BUT with steel strings. The steel strings give a great bright sound with the Strumstick style body, and an amazing sound with the built-in pickup. Here are two sound clips (acoustic sound, not pickup sound)
26" long, 5" wide, 1.5" deep. Spruce Top, Maple Back, Padouk Body
(contact us about Koa Top and Back)
Amp uses Battery or AC power. It has a 5-inch speaker and 2-watt amp. Play with 6 DSP effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, and separate Delay/Reverb.