Mudcat Café message #1090123 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62479   Message #1090123
Posted By: GUEST,Got more than most tried even more......
10-Jan-04 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Travel guitars
Subject: RE: Travel guitars
Martin Backpacker was made to be sent into space and should have stayed there - however the "Strumstick" came out of the Backpacker (same designer) and they are great.

The new Martin Babies LMX & LXME (electric version)are totally different kettle of fish and knock the bags off the Baby Taylors etc. and when talking backpackers NOT parlour guitars - it must be the best avalable at the moment if you want a real guitar sound and not a uke on steroids!!

The Washburn Parlours repo's were good a few years ago and they made some nice "copies" they have ruined them though with the last releases eg the new R305 which are poorly made look imported (in the worst possible sense) and are badly set up - but this is what happens when you make down to a price!

Paddles are for boating nor playing :-)