Mudcat Café message #227027 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21346   Message #227027
Posted By: GUEST,T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
12-May-00 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: Martin Backpacker delicious after all
Subject: RE: Martin Backpacker delicious after all
I love my Martin Backpacker! (You can see a bit of my Classical Backpacker in the somewhat impressionistic picture at bbc's site) It's the best innovation in guitar-body design since the 1550s. I never cared for the Spanish shape, so I never cared for the guitar until I saw a backpacker. When I did, I said to myself, "self, there's the instrument for you." If the backpacker hadn't been invented (circa 1994, I think) I wouldn't now be a budding guitarist. Maybe some will therefore curse the luthier who devised the new shape. But I'm pleased.

T.