MessyTendon wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:00 pm
The Soloette...might as well play a toilet seat. It's worthless without headphones, and how comfortable do you think you will be with sweaty ears?
The Martin back packer comes in nylon, it's cheaper and sounds just as bad
The backpacker is a completely different animal -- it's a tiny scale kinda-acoustic instrument meant literally for carrying around to various hostels and playing sing-alongs.
As you said, the Soloette is meant to be used with headphones - it's a "silent" guitar otherwise. It's meant to be a true practice instrument - it's scale is standard and its frame represents the leg position and depth of a standard classical guitar. That's night-and-day from the backpacker. With its piezo pickup, it was never meant to perform concerts. I'm biased but in my life, the Soloette is MUCH nicer to take on quick work trips than a full-sized guitar -- it doesn't even count as a carry-on bag (just a "personal bag") which is a huge benefit if I'm not checking other luggage!
Not sure why your ear sweat would be such a concern, I don't have that issue.