I just spend the last few hours setting up my Martin Backpacker. Anyone who has ever played one of these sticks knows what a dismal playing and tuning instrument this can be. After 10 years ownership, I finally shaved a good 1/8" off the saddle, re-did the nut slots, dressed the frets and, while I was at, I put in an entire set of pearl dots in the fret board. The Backpacker only has 3 dots. 1 on the 5th fret and 2 on the 12th fret. Now it has a full compliment of dots. Well, while I was at it, I noticed I had 3 dots left over so, I set them into the bridge. Then I was consumed by the insane idea of putting a "leg rest" on the thing with a Florentine cut-a-way! This guitar sits much better on my leg and is so much easier to play now! Martin should get all over this one! Am I the first to have modded my Backpacker? Is an epidemic not far behind?!