Crafter DE-8/N – When affordability meets great craftmanship. 

When it comes to price/value ratio , no one can overlook Crafter’s great guitars. The Korean company which began it’s way in the 70’s is a major player in today’s mid level range guitars.

The DE-8/N is one of their most known models. It features Solid Engelmann spruce top and mahogany back and sides, gloss finish, Indian rosewood fretboard and a 43mm nut width.
One of the main characteristics of the DE-8/N is how responsive and airy it is, thanks to the thin braces Crafter uses. The spruce top compliments the bit darker sound of the mahogany body.
It’s safe to say that this guitar is more on the dry, woody side of the scale. It feels very natural in a good way.

The DE-8/N comes with an LR Baggs Element undersaddle pickup combined with their LR-T-RX preamp – four-band EQ plus phase and a tuner.
Crafter understands the need of us musicians to control and shape our tone to our liking and their choice of preamp proves it. adjusting your tone is pretty easy and exact, the big LCD is pretty handy when tuning the guitar.

DE-8/N technical specifications

Manufacturer Crafter
Series Series 8
String Number 6
Body Type Family Dreadnought
Body Type Square Shoulder
Cutaway? Yes
Solid/Laminate Wood Solid Top
Top Material Solid Engelmann Spruce
Body Material Mahogany
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Neck Material Mahogany
Number of Frets 20
Neck joint at 14th fret
Scale Length (inch) 25.5
Nut Width (inch) 1.69
Finish Natural
Amplification Piezo
Pickup Active/Passive Active
Pickup Brand L.R. Baggs
Pickup Model Element
Left-Friendly? No
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Made In South Korea
GTIN 14 8806383201094

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