DE-8/N

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
Made In South Korea
Series Series 8
GTIN 14 08806383201094
Body Type Auditorium, Classical 4/4, Concert, Dreadnought, Jumbo, Mini Jumbo, Orchestra, Other, Parlor, Travel/Small
Cutaway? No, Yes
Massive/Laminate Wood Massive Body, Massive Top
Top Material Family Ash, Basswood, Blackwood, Bunya, Cedar, Cherry, Dao, Koa, Mahogany, Maple, Pine, Poplar, Redwood, Spruce, Ziricote
Body Material Family Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Agathis, Alder, Aluminum, Ash, Balsa, Basswood, Blackwood, Cherry, Cocobolo, Dao, HPL, Koa, Limewood, Mahogany, Maple, Meranti, Myrtlewood, Nato, Nyatoh, Oak, Okoume, Ovangkol, Pau Ferro, Pine, Poplar, Radiata, Rosewood, Sapele, Sassafras, Snakewood, Spruce, Swamp Ash, Walnut, Zebrawood, Ziricote
Fretboard Material Family Brownwood, Ebony, Ferro, Jatoba, Katalox, Laurel, Maple, Micarta, Oak, Ovangkol, Pau Ferro, Richlite, Rosewood, Sonokeling, Walnut, Wenge, Ziricote
Neck Material Family Birch, Cedar, Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Nato, Okoume, Panga Panga, Rosewood, Sapele, Wenge
String Number 10, 11, 12, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Number of Frets 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Neck joint at 12th fret, 13th fret, 14th fret
Amplified? No, Yes
Pickup Configuration Microphone, Piezo
Active Pickup? No, Yes
Pickup Brand Aguilar, Aria, B&G Guitars, Bare Knuckle, Baton Rouge, Cole Clark, Crafter, Delano, DiMarzio, Duesenberg, EMG, ESP Ltd., Fender, Fishman, Gibson, Godin, Gretsch, Harmony, Häussel Pickups, Höfner, Ibanez, Kent Armstrong, L.R. Baggs, Lag, Lakland, Lindy Fralin, Lollar, Macmull Custom Guitars, Music Man, Nik Huber, Prodipe, Prodipe Guitars, PRS, Reveho, Rickenbacker, Sandberg, Schecter, Seymour Duncan, Shadow, Squier, Strandberg, Suhr, Takamine, Taylor, Tim Shaw, TV Jones, Wilkinson, Yamaha
Left-Friendly? Yes, No
Lefty/Right Handed Left Handed, Right Handed
Colour Black, Blue, Brown, Burgundy, Burst, Copper, Cream, Gold, Green, Grey, Natural, Orange, Other, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Turquoise, White, Yellow

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