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Crafter

Crafter guitars’ story began in 1972 in the basement of the family home of founder HyunKwon Park, father of current owner, Inae Park. Originally named ‘Sungeum’, meaning ‘accomplishing the sound’, HyunKwon’s hand-crafted classical models enjoyed instant success amongst local musicians. By ’78 they stretched out to a larger premises in Yangju-gun, just outside Seoul, to fulfill growing demand. In 1986 Inae Park joined his father to conquer the global market. This is when they rechristened the company to ‘Crafter’.

In 2009 they expanded again to keep up with demand to a state-of-the art guitar factory that was the result of 5 years of planning and construction. In keeping with the family spirit of the company, they built the facility where the original factory existed so they could retain their original staff. It includes leisure rooms, a gym, restaurant, and chapel, for all the staff working there. 

Though utilizing cutting edge technology to craft their guitars, much hand craftwork still goes into each guitar and each instrument has a personality of its own, ‘just like the people who build them’. Now registered in more than 40 countries throughout the world, more than 60,000 instruments leaving the factory each year.

Their broad range of acoustic and semi-acoustic instruments documents the company’s program of continuous review and development. Their steady expansion in diversity of range reflects the needs of their pool of dedicated customers, seeking the Crafter tone.
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Crafter JE-18/N
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Jumbo indeed, and full of low/mid range. The Crafter JE-18/N is a joy to strum and extremely loud. Crafter uses a nice solid cedar wood for the top and the craftsmanship is nice. The guitar plays smoothly, neck shape is comfy and the guitar all in all is nicely set. When plugging it you immediately enjoy using the L.R. Baggs LR-T NX system, which uses their under.the-saddle element pickup (which we love).The LCD tuner is really easy to use and makes your life easier on the stage, the eq on the preamp helps you get your sound right and is quite versatile. If you're in the market for a boomy & loud guitar, consider the Crafter JE-18/N. 

Crafter DE-8/N
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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.

Crafter GCL-80/BRS
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An all maple electro-acoustic guitar with the right looks and price! 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 GCL-80 is a cool looking grand auditorium guitar which is equipped with an L.R Baggs system id order to get you where you want when playing on stage.The all maple body and top gives the Crafter GCL-80 a sweet mellow sound with subtle low end. The result is a guitar that plays nice with other instruments and on stage. Crafter's 43mm nut and solid C shape neck making it easier to switch chords smoothly, and the attack of the maple body helps the lightest string picking be heard.Like other models offered by Crafter, the GCL-80 is equipped with an L.R Baggs system an is easy to work with on stage.

Crafter ES-GCE
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Sweet sounding acoustic guitar at an affordable price. The new Euro-Series by Crafter was designed in cooperation with their German and UK distributions, in order to bring out a great players' guitar at an affordable price. The true charm of the Euro-Series guitars is Crafter's new pickup system, the DualSource, which sounds good and offers both piezo and microphone options, all at a price tag around 700€.The ES-GCE is the Grand Auditorium model from the Euro Series, the guitar has Mahogany body,Sitka Spruce top, a nice tortoise style binding and grover tuners. We found it fun and easy to play. At this price range it is definitely one to consider.

Crafter HT-250/S.BRS
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An Orchestra model which goes beyond the 12th fret and it's price! 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.One of the best examples for that statement is the Crafter HT-250 guitar. We could not stop asking ourselves "does it really only cost around 200€? really?".The HT-250 is a simple Engelmann spruce top and mahogany body, orchestra size guitar. It has all you need in a beginners or a couch guitar and much more. What more? more sound.If we need to choose one character that a beginner's guitar must have, it is definitely good playability. Without being playable, a guitar can only harm the novice guitar player as playing an unplayable guitar can be frustrating. The Crafter HT-250 has got that covered big time. it is soooo comfortable to play it becomes difficult to put it aside. In addition it also sounds pretty good and the intonation is neat as well.On the Crafter HT-250/S.BRS we got for demos, the looks was great too, we liked the satin sunburst finish very much.

Crafter GXE-600 ABLE
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The Crafter GXE-600 ABLE is an affordable electric-acoustic guitar for musicians who seek for an "all arounder" guitar. It has well defined mid range, which is one of Crafter's sound characteristics, and an L.R. Baggs Element pickup combined with an LR-T NX (LCD Tuner) PreAmp which make it a great stage guitar.Crafter says that these guitars are crafted with both comfort and sound in mind. and we must second that. The GXE-600 ABLE is actually comfortable to play on, accessing past the 12th fret, finger/hybrid picking and complicated chord structures really come easy on this on.

Crafter GXE-600MH ABLE
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The Crafter GXE-600MH ABLE is an affordable electric-acoustic guitar for musicians who seek for an "all arounder" guitar. The GXE-600MH ABLE is the all Mahogany version of the standard Crafter GXE-600 ABLE which can be found on TonePedia. Just like the GXE-600, the MH version comes stage ready thanks to the L.R. Baggs Element pickup and LR-T NX (LCD Tuner) PreAmp combination. The all Mahogany body adds softness to the overall sound of the guitar so be sure to compare both models to find which one fits you best.Crafter says that these guitars are crafted with both comfort and sound in mind. and we must second that. The GXE-600MH ABLE is actually comfortable to play on, accessing past the 12th fret, finger/hybrid picking and complicated chord structures really come easy on this on.

Crafter ES-PE
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Nice price for a sweet 12 fret Parlor guitar. The new Euro-Series by Crafter was designed in cooperation with their German and UK distributions, in order to bring out a great players' guitar at an affordable price. The true charm of the Euro-Series guitars is Crafter's new pickup system, the DualSource, which sounds good and offers both piezo and microphone options, all at a price tag around 700€.The ES-PE is the Parlor model from the Euro Series, the guitar has Mahogany body,Sitka Spruce top, a nice tortoise style binding and grover tuners. The small Parlor body, 12 fret body to neck joint and slim nut make the Crafter ES-PE a snuggly guitar which is really fun to play. You almost immediately have to play blues on it, and it will sing.

Crafter ES-DE
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A stage ready Dreadnought acoustic guitar at an affordable price. The new Euro-Series by Crafter was designed in cooperation with their German and UK distributions, in order to bring out a great players' guitar at an affordable price. The true charm of the Euro-Series guitars is Crafter's new pickup system, the DualSource, which sounds good and offers both piezo and microphone options, all at a price tag around 700€.The ES-DE is the Dreadnought model from the Euro Series, the guitar has Mahogany body,Sitka Spruce top, a nice tortoise style binding and grover tuners. We found it to be a loud and pretty decent sounding guitar. At this price range it is definitely one to consider.