Crafter may appear to be the new kid on the block with their superb range of acoustic guitars but they have actually been around for a very long time.
Crafter is a Korean company, originally founded in 1972 and since the mid 1980’s has risen to become one of the biggest selling acoustic guitar brands in the UK and now the USA has embraced this superb range of handcrafted guitars.
Crafter guitars are currently sold in more than 30 countries worldwide and are now also available in Australia.
Crafter have positioned themselves medium-priced high value brand, which means that you are getting a lot of guitar for your money. In fact, Crafter are increasingly being recognised for consistently building high quality guitars with an emphasis on value for money. Crafter guitars compare model by model to other brands of guitars costing as much as three times more!
Crafter utilise tried and tested designs and produce great sounding, solidly built instruments – often using better quality timbers normally reserved for higher priced instruments. Many players the World over agree that Crafter leave most of the other ‘budget’ manufacturers miles behind.
Take this Crafter D7 acoustic guitar for example. By using thinner hand finished bracing than normally found in similar priced acoustic guitars, Crafter have dramatically improved the responsiveness and dynamics of this Guitar, providing a superbly balanced and articulate tone. The Crafter D7 features a beautiful solid Cedar Top with mahogany back and sides, and chrome diecast tuners.
The new two-level soundbridge featured on the Crafter D7 acoustic increases string tension as the strings pass over the saddle thus improving the guitar’s responsiveness, volume and dynamic performance. At the same time the new bridge allows for effortless adjustment of the guitar’s string action.
The Crafter D7 acoustic guitar is a true all-rounder, equally at home as a finger picker or as an accompaniment to singing.
Crafter D7 specifications:
- BODY STYLE: Dreadnought
- TOP: Solid Cedar
- BACK: Mahogany
- SIDES: Mahogany
- BRACING: M-brace
- NECK: Mahogany
- WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16
- FRET BOARD: Indian Rosewood
- SCALE LENGTH: 25 ½”
- NUMBER OF FRETS: 20
- MACHINE HEADS: Chrome Diecast tuners
- BRIDGE: Indian Rosewood
- HARDWARE: Chrome
- FINISH: Natural Satin
- UNIQUE FEATURES:
– Dovetail Neck Joint
– Abalone Dot position markers
– Hand Inlaid Wooden Soundhole Rosette
- STRINGS: D’Addario EJ26 Custom Light .011,.015,.022,.032,.042,.052