The quick answer is yes, here we go, I have two Crafter Guitars, and in my humble opinion, they are a fantastic guitar for the money, one is solid Sika Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides the other is (the newest one) solid Cedar top with Rosewood back and sides, both are Grand Auditorium size, Crafter have a unique sound, kind of mellow, that I like. There are very very popular in Asia. If you can get passed the point that they are made in Korea, and it doesn't bother me were a guitar is made, as long as they are well made, sound good, easy to play, look good, and l think last but not least, good value for money. If you ever get the chance to play one, you may be pleasantly surprised.
Post by Greg Ballantyne on Jan 22, 2017 10:55:54 GMT -5
Derick , I have never seen a Crafter guitar. From the pictures I can say I'd like to see some. I am sure that Koreans can make high quality guitars. The picture is affected for many by the fact that the economic gradient that makes Korean products more affordable here is leveraged in a way that means most low priced not so good guitars also come from there, or similar places. Doesn't mean there can't be some very fine Korean or Chinese guitars or other products. Does mean you have to pay attention to determine which one you have in your hands....
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Greg A year or so ago, I wouldn't even pick up a Crafter Guitar, then one day in the little guitar shop, tried one and was very surprised by the tone/sound, Quality, looks, playability, and last but not least the price. Now I have two Crafter Guitars and very pleased with them. They don't have the stigma of Taylor, Martin or Gibson, but they are very popular in Asia.