Crafter’s history starts in 1972 when HyunKwon Park founded his business in the basement of his home in Seoul, Korea. HyunKwon built classical guitars for the Korean domestic market with four other craftsmen. By 1978 they had outgrown their basement space and moved to bigger premises. At this time, the guitars were branded ‘Sungeum’ which means ‘accomplishing the sound’. This is still a well known brand in the Korean market today.
In 1986 HyunKwon’s son, Injae Park joined the company and decided to create a new brand that would be both easy to remember and convey an appropriate image worldwide. He chose the name ‘Crafter’, which has connotations of high quality and pays tribute to the talented craftsmen who create the guitars. The Crafter brand is now registered in more than 40 countries throughout the world.
More about Crafter – http://www.crafterusa.com/aboutcrafter
This is a nice affordable jazz-box with lots of appeal. It has a clear bright acoustic sound, very even all over the neck. Plugged in it sounds really good – very useable tones from all 3 pickups settings.
MODEL NAME: Crafter FEG700/N
BODY STYLE: Full Acoustic
BACK: Tiger Maple
SIDES: Tiger Maple
WIDTH AT NUT: 43mm (1 11/16″)
FRETBOARD: Indian Rosewood
SCALE LENGTH: 647.7mm (25 1/2″)
FRETS: 20 Medium
MACHINE HEADS: Grover Gold Diecast machine heads
BRIDGE: Indian Rosewood
ELECTRONICS: 2Volume + 2Tone + 3 way switch
SPECS: Dovetail neck joint
This guitar is in excellent, as-new condition. It has never been out of the house, let alone near a stage. It has well looked after by a fastidious owner. There are no marks, scratches, dings or dents anywhere. No buckle rash and only some very light swirling on the pickguard. No fret wear, no blemishes, no issues.
It is well made, plays fine, and sounds great. The quality of instruments coming out of Korea in recent years has been impressive. Some bigger name brands would have been proud to produce such a build some years ago. Notice has been served – the big boys need to keep up ….
Comes in deluxe gig bag in new condition.