CRAFTER is an American brand which is made in Korea. The neck is mahogany, the table Beautiful Bubinga (African wood), for against the back and sides are in a black plastic composite material such as hard a little bulging backs "Ovations". Returns an opinion on this brand are always pretty good, so I fell for this guitar was sold to me very cheap because its owner thought the system preamp HS, where the price pretty ridiculous. In fact, everything works nickel and is marked "LR Baggs" that is listed on the box preamp 'with volume, 3-band EQ + "scoop" (presence?), A button "mute", a phase inverter and a radio alarm clock function (just kidding ...). In short, although complete his jack is plugged at the lower splint swollen. Aesthetically I found a beautiful face, a beautiful red painted and veined ... Well, the back is not wood at all but the balance is quite successful.
I was immediately struck by the sound projection of this guitar (not connected) due to the thickness of the box! Undoubtedly the "plasticky" background has a lot. Access to treble is easy, accuracy to octave perfect (as long as it lasts) and ... miracle ... it takes good agreement with home mechanical oiled in the bath ... What about his itself? And Ben is good sound with a very audible range of bass to treble, bass is very present and very crisp highs ... In addition, I find it quite "easy" to play, although I have long played on acoustic nylon and I shit a little still in contact with the metal (though harder than my electric!) .. ..
Good, "j'me branch where??". I tested live console and it did not provided swinging too serious, but the equalizer is well taf in that setting changes are noticeable ... I suffered no feedback (rosette unobstructed), although very close to the diffusion ... I think a good amp dedicated it gets really good, darn ... Details also, one can easily play standing (but at my age. ..)
I use it for a month and I confess that the house becomes my acoustic preference. I have had a great and big Takamine EG523SC who was my joy but here the sensations are not the same, it is a more manageable most versatile guitar more festive, ...
Good for the price it was obviously a great deal and I admit that if another Crafter crosses my path, it may be that I focus on ...
Here THE useful link = http://crafterguitars.uk.com/fx550-series/
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Max783602002's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Guitar made in Korea.
Nice finish, mechanical treats.
Pick / up (Selector) Shadow
Volume button, Mute (cuts all microphones)
Equalizer: spare can adjust the bass / medium / high level and also the "Presence", which gives more brightness to the sound.
Channel VERY enjoyable.
The feel is great, I could play for hours on it so it's easy!
In addition to this guitar is light, giving even more comfort.
The sound without amplification is more than adequate, even surprising, it sounds!
(I t bluff by trying it in stores ..)
With amplification, it confirms the good we can be at first first:
The sound is very good, or attack any accent is transcribed (e) by the microphones,
you can have a very beautiful sound bright or warm sound, more in the "medium" according to the settings on the OPRS Shadow box (especially with the "Phase", which turns on whether a green LED)
With the Equalizer (bass / medium / treeble / presence) can even change the sound reproduction.
A very pleasant surprise that this Crafter!
I use this guitar for 6 months.
I love the ergonomics and comfort of the handle is a pleasure REL
to play it, and in addition the sound is quite a height.
That's what motivated me by buying it.
I have tried many models in the same price range (around 300 euros)
without being really excited .. and I came across this little crafter FX550: a revlation!