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Old 11-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Talking NGD - Awesome Crafter

I've had this guitar for maybe a month now, but it's been with a local luthier getting sorted out for the last week, so I've held off posting her up.

Its a Crafter GAE-8, a Grand Auditorium style electro acoustic which I picked up for around 130. Retail is around the 400 mark.


Solid engelman spruce top, mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, 20 frets, sclae 650mm, LR Baggs pre amp

Now she's back from the shop after having a horrendous amount of neck relief corrected, frets dressed, board oiled and generally setup, its a joy to play.

I also had a Tusq nut and saddle made especially for this guitar, which improves the tone no end, just rings for ages and sounds balanced across the range which is great.

Overall its a great guitar and just shows how much you can get for your money; I have played this against my step-fathers collection of expensive acoustics (Washburns, a Taylor, couple of Japanese Epiphones) and its right up there.

I don't have a microphone that will do this guitar justice so the clip below is recorded directly into Cubase through an M Audio interface from the guitars LR Baggs pre amp (which, is fooking awesome by the way) with a touch of delay from a VST , nothing else.

Clip (worshippers of Phil Keaggy will please excuse me... I could never do this song proper justice, but I enjoy trying...)


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Old 11-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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happy NGD ! i love the color ! Phil keaggy would be happy, not a bad job !
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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One of my friends has a Crafter and it's a pretty good playing/feeling guitar.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:56 AM   #4
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Can't be beaten for the money, I've played a host of sub 500 guitars in the past, and this is one of the best
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