Crafter HiLITE TE CD/VTG Review in iGuitar

We’re thrilled to bits that iGuitar have started to review Crafter guitars for us. For the first outing in their quiet room studio for rigorous testing, they took on the HiLITE TE CD/VTG and they really liked it! No wonder they’re so popular! You can view the online review here but there’s also an interactive link to the magazine here.

Here’s what Tim Slater had to say about the HiLITE.
“The Crafter HiLite TE CD-VTG feels like the type of electro acoustic that you can safely take home to meet your mother! The vintage style finish makes a refreshing change from the popular pale and glossy spruce and the compact dimensions are counterbalanced by a pleasantly big and punchy sound. You can imagine this guitar suiting a Jazz or Country soloist just as adeptly as it effortlessly sits alongside a singer songwriter; the terrific neck, good tone and workable amplified tones add up to a whole lot of fun. Just as importantly this guitar won’t break the bank, either. In fact it’s really very good value for money.”

March 15th, 2012|Reviews|

New Crafter Factory Grand Opening

Crafter has opened a brand new, custom designed factory. The Mayor of YangJu City and guests from around the world cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening Ceremony near Seoul on May 14th 2009

The move, which is the result of five 5 years of planning and construction, is the seventh location for the company and was made in spite of the fact that Crafter only moved to a new 7,000 square metre purpose built factory as recently as the year 2000.

Shortly after the 2000 move, the Korean Government expressed an interest in using Crafter’s land for a housing development and entered into negotiations which enabled the company to purchase new land just five kilometres from the factory.

Crafter President, InJae Park, said, “Under normal circumstances, a company would expect to stay in a new factory for at least 20 years so that the cost could be written off over a long period. The deal that Crafter did with the government, combined with the realistic cost of the land, gave us the unique opportunity to be able to build a new and even more modern factory in the same area, so that we could retain all of our loyal and highly trained staff.”

The opening of the new factory was a very special occasion at Crafter and the management was pleased to share this with many friends and business partners from around the world. Visitors were greeted by a line of Korean ladies dressed in their colourful national dress and even more colour was added by massed bouquets of orchids.

The ceremony took place outside the new Crafter factory building and opened with a short service to bless the facility. This was followed by speeches from the […]

May 15th, 2009|Company News|