Crafter FRG250E Reviews
Bought off Ebay for £87. I was looking for a cheapish acoustic to keep at work to while away the hours.
After a re-string and nut replacement this guitar is quite nice to play. Neck seems pretty true with no buzzes. It looks nice in a blue burst colour and is well finished for a 'budget' guitar. Sounds pretty good to my ears although I've never played the supposed charmers, Martin etc.
The shallow bowl-back design makes for a comfortable playing position and I reckon is it more hardwearing than wood.
For the money I paid I cannot complain about anything. If I'd bought it new for the £200 asking price I'd be disappointed with the flimsy plastic soundhole trim (very tacky). Although it wouldn't be too noticeable if it wasn't loose and removable; a bit of glue will fix it.
Seems very good. I guess the resin bowl back is cheap to manufacture so money can be spent elsewhere. The neck is better than I thought it would be at this price. Frets are nice and the tuners are of decent quality.
I wasn't specifically looking for the Ovation type guitar, but am pleased with this. It plays easy, sounds pretty good, is comfortable and looks nice too.
Like many mass produced guitars, a great deal of improvement can be had by simply adjusting the action.
I'd look at the competition before buying a new one, although overall, an undoubted bargain for less than £100.GC
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