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Is there an instruction manual for my acoustic electric guitar’s preamp system?
An instruction manual for Crafter guitars, which includes general instructions for Crafter preamps, is shipped with all new Crafter guitars. The preamp instructions start on page 8 of the manual and you can find a pdf copy on this website in the Support section or use the link http://crafterguitars.com/support/Manual There are also specific instruction manuals for the current preamp models in the Support section.
What is the difference between the Crafter SA and the SAT models?
The differences between the SA and the SAT relates to the pickup and electronics. These are; SA pickups – LR Baggs Element undersaddle acoustic pickup plus a lipstick style single coil SAT pickup – LR Baggs Element undersaddle acoustic pickup plus a Kent Armstrong P90 style humbucker. The SA features a preamplifier fitted to the top bout of the guitar with controls for bass, mid, treble, volume and a blend control. The outputs of the pickups are mixed and blended together after which the volume and tone of the blended sound is processed and sent to a single mono jack output. The SAT has rotary volume and active tone control for each pickup and the outputs are sent to a stereo output jack so that each pickup can be routed to its own amplifier. If a standard mono jack cable is used the outputs of the two pickups are mixed and the mix (or blending) can be controlled with the volume controls of the two pickups.
What kind of Strings came on my SA/SAT and is it ok to use different strings on it?
Crafter SA and SAT models are supplied from the factory with electric strings which are used because the magnetic pickup responds best to this type of string. Acoustic strings will not work properly with the magnetic pickup. Electric strings are not optimum for the acoustic under saddle pickup but the difference between the response to these and acoustic strings is very small. The gauges of the strings fitted at the factory are .011 to .049 and small changes to these gauges should not affect the intonation. However, if you use a set with a wound third the intonation will almost certainly be out and you will need to change the bridge saddle. A suitable replacement is supplied with the guitar.
I am a professional guitarist and would like talk to someone in artist relations about promoting you
Please contact the Crafter distributor in your country here http://crafterguitars.com/eng/dealer for endorsement or promotion information.
Does Crafter Do Special or Custom Orders?
No, we are sorry but do not have the facilities for special or custom orders.
I bought a used Crafter from someone, how can I find out what it’s worth?
The best way to see what a used guitar is worth is to see what they have been selling for on popular used instrument sites, like eBay or craigslist. Another alternative would be to see what guitars with similar woods and features are selling for.