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Crafter’s history starts in 1972 when HyunKwon Park founded his business in the basement of his home in Seoul. Within a compact 20 square metre space, HyunKwon built classical guitars for the Korean domestic market with four other craftsmen. By 1978 they had outgrown their basement space and moved to bigger premises, just outside Seoul, in order to fulfil their growing customer orders.

In 1986 HyunKwon’s son, Injae Park, joined the company and HyunKwon became chairman. InJae believed that ‘Sungeum’ was too difficult a word for his export market so he decided to create a new brand that would be both easy to remember and convey an appropriate image. He chose the name ‘Crafter’, which has connotations of high quality and also pays tribute to the craftsmen and women who create the guitars. The Crafter brand is now registered in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

In 2009, Crafter expanded again and built a bigger state-of-the art manufacturing complex to build even more guitars. The move which was the result of 5 years of planning and construction features modern facilities including leisure rooms, a huge restaurant, gym, and a chapel for all the staff who work there. Building in the same area as the previous workshop meant that Crafter could retain all of their loyal and highly trained staff.

When HyunKwon Park and his four employees began their conquest of the Korean market with classical guitars, their focus was on ‘top quality’ and ‘excellent value’ guitars which are two concepts closely connected with his brand name, Sungeum. Since running the company in 1986, InJae Park, has established Crafter as a world-famous brand which matches these virtues like no other’s.

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Crafter GA6 Solid Top Acoustic Guitar BODY STYLE Grand Auditorium TOP Solid Sitka spruce BACK M..
Crafter GAE15L  Left Handed Electro-Acoustic Grand Auditorium Body Solid Cedar Top Da..
Crafter Solid top electro-acoustic guitar Grand Auditorium Body Solid Sitka Spruce Top Mah..
Solid Engelmann spruce top Mahogany back & sides Chrome Diecast Tuners with mushroom buttons ..
The Crafter JE-18 is an electro-acoustic Jumbo guitar featuring a solid cedar top and rosewood back ..
Crafter PLT 8 CD Parlour Acoustic Guitar with slotted headstock Parlour Body Solid Cedar To..
Small bodied acoustic guitar Solid Engelmann spruce top Rosewood Back & Sides Rosewood finge..
Solid Engelmann spruce top Diecast Gold Tuners Rosewood Back & Sides LR Baggs Preamp with bu..
Crafter TC035 Left Hand Electro Acoustic Solid Engelmann spruce top Diecast Gold Tuners Rosewo..
Crafter TMC-035 electro-acoustic guitar with slightly wider top nut ideal for finger style playing ..
Crafter TRV 23 Acoustic Guitar Travel Size Guitar (22 ¾” Scale) Solid Sitka Spruce Top with ..
Crafter TS-7 Headstock Tuner Compact headstock tuner that works on vibration or microphone sensi..

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Just to let you know i got my parcel okay & thanks for the speedy reply in the 1st instance ... i will defo buy from your company in the future.

John, Scotland 

Many thanks for all you have done to help with this.
I will keep your shop as a bookmark.

Rob, Scotland

ref schaller pick up Many thank for very quick service i am well pleased regards 

Ivan, Norfolk

the guitar arrived yesterday and I am very happy with it. More than this I have to thank you for the super fast two day shipment - great job!

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