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Details about  Crafter JM180 -vls/v Sitka Spruce Top All Solid dreadnought Acoustic Guitar VGC

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Crafter JM180 -vls/v Sitka Spruce Top All Solid dreadnought Acoustic Guitar VGC
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Used but excellent condition

11 Jun, 2013 19:20:21 BST
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watford, United Kingdom


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Used but excellent condition
Type: Dreadbought Solid Woods Guitar No. of Strings: 6 string
Brand: Crafter MPN: JM 180vls-v
Right-/ Left-Handed: Right-Handed Size: 4/4
 I bought this beautiful guitar in the USA a few years ago and liked it so much that I paid import duty to bring it here, Its a 2005 Crafter JM180-VLSV
Deep bodied dreadnought size with plenty of low end because of the body depth. So loud when you want it to be. This instrument is in excellent condition and has spent most of its life in a case with strings de-tensioned when not in use. The body is like new and unmarked, and the only imperfection I can see is a superficial dink in the neck just in the varnish, the finish is like new and I have treated the guitar with wax and applied lemon oil to the fingerboard to preserve it.

Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany sides and rosewood fretboard and bridge.
 I had the action tweaked by a luthier who also fitted a bone bridge -replacing the plastic one it came with, so sounds superb. The tune up and work cost me about 70 pounds.

The VLS/V denotes a special vintage finish - usually sunburst, This is a slope shouldered Dreadnaught guitar
and is an excellent copy of the 1940s J45 standard edition which is still being sold by Gibson to this day.
The only difference is the headstock and the cost - Gibson charge a few thousand pounds new
The Crafter vlsv range usually sell for about 3 to 400 pounds, If you do a search for "crafter vls/v" here on ebay you will see that they are to be found mainly in the USA
I have also played this guitar with the technofret anchoring system (which sells for a fiver  here on ebay and easy to fit) and that improved the projection even and tone further-so a cheap recommended upgrad there. I have removed that and refitted the original pins for the sale. Im also including a budget capo,ritter gig bag and plectrum and  D'addario american bronze strings 10-50 extra light - a nice quality set of strings

It has a big following in the states and I found this link to the crafter usergroup praising this model

All solid construction and the top has some of the tightest grain sitka spruce I have ever seen, even tighter
than that on a Martin Guitar that I have. Being all solid this guitar will improve in sound with playing.

below is the spec of this guitar - happy bidding
Guitar Type Acoustic
Body Mahogany
Body Construction Hollow
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back Mahogany
Sides Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Frets 20
Inlay Dot
# of Strings 6
Headstock 3+3
Bridge Wood
Bridge Construction Rosewood
Cutaway None
Soundhole Round (Traditional)
Hardware Chrome
Guitar Features Pickguard
String Instrument Finish Violin Sunburst

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