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2009 Schaefer 15 Special
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Serial #: 09410
Body Width: 14 3/4" Nut: 1 11/16"" Scale: 25" Depth: 2 3/8"
Finish: Cherry sunburst, nitrocellulose type.
Materials: Solid hand-carved tiger flame maple back, sides and neck; solid hand-carved Sitka spruce top; solid ebony fingerboard, solid mother-of-pearl inlays, solid bone nut.
Hardware: Solid ebony hardware includes bound tailpiece, compensated adjustable bridge; Seymour Duncan P-Rail pickups, Waverly 16x1 tuners with ebony keys, adjustable truss rod.
Notes: Austin, Texas luthier Ed Schaefer's guitars are meticulously constructed entirely by hand, and rarely seen on the vintage market. His Schaefer 15 is the perfect instrument for the player on the go. All solid, all carved, slim depth 15" body delivers big-guitar archtop tone, but goes right up in the overhead bin. The premium hand-carved solid spruce soundboard and highly flamed maple body are combined with a solid mahogany and maple center block for enhanced sustain and superior feedback resistance.
The neck has a comfy gentle "D" profile, notably sleek and fast, and the frets are the classic medium-jumbos, famously easy to play. Body and neck are very well balanced, and the instrument sits delightfully on the lap or the strap. The innovative Seymour Duncan P-Rail pickups combine Gibson P-90 screw-type bobbins with Fender style rails to create an entirely new type of humbucking pickup, a veritable Swiss Army Knife of tonal capability. Each of the two pickup mounting rings contains a pair of micro-switches, one for each of the four coils, allowing the player to choose from a virtual cornucopia of humbucking or single coil tones.
The solid ebony fingerboard has smooth, low action over a fresh high-precision setup. This rare example is in immaculate, virtually unplayed condition, and offers matchless versatility, unparalleled comfort, and stunning good looks. One only: call now.
Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.
Case: Original black deluxe arched plush lined hardshell case.