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2010 Schaefer Model 15
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Serial #: 09410
Body Width: 14 3/8" Nut: 1 11/16"" Scale: 25" Depth: 2 1/4"
Finish: Natural blonde finish, nitrocellulose type.
Materials: Solid hand-carved European flame maple back, sides and neck; solid hand-carved bearclaw spruce top; solid ebony fingerboard, solid mother-of-pearl inlays, solid bone nut.
Hardware: Solid ebony hardware includes bound pickguard and tailpiece, floating Armstrong humbucking pickup, Waverly butterbean 16x1 tuners with grained ivoroid keys, solid ebony compensated adjustable bridge, adjustable truss rod.
Notes: Austin luthier Ed Schaefer's archtop 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 have the classic voice of the tap-tuned, X-braced Venetian cutaway design. And the guitar is just impossibly light in weight: at a mere 4lb 7oz. it practically floats off the lap, yet is built to withstand the rigors of the road.
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 Armstrong Handmade floating humbucking pickup produces a smooth, silky tone, notably faithful to the lively acoustic voice. A new example starts at $7700 with a wait of over a year or so for delivery. This guitar is in immaculate, virtually unplayed condition: one only at this price. 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 deluxe arched plush hardshell case.