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2010 Schaefer 15
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Serial #: 09410
Body Width: 15 3/8" Nut: 1 11/16"" Scale: 25" Depth: 2 1/4" Neck depth: .78/.89, 1st/10th fret
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 compensated adjustable bridge, floating Armstrong humbucking pickup, Waverly butterbean 16x1 tuners with grained ivoroid keys, art-deco rosewood tailpiece, adjustable truss rod.
Notes: Austin, Texas luthier Ed Schaefer's Model 15 is the perfect instrument for the player on the go. Tap tuned, meticulously constructed, the 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 rock solid to last for generations.
The neck has a comfy gentle "D" profile, notably sleek and fast, with smooth low action over a fresh high-precision setup. 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 bright acoustic voice.
Costly when new, these ideal gigmeisters have been unavailable for some years now, and since Ed's retirement have become prized by players and collectors alike. With an incomparably warm, faithful acoustic voice, this guitar is seldom seen on the vintage market. A rare find for the working performer and weekend warrior alike. 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 deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.