Scheduling Mid-September Archtop Building Class

I am scheduling a mid-September archtop building class where you watch me build an archtop in 10 days!  On the tenth day we string it up in the raw.  This course will shave five years off your learning curve!  You can video, photograph anything and everything I do as well as copy all of my jigs and fixtures.  Folks….there is not a better deal in luthier training around…..just go check out the others!!!!  I am opening this up to only THREE students,  Price is $1500  Please call me for more info:  512 786-8036  Ed

The Levitator Has Landed


The Levitator is a set neck, blended heel solid body. It resembles a Tele body, but don’t judge a book by its’ cover!

Features of the Levitator include:

  • Double carbon fiber reinforced neck with truss rod
  • Available in 23.5″ scale (Byrdland) or 25.5″ scale
  • 25.5″ scale features a 1 5/8″ nut
  • 23.5″ scale features a 1 11/16″ nut
  • Available with Rio Grande Charlie Christian/Blade Bridge Pick-ups or Rio Grande Muy Grande Pick-ups
  • Solid ebony fingerboard
  • Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh bridge (gold or nickel)
  • Gotoh tuners (gold or nickel)
  • Angled headstock
  • Ebony headstock faceplate with Schaefer logo in MOP
  • .060 Ivroid binding around headstock, fingerboard and body
  • Abalone siderail dots
  • Ebony neck pickup ring
  • Ebony with inlay volume and tone knobs
  • CTS pots
  • Three-way toggle
  • Ebony electronics cavity cover
  • Copper insulated electronics cavity
  • Schaller strap locks (gold or nickel)
  • Twelve coats of nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Delivered in a Levy’s Italian leather gig bag

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SOLD!!! The ONLY Schaefer Goldtop 25″ EAS235 Is NO LONGER For Sale



The only 25″ Schaefer Goldtop EAS235 on the planet is for sale. It’s one of a kind.


25″ Scale

Jumbo frets

Split Block inlay with mother of pearl/abalone

Rio Grande P-90s Pickups

Grover 135 Gold Tuners

Klusson Trapeze Tailpiece Gold

Original Gibson #256 Extra Brilliant Greengold Cres-Lite Finish

MINT Condition, 1 Year Old

Pick Guard features custom inlayed yellow rose



Call Ed to discuss this amazing opportunity to own a one of a kind Schaefer Guitar! Now NO LONGER offered for sale! $5900 IT IS SOLD!!! (8/20/15)



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