As most of you know I have retired from building archtops because my hands just can’t take the beating anymore! I was going to continue building my Mule Team Solid Body line. I have sold the rights to that model and it will continue to be built right here in Austin, Texas. Details of availability will be posted soon!!
I will be focusing on doing repairs now! That is where I started 40 years ago (At Rhythm Band Instrument Co. in FW, TX) and I will get back to doing repairs full-time here in AUSTIN, TEXAS!!!!!! Please help me spread the word……expert work and fast turnaround times…..I will also do emergency repairs!!!!!!
Check out these photos of the shop on our facebook page of what’s going on.
As of now I am no longer building arch tops. My reasons are physical… my hands are taking too much of a beating. But I am building solid body Mule Teams and perhaps, a few flat tops.
We’ve been posting lots of photos on our Facebook page of what’s been going on in the shop. Right now we have 14 guitars in production. Check it out right here.
Austin Vintage Guitars….always known as the place to find really cool guitars in the Austin area is now a certified dealer for the Schaefer Mule Team Guitar! Go and check them out at their new location at 6555 Burnet Rd. Prices have gone up here at the shop due to costs, however, you might just get a really great deal from Steve Fulton (owner 0f AVG) because he purchased his Mule Teams at the lower dealers cost! Welcome aboard Austin Vintage Guitars!!!
Schaefer Guitars has a new location as of now! Visitors are by appointment only. PLEASE call me and we can set up a time to visit. 512 786-8036…… I am still in South Austin just literally across the street from my old location!
To my clients – past, present and future: We are opening the door to my exciting new line of long awaited solid body guitars, The Mule Team. These are now being featured on my Schaefer Guitars Website and are available to order with a fairly short wait. We are also announcing the curtain closing on my hand carved Archtops as production instrument models. They will continue to be available, but as custom orders only. – Ed