Luka, Chief of Security at Schaefer Guitars


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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Paul Streckfus

My Schaefer Mule Team is the best guitar I will ever own, it’s the only guitar I will ever need. Notes last forever – the sustain is incredible. Not only is it a beast, but it’s a beauty! It’s called a Mule Team for a reason. This is a workhorse guitar. — Paul Streckfus, K.O.S.L.

The Old Schaefer Guitars Shop (South Austin)

These pictures are taken from the old shop at 130 Ralph Ablanedo Dr. Building A, Suite C

Hanky Schaefer, Chief of Security

Players Photos

Schaefer Players Concert

The Schaefer Players Concert was held at Sacred Heart Performing Arts Center in Duluth, featuring Fred Hamilton, Mike Nase and Mike Wheeler on guitar, Duluth’s John Thorene on bass, and Dan Westerlund on drums. (Pictured below are Wheeler, Nase and Hamilton with their Schaefer guitars)

Dallas Guitar Show

These photos were taken at the Schaefer Guitars booth at a recent Dallas Guitar Show. The man on the left is a Schaefer player–Danny McKnight of Houston (playing my Freddy!) and the other guy is Mike Murray of Plano, TX. playing his brand new Schaefer 15 that he totally fell in love with!! Mike recently had a lesson published on Rich Severson’s Guitar College Video Magazine. I am thrilled to have Mike and Danny on board as a couple of my newest Schaefer Players!…..and both of them are great!!!

Arlington Guitar Show

The following picture is Ted Ludwig checking out a Schaefer (Danny McKnight’s Mike Overly Custom) He is from New Orleans, however, he was displaced to Little Rock after losing everything to Katrina. The fellow in the blue shirt with the glasses is another Schaefer player, Mike Murray and the fellow sitting with the fedora is one more Schaefer player, Danny McKnight.