“I came to Ed Schaefer in February 2003, with an idea for a small archtop. From blocks of wood and a drawing in February to an amazing instrument in July! It is beautiful in every way. The acoustic tone is rich and very focused. There are no dead spotsanywhere on the neck, and it has a wonderfully clear and precise tone. The instrument feels great to play, it is extremely comfortable to hold and is one of the most visually beautiful instruments I have ever seen. Ed is an extraordinary luthier and a true artist!”
– Fred Hamilton is a Professor of Music in the Jazz Studies Division of the University of North Texas. He has performed with such artists as Bill Frisell, Dave Liebman, Cedar Walton, George Garzone, Mike Stern, Kenny Wheeler, The Brecker Brothers, Paul Wertico, James Moody, Joe Lovano, Bob Brookmeyer and John Abercrombie.
– See pictures of Ed’s newest model: The Fred Hamilton Signature Model