Rich Severson

Rich Severson

“Ed literally made a dream come true when he built my new Schaefer guitar. I have always wanted a big box guitar that would be a comfort to play. The lower bout on my new guitar is full size at 17 1/2 inches however the upper bout was reduced to 12 inches so it won’t cut into my chest. Also for added comfort, the thickness was reduced to 3 inches. The guitar has a big acoustic sound without the “Big box guitar” awkwardness. At my request, Ed also placed a built-in pickup at the 20th fret, right in the sweet spot! It’s the tone I’ve been searching for, dark and rich but doesn’t get lost. Here’s the kicker, it still has great access all the way to the 18th fret, a high Bb. Along with my special requirements Ed did so much more. He built in some of his unique features that most Schaefer’s guitars share like sustain for days, an expanded nut width, 25″ scale, a 5 piece fiber reinforced neck with great neck dimensions, beautiful inlays, high frets, ebony fretboard, it’s got it all. What can I say except “Thanks Ed”, for creating a dream come true by building the “Seversong”.”

– Rich Severson