Renowned Texas luthier Ed Schaefer has been handcrafting custom guitars since the early 1970’s. Like many luthiers he began by repairing guitars built by others and learning their construction. In his one-man shop he focuses on the customer’s needs from the player’s point of view and every detail from nut width to choice of woods involves the customer’s input.
Each of his models is just a starting place for the ultimate design of each instrument and he enjoys creating unique and satisfying works of art. No two instruments are exactly alike. Standard features include select aged tonewoods, hand-carved construction, tap-tuned top and back, and a high gloss nitrocellulose finish. Ed strongly believes that communication between himself and the client is essential so that the final result actually exceeds the customer’s expectations.