Guitar Raffle – Schaefer Guitars Hamilton Headless – 2012 Relay For Life Fundraiser

On April 9, 2007, Josie Alise Greenwood, the 3-year-old grand niece of VG Publisher Alan Greenwood, died of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  As you may imagine, it was devastating to her family. They formed Team Josie, which participates in the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life and to date have raised more than $33,000 for the Society.  This year, Team Josie is raffling a Schaefer Guitars Hamilton Headless donated by Schaefer Guitars.

Please consider purchasing a ticket – it is for a very good cause and you may acquire a very fine instrument. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

to purchase a $50.00 ticket.


Donating Sponsors

Each year Team Josie participates in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

If you would like to help in the search for a cure for cancer, your donation is very much appreciated. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Thank you.

Southworth Guitars

Lollar Pickups

Iconix Pickups

Heritage Insurance

Dave’s Guitar Shop


Collings Guitars

Analog Man



Katahdin Studio Furniture

TTS Pickups

Schaefer Guitars

Grand Prize: Schaefer Guitars Hamilton Headless

Ed Schaefer
Schaefer Guitars,
The Hamilton Headless has a 25″ fret scale, mahogany body with maple top, a 1 21/32″ nut width, a zero fret, Schaller adjustable roller bridge, Steinberger gearless tuners, Kent Armstrong 12-pole humbuckers, rosewood fingerboard, and rosewood-and-pearl-inlaid knobs.

  • 30 1/2″ total length
  • Less than 5 lbs weight
  • 25″ fret scale
  • Honduras Mahogany body with quilted or flamed maple top
  • Schaefer logo inlay @ 12th fret with dots (abalone)
  • Siderail dots
  • 1 21/32″ nut width at 0-fret
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Gold Schaller adjustable Roller bridge
  • Gold Steinberger gearless tuners
  • Gold Schaefer headpiece
  • Two gold Kent Armstrong 12-pole humbuckers
  • Rosewood/pearl-inlayed knobs
  • Padded embroidered gig bag by Colorado Case Co.

Value: $4,300



1st Prize: Katahdin Studios Flagstaff II Guitar Rest

Katahdin Studios,

Katahdin Studio Furniture’s Flagstaff II Guitar Rest is designed for solid body electric guitars. The contemporary trapezoidal backplate is sculptured from a thick slab of select American Black Cherry. All contact points are felt covered, and there is a “pick” tray on top of the yoke. Dimensions: Approximately 11” wide at base, 12” deep, 25” high; Distance from Soundbox Pads to bottom edge of Yoke is approximately 19 1/2”. Handrubbed Oil Finish. As always… Made in Lewiston, Maine USA.

Value: $390


2nd Prize: Stetsbar Guitar Bridge

Stetsbar bridge
Value: $299


(4) 3rd Prize(s): Souldier Guitar Strap

1. GS1007TP02BG retail $50 Dancing Bears – tan

Officially licensed by Souldier, the ‘Dancing Bears’ pattern is one of the iconic Grateful Dead images.

2. GT0784BK02DB retail $40 Tigard

A 3″ bass strap. Geometric design in earth-toned forest gree, brown, tan, and burnt orange on black seatbelt. Dark brown ends and rounded silver hardware.

3. GS0112BK02BK retail $40 Perisan Black

The intricate design is has hints of taupe and tangerine with gold and silver metallic threads woven throughout. This strap reflects light well on stage and is quite the eye catcher.

4. GS0274BK02BK retail $40 Marigold guitar straps

One of the most recognizable Souldier guitar straps. Yellow and orange marigolds on black with a brown scalloped border.

Guitar courtesy of Schaefer Guitars; guitar rest courtesy of Katahdin Studio; guitar straps courtesy Souldier Straps; Stetsbar courtesy of Stetsbar; all other prizes courtesy of Vintage Guitar magazine.