Has A Lot Of Flash
That's the way the customer ordered it !!!
Ed Roman Exclusive All Access Neck
Reach the Highest Frets Effortlessly
Spectacular Flamed Maple Neck
2009 Ed Roman Introduces the No Heel Slimline Guitars
New Headstock For 2009
You can order any shape headstock you like !!!!
the past 20 years I have built very few acoustic
guitars !!!! I favor electrics for almost
everything, plus the climate in Las Vegas was not
conducive to constructing an acoustic guitar. But then
again neither is San Diego and that doesn't stop
We are considering a location up in the mountains outside of Las Vegas to set up a small facility to hand make acoustic guitars. The mean temperature & humidity levels would be more than satisfactory.
In the past, If I built an acoustic instrument, You can be sure it was some kind of experimental project, made from some type of wood that no one is currently using or it may incorporate some type of new concept that I am experimenting with.
The one in this picture is made from black korina back & sides, which is something I have never seen before in an acoustic.
I have scheduled a trip up to Santa
Cruz to meet with Rick Turner who builds some of the finest
acoustic guitars, mandolins & ukuleles on the planet. I am
hoping to pick up some new information that will be helpful
to me in planning my new facility.
This is my original design, I favor
cutaways & obscure woods.
I borrowed from the Tacoma Little Jumbo Series that the old V series guitars were.
This one is built from solid
spalted maple. The maple is bright, but still very
resonant. I decided to make it fancy because I wanted
to make certain it would sell, even if the guitar was
not the best sounding instrument in the world.
Remember these were experimental guitars.
Incredible as it sounds, Gibson uses plywood to build most of their Jazz archtops and ES335 series guitars. Name says it all today in our world of branding & name recognition.
See my exotic woods page for ideas for your acoustic
Lots of Pretty Abalone Inlay
I tried to make this
photo large enough to see all the intricate detail in the
But I failed !!!
The guitar looks far better than these pictures !!!
The revolutionary slimline no heel neck
joint for 2009
We are only building 3 or 4 of these a year
Choice of thickness. Diameter, Headstock. Scale, & Radius