|This is the epitome of hand made instruments. It features, gold hardware, innovative styling, waxing to waning moon
inlays, premium electronics, innovative tailpiece design, recessed
real wood truss rod cover and back cavity plates.
When you play and feel this instrument you can
immediately feel the handmade quality. This guitar has a certain aura of
quality, tone and feel that will make you want to keep this guitar for a
The truss rod is encased in a thin polyethylene
tube, and installed in a precise matching 3/16” round bottomed counter curved
channel. Other makers route a square bottomed ¼” channel and fill the excess
space with epoxy or silicone.
The photo to the left shows the innovative placing of the output
jack and the matching Mahogany back plate and ferrules for the strings through
body. Notice also, the super short neck heel, just like the old PRS guitars.
Recessed and angled, the output jack points upward, toward
strap. This places the jack and cable in the most convenient arrangement
(neither on the top, nor sticking out of the side), yet does not interfere with
placing the guitar on a stand.
Jeff has been building fine guitars for more than 20 years. He
has some truly original innovations to his construction techniques which will
undoubtedly be copied. I suggest you buy the Original.
The hand picked master grade beautiful mahogany backs are a
thing of beauty in themselves. The balance of these guitars is perfect and the
reach to the upper frets is very comfortable and easy.
The neck extends well past the pickup cavity and the fingerboard
is premium Ebony or Brazilian Rosewood, with Waning to waxing moon inlay, bound
with real flamed maple. The above two features combine to give the guitar a
stronger attack, yet impart a hint of the slinky, resonant feel of an archtop
Additional Premiere Features
Scale 25.0" with Compound Radius Fingerboard, 9" to 12."
Neck: The compound radius is meticulously shaped and fine surfaced by hand.
Neck: Compound radius will give you the
lowest possible action without ‘fretting out’ while bending.
Neck: Deep pocket set neck with small neck heel and gentle volute.
Cavity Covers: Flush level covers cut and finished from surrounding wood stock.
Binding: Natural figured maple binding on top, headstock and neck.
Frets: Jumbo round crown frets on ebony fingerboard.
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Black/Back TM Pickups included with
Controls: Recessed and level gold dome control knobs.
Headstock: 14 degree no-joint headstock tilt.
Direct coupled bridge
022 cap for neck pickup gives traditional tone control, .005 for bridge
gives a funky vowel tone.
The .005 mfd capacitor gives you ultra fine control of the bridge pickup's
upper midrange response. This is a lot more useful, for
this pickup position, than just rolling off all the treble and
midrange, like a .022 cap does.
String Thru Body:
Strings through body terminate in flush level
ferrules, 2 ½ “ from bridge.
One Piece Chambered Mahogany Body:
Chambered one piece mahogany body for better resonance.
JET Earlewood Shown with Optional Wilkinson Tremolo
Ed Roman does not recommend the Wilkinson
Ed Roman does not recommend any tremolo on any high quality archtop solid body
This does not mean Ed Roman won't sell
it you with your choice of up to 8 different models.
It means that
in Ed Roman's opinion any tremolo will sap tone from your instrument
sustain & overtones.