Ed Roman's Got G.A.S.
Guitar Acquisition Syndrome
Page2 Page 3
Ed's Personal Quicksilver #
Guitar Acquisition Syndrome
If you would like your personal collection on my website I
would love to host it for free. You need to prepare a page in the same approximate
format as this one and I will post it for you free of charge.
Naturally I will post any collection at all
as long as it's at least 6 guitars. I would prefer unique and interesting
guitars more than vintage but vintage is also OK.
I'm especially interested in Hamer, Kramer,
Dean, & BC Rich Collections & other high performance guitars.
Fender & Gibson are OK but they tend to get
boring due to the fact that there are so many of the same guitars.
The Coolest Design On The Planet
Available Exclusively From Ed Roman Guitars
Ed's Personal Guitar Collection
Many of my customers have asked me about what kind
of guitars I play. Currently I use my Quicksilver
guitar when I need major tonal versatility. I am still using a headless
LSR for a backup, I also have an
old Kramer Voyager that I use when I need a
Floyd Rose. I have
several Basses that I play also but I always seem to reach for the
Headless LSR with the medium sized body. I love the way it sounds
While these guitars & basses will cover me in almost any playing situation, they don't
take care of my GAS.
GAS is simply,
"Guitar Acquisition Syndrome".
currently own about 30 guitars personally and I have decided to show
some of them here on this page. Some of these guitars are expensive
and some aren't. Most of these guitars are cherished prized possessions
which I have spent years looking for. A few of them I have bought
for long term investment reasons and many of them I am just emotionally
I also am constantly buying
new guitars, I always like something different and unusual.
If you have something that you think I might want. Please contact
I never used to want Fenders, Till
they came out with some pretty cool new models over the last couple of
years. I am looking for a set of Hellecasters and or Ventures
models. I especially am looking for Japanese reissues from the 80's and
I still want nothing to do with
Gibsons.. for my own collection, Maybe an old 1961 SG custom 3
pickup model. I have been given a couple of Les Paul's over the years
from grateful customers but frankly they are not my cup of tea.
They all distort because the midrange drops out. Ace Frehley gave
me a highly modified Les Paul but the pickups are still located in the
original position. That's the part I don't like !!!
Quicksilver #06719 "The Elephant
This guitar was made from a whole bunch of
factory seconds & blemished parts. Dumpster divers "Go F#ck Yourselves" You won't find
anything in my garbage, We never throw anything away.
It looks OK in the picture but the wood
never cured correctly and the body is misshapen ridiculously !!
I would probably use this one a lot. I
wouldn't be afraid to drop it down a flight of stairs !!!
This has been hanging around in my office for about
3 years now, surprisingly enough, I have had a lot of people try very hard to
buy it from me.
If I decide to keep it permanently I will
change out the fingerboard to ebony, I can't stand Rosewood.
Serial #1 Carved Top Carved Back Hollow
This Guitar is almost weightless
One of the
real prizes in Ed Roman's collection
This is the very first Gretsch Jupiter Thunderbird, Billy Bo off the
production line !!!! Signed "For Ed # 1"
pinstriped by Billy F. Gibbons. Ed Roman was the very first dealer to be shipped any Gretsch Billy Bo Guitars. This guitar still has the paper wrapped around the bridge and has been
played only By Ed Roman & Billy Gibbons.
Pearlcaster Serial # 2
This is Ed's answer to that other traditional guitar
that everyone played 20 years ago. Ed rarely uses this but always
tries to keep serial #1 for posterity.
We have probably built 200 of these as prototypes before we decided to start numbering
them. Ed's Motto is "I wouldn't produce something unless I could make it better". If
you want to see all the photos and details of why this guitar is better,
just click on the link above for details.
I was talked out of this guitar by Dean Restum from
Eric Burdon & the Animals on 12/12/03, There isn't one thing I
wouldn't do for those guys. Eric Burdon is probably one of my all time
Steinberger M Series Bass
This is the main bass Ed used for 5 years.
It is totally stock except for the LSR
neck. The other bass Ed was using was a
Rich Eagle that belonged to Allen Woody of the Allman Bros.
No, The model
does not come with the guitar!!! Furthermore
Ed is tired of all you J'Beeps asking if she does.
Currently Ed is using a
Dingwall Fanned Fret Bass.
Ed says, "There is nothing else I have seen out there that I like as much."
The Afterburner is priced pretty low, the only
problem is Sheldon Dingwall is a little behind in delivery. Ed Also uses
a super lightweight Stretch Bass that he & Ron Blake designed.
of Ed's Personal Quicksilvers
Flamed Maple Top with Natural Scraped Binding,
Maple Graphite Composite Neck with Light Up LED's, Ebony Fretboard with Matching
Ebony Headstock Overlay, Directly Coupled, Chrome Covered Seymour Duncan
Tone Pros Bridge, Sperzel Locking Tuners.
This was a gift from
Leslie used this guitar for 12 years as his Main guitar. Leslie
is one of Ed's favorite guitar players.
Currently he is using an
WB-1 and an LSR EB-1 that Ed built him in 1998 and 1999.
The Ultimate Leslie West Guitar
Now Available From Our Fabulous Fakes Collection
The original one is currently owned
by the Hard-Rock Cafe and they are not selling it.
Leslie used this guitar for most of the early albums. It hung in the Rock & Roll Hall of
Fame and it is valued at seventy thousand dollars
RVC built this copy which turned out to be far better quality than the
original Gibson guitar. Of course Gibson sued RVC for infringement
which is totally ridiculous because this is a generic shape that has
been around for 60 or 70 years.
Call For Information
When these guitars first came out they were priced
extremely low. I think that musicians were afraid to buy them
because the price was several thousand dollars cheaper than Gibson. When I say several thousand dollars cheaper, I mean
several thousand dollars EACH cheaper than Gibson.
These came out when Dean Zelinsky was still
with the company.
Ed immediately bought a matched pair. (Not
for Sale) Of course Dean
discontinued manufacturing these guitars.
There are several Flying Vee Models left in
inventory. Price is very reasonable still. The
explorers have been sold out years ago.
Turner Lindsey Buckingham Model
Major Price Reduction for 2008
Call Ed Roman Now (702) 597-0147
Rick Turner has made less than 350 of these Lindsey
Buckingham models in the last 25 years. I sure am glad I
bought one. Rick may cease production of these again. Currently these
are available with many different options and possibilities. Please
give me a call at the shop if you are interested in one.
Every guitar salesman needs a guitar with a Midi
This is the perfect guitar for me.
Leslie West Used This Guitar Live in 1999 & 2000
Call for Best Price
|Ed Roman's Personal Brian Moore Guitar
Serial # 25. The original Brian Moore Guitars were
nothing like they are today !! This one is made from
solid Graphite with a Quilted Maple Top, This one is also signed by Brian
Moore on the back. It also uses the Original
Wilkinson Convertible Tremolo, Today Ed Roman no longer recommends Wilkinson
as a good tremolo. In fact I hate this tremolo.
The New Brian Moore Guitars are nothing compared to the
first ones. The original crew back in 1993 were mostly from
Steinberger, those guys knew what a guitar
was supposed to feel and play like.
Brian Moore is out of business now. I have several very
nice early ones available, please contact me directly
This is my Hellfire Guitar
I owned The Jaros Trade-name for a period of about 4 years I sold the brand in 2005
because I simply couldn't keep up with
orders. This is probably the nicest one we built during that time.
We offer this Guitar in a Blues Deluxe version today
Solid Body, Hollow Body, & Semi Hollow Body
We also offer this in an Abstract model
with a neck thru body.
Page2 Page 3