Quilted Maple

I carry all types of guitars that are made from all kinds of woods but aesthetically most people favor Quilted Maple. There are many types of Quilted Maple and different people who work in the wood industry have given the different variations many different names and designations. The reason for this page is so that my customers will have a starting point to describe the type of Quilt that they prefer. Also I wish to educate my customers so that they will know what to watch out for when they are buying an instrument.

An example of one of my Gibson retopped Les Paul Guitars

For example some companies offer beautiful tops but they might not be real.  Fender for a while, affixed a large photograph to the top of their guitars to simulate flame "Foto Flame".  Brian Moore guitars still uses a bent piece of veneer to simulate a carved arched quilted top (Buyer Beware). Ibanez, Lak-Land and many others also use paper thin veneers to simulate a beautiful Quilted Maple Guitar,  (Buyer Beware).  There is nothing wrong with this except in the case of Lak Land for example they are charging ridiculous prices for supposedly handmade instruments.

This 7 string Quicksilver Guitar was built in my Custom Shop in 1998/99
The upper horn has since been extended for better balance
The electronics have been improved
This Guitar has been called a "PRS on Steroids"


Jaros Guitars Were All Built by Ed Roman's Custom Shop Between 2002 & 2004

This Beautiful Quilted Cabinet Is Made By Aaron Levine In Washington
Ed Roman

Baker Guitar

$100.00 awarded to anyone who can find a better deal than a Baker !!!

Best Bang For The Buck Award Consistent Winner 7 Years In A Row
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
No One Matches This Guitar For Options, Playability, Tone & Price

  Seymour Duncan Pickups, Gold Hardware, 24 Fret Ebony board, Grover Tuners, Block Inlays, Set Neck,
Matching Headstock, Tone Pros Bridge, Push Pull Pots, Bound Body & Neck, TKL Hard Shell Case.

One of my first Edbergers 1997 (Serial # 2)

 I personally delivered it to Eddie Van Halen
 Serial # 1 used to be in my own collection

Today it belongs to concert promoter, Big Time Attorney Brent Coon in Texas


Several JET  Guitars Heavily Quilted
Top Model is "The Earlewood"  The Bottom one is the King of the Singlecuts "The Caldera"

JET Guitars

If you want one of these handmade babies they are the Creme de la Creme

But They Are Worth Every Penny

Green Burst Enhanced With Dark Green Then Stained Yellow
If you like this classic shape?? 
See Ed Roman's Abstract Juvenile Delinquent Handmade Neck-thru body guitars






Mark Slaughter Using Ed Roman Abstract Guitar
Quilted Maple Top
The Mark Slaughter Signature Model

BC RICH Mockingbird retopped in my shop 1996

Tacoma Quilcene V Series Model

 PRS Signature retopped in my custom shop
This PRS was a gift from Paul Reed Smith to me...
I wanted a nicer quilt so I retopped it.


Quicksilver Quilted Bodies

Blister quilt rare and beautiful can be found on PRS Private Stock Guitars
Now for a lot less money you can buy a JET or a Quicksilver
The Wood on the Medallion Model Quicksilvers will Decimate The PRS Guitars


PRS Factory Tour Bull$hit Story

A friend of mine took the PRS factory tour in 2001. The tour guide said to the crowd of about 12 people that "PRS has a monopoly on all of the good quilted wood".   He went on to say "That all the wood dealers save all their best pieces for PRS".

Well look around my website a little and that should dispel that BS story.  The true fact of the matter is I buy wood from most of the same vendors that PRS does. I have told these dealers that I will outbid PRS by a minimum of $50.00 per billet.  In fact these dealers will call me when they get a 500 piece order from a company like Gibson or PRS and offer me the best of the whole pile. I will gladly pay a higher price, In fact I have no use for mediocre wood at all. My customers all want the real deal.

The actual fact is PRS gets a lot of the wood that I have no use for. Granted they are still going to get some great pieces !!!  But it really frosts my balls when some nerdy little  tour guide makes a statement to people that is simply Bull$hit.

Ed Roman