Quicksilver Custom Guitar Price List

The Quicksilver Archtop Guitar Starts at $2,195.00

Quicksilver's are all Custom Guitars. No two of them are alike. The Quicksilver comes stock with Premium Electronics, Premium Hardware, Premium Fingerboard Woods and Masterbuilt Workmanship. Our Directly Coupled Neck and Pickup construction is standard on every Quicksilver, though you have a choice of set-neck construction at no extra charge. Quicksilver's most popular competitor does not offer binding anywhere while we offer full binding and purfling. The Quicksilver will easily stand up to any guitar on the market anywhere to within 3 times it's price. Naturally you can spend a lot of money and load it up with cosmetic options just like the one in the picture. In addition, we also are now offering many custom body shapes on the Quicksilver platform.

Options on This Guitar: Bound Body and Neck, Black Saddle Piezo System, Gold Hardware, Lightning Bolt Inlays, Ebony Neck, Flame Top...

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Quicksilver Guitar Description



QSG-CB Quicksilver Classic Archtop Model, Directly Coupled Bolt-In - Our Best Seller $3,495.00 $2,195.00
QSG-C Quicksilver Classic, Archtop Model, Set Neck $3,495.00 $2,195.00
QSG-CF Quicksilver Classic, Flatliner Model Bolt-In or Set Neck $3,495.00 $2,195.00
QSG-K Quicksilver Katana With Full Radius Body Shape $3,995.00 $2,795.00
QSG-W Quicksilver Wanderer 8 Different Versions   $2,495.00
QSG- EJT Quicksilver Excelero Basic (Jupiter Thunderbird)   $2,995.00
QSG- EJTR Quicksilver Excelero Basic (Jupiter Thunderbird) Reverse   $2,995.00
QSG-TRV Quicksilver Traveler, 4 Different Shapes, Travel Guitar   $2.295.00
QSG - AV Quicksilver Avanti   $2,495.00
QSG-PMS Quicksilver Phantom  (Mark Slaughter)   $2.295.00
QSG-SC Quicksilver Singlecut   $2,695.00
QSG Quicksilver Omega Cutaway   $2,695.00
QSG-JD Quicksilver Traditional Double Cutaway (SG)   $2,495.00
QSG - DCJJ Quicksilver Traditional Double Cutaway (JD) Archtop   $2,795.00
QSG-FV Quicksilver Flaming V 17 Different V Shapes $2,495.00
CEN QSG Quicksilver Guitar, Deep Set Neck Tenon (Centurion) - See: Centurion Guitar
ABS QSG Quicksilver Guitar, Neck Thru Body (Abstract) - See: Abstract Quicksilver Guitar

Free Value Added Options

Directly Coupled Neck
Set Neck (Not Recommended)
Satin Finish (Recommended for Players)
TonePros Bridge and Tailpiece
Seymour Duncan Black Backs Pickups
Soap Bar Pickups (Recommended On Set Neck Models)
1500 G Neck Mod with Maple Neck
Short Heel
Mahogany, Alder, Basswood or Poplar Body
One Piece Quarter-sawn Maple Neck
Chrome Hardware
Tone Pros Bridge & Tailpiece
Sperzel or Grover Std Tuners
"Machine Screw & Brass Insert" Neck Joint
Rosewood Fingerboard
Bolivian Pau Ferro (Morado) Fretboard
Directly Coupled, Solid Mounted Pickups
Premium Nickel Silver Frets
Graphite Nut
MOP Inlaid Roman Logo
Medallion Logo (Medallion Grade Models)
Speed Knobs, Or Steel Knurled Knobs

Body and Wood Options



Custom One Of A Kind Body Built To Your Specs $750.00 $450.00
Recessed Top For Art Insert (Flatliner Only) $300.00 $250.00
Strings Through Body $100.00
Lamination Charge (Not Always Applicable) $300.00 $200.00
3 Piece Tops (Much Cheaper) Please Inquire POR POR
Figured Maple Top Standard Grade 8 top 9 top FREE FREE
Flame Top Book Matched $850.00 $450.00
Quilt Top Book Matched $900.00 $550.00
Flame or Quilt Top Medallion Grade AAAAAA Call
Koa Top Book Matched Call
Redwood Tops (Excellent Tonally) Nicely Figured Call
Cocobolo Highly Figured Call
Spalted Maple Top Figured and Fancy Grade Call
Spalted Maple Top Very Highly Figured Call
Figured Brazilian Rosewood Top Book Matched Call
Korina Back, Paint Grade $400.00 $300.00
Korina Back, Black Figured $750.00
Korina Back Grade AAA $675.00 $490.00
Korina Back, Grade AAAAA $750.00
Mahogany Back
Solid White Korina $900.00
Solid Black Korina Figured $1,000.00
Aged Mahogany Body $100.00
Solid Honduras Dark Mahogany Body $425.00 $300.00

Neck, Fretboard and Headstock Options



Thick Ebony Overlay with MOP Inlaid Logo $125.00 $75.00
Custom Headstock Shape POR
Custom Logo POR
No Logo on Guitar (Ghostbuilder Fee) $500.00
Matching Headstock Overlay $350.00
Old Style Headstock (Original) $350.00
Custom Neck Size, Radius Frets or Nut Size
Ebony Fretboard $230.00 $180.00
Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard $290.00 $180.00
Brazilian Rosewood Neck $880.00 $690.00
Solid Macassar Ebony Neck $1,100.00 $899.00

Inlay Options



Mother of Pearl Lightning Bolts $550.00 $385.00
Customer Can Have Any Inlay He or She Desires POR POR

Hardware, Pickup and Electronic Options



Black Hardware $270.00 $190.00
Gold Hardware $270.00 $190.00
Choose from Most Pickups POR
Sperzel Tuners Locking (No Longer Recommended) $89.00
Gotoh 510 Adjustable Height Premium Locking Tuners $75.00
Planet Waves Locking Tuners (By Ned Steinberger) $100.00
Gold Plated Poles On Seymour Duncan Pickups $130.00
Onboard Ultratone Preamp System $200.00 $125.00
EMG Active Pickups 81 and 85 $280.00 $80.00
Battery Box $55.00
Duncan Active Pickups Live Wires Or Black Outs $80.00
Piezo System Black Saddle With Blend and Switching $485.00
Midi System (Price Depends on Factors) Call
Bournes Pots, Plastic Conductive High Quality $27.50 ea
Stutter Switch TM (An Ed Roman Exclusive) $125.00 $75.00
Push Pull Pots $74.00 $56.00

Bridge and Tremolo Options



Titanium Saddles For Tone Pro's ABR Bridge POR
Delrin Polytrinite Saddles $60.00
Fender Tremolo Stock Model Installed $12.95
Hamer Sustainer Bridge Original High Or Low Block $218.00
Original 1985 One Piece PRS Mil Com Trem Installed $488.00
Tungsten Tremolo Block For Floyd Rose $100.00
Floyd Rose Tremolo Installed on Archtop $360.00
Floyd Rose Tremolo 100% Titanium $799.00
Pearlcaster Tremolo Installed $260.00
Kahler, Speedloader, Dbl Whammy, Point Tremolos POR

Paint and Finish Options



70 X 30 Finish Package: Front Of Guitar Glossy with Oiled Back Sides and Neck (Better Tone Better Playing Necks) $625.00 $400.00
Opaque Finish $550.00 $390.00
Pearl Finishes $650.00 $450.00
Custom Graphics POR POR
Transparent Gloss Finish $650.00 $450.00
Stained Translucent Finish $700.00 $500.00
Nitro Finish $300.00 $200.00
Enhanced Staining Multiple Process Stain $450.00 $300.00
Rubbed Oil Finish $460.00 $300,00
Scraped Binding $140.00 $100.00
Finish Neck Opaque Or Clear 250.00 $180.00
Finish Neck Translucent Stained $350.00 $250.00

Case Options



Standard Gig Bag $89.00 $49.00
Quicksilver Gig Bag $129.00 $79.00
Hard Shell 30 Year Case $200.00 $149.00
Hard Shell Silver Crushed Velvet Interior $250.00 $189.00
Custom Made Roadcases French Fit Velvet Interior $799.00 $840.00

Miscellaneous Options



Magnetic Cavity Cover $200.00 $125.00
Pearloid Tuner Buttons $60.00 $35.00
Abalone Knobs Large $22.00 $18.00 ea
Exotic Or Matching Tonewood Cavity Cover $250.00 $150.00
Multi Laminate Necks (Priced Per Layer) $100.00 $075.00
Custom Neck Work (Heel or Thinning) POR POR
Straplocks (Schaller) $39.95 $19.00
Special Order Charge (Items not normally offered) $500.00
Custom Carving (guarantee date on delivery) POR
Rush Charge $500.00

The Quicksilver needs to be seen and played to be fully appreciated.
This guitar is a serious contender for the "Best Value" award.

Trent Salter Premier Guitar Magazine

Quicksilver Guitar

This Guitar has optional LSR tuners on it. There have been a few issues with the LSR tuners. Please read the LSR tuner page and make up your own mind.

Quicksilver's run from $1,995.00 to $7,500.00. The average Quicksilver sold is in the $2,750.00 to $3,495.00 range. It is important to realize that, if you compare a Quicksilver with its very popular machine made competitor, the price will always be lower. However, Quicksilver offers many more options that are simply not available at any price on the competitive model. When you take that into account, the Quicksilver really beats the pants off the competition price-wise.

The Quicksilver offers tone, beauty, options, unique features, rock solid construction and quality parts that guitar players have not only come to appreciate, but expect. In the current boutique pool of guitar choices, one has to weigh every feature and benefit and of course the investment. With a starting price of $2,195.00 and so many options available you can literally build a custom shop guitar at the price of a mass produced model.

A Word About Ed Roman's Wood Prices

If our wood prices seem high.
there are some very important facts you need to know!

  1. Ed Roman's prices are always less than 1/3 of what Alembic charges. Ed Roman's prices are in line with what PRS charges, however we guarantee better looking wood, A far superior Bridge System, Hard Mount Pickups and quite a few more options that PRS does not make available.
  2. The figure of Ed's Roman's wood runs the gamut from the absolute best in the world to as low as PRS 9 out of 10 grade.
  3. We offer guitars that have very nice average PRS grade 9 tops for absolutely no extra charge.
  4. What some companies calls a 10 top is quite nice, but it does not compare to Ed Roman Medallion Grade
  5. No expense is spared to buy the absolute Finest Tonewoods that can be found anywhere.
  6. No other guitar manufacturer anywhere in the world offers as many different wood choices! 43 different woods.
  7. Ed Roman occasionally will build a custom rifle stock. In the gun Industry a piece of wood that a guitar player might have to pay $750.00 for could sell for $2,200.00 to $2,500.00!

This gunstock in an unfinished state would sell for $2,995.00 at any quality Gun Shop. The rifle Itself did sell for almost $9,000.00. The only reason it went for that much was because of the wood. The action and barrel are stock Remington worth about $800.00 and the scope was an illuminated reticule IOR Sniper Scope worth approximately $600.00. Maybe I'm in the wrong business...


Example of a Gibson Les Paul using Ed Roman's Quilted Maple Top! If you can find a stock Gibson with wood this nice and real Abalone binding. Be prepared to spend $15,000.00 or more. Ed Roman will do the same job for less than 20% of what Gibson charges.


Most Seymour Duncan pickups are included free of charge (including the Black/Backs ). Most Dimarzio pickups are included free of charge (but they are the least recommended). Most PRS pickups are available for $50.00 each they can't be solid mounted they have to be spring loaded). Customers can supply their own pickups.

Customer Supplied Components

A customer can supply any component including the wood for their particular instrument. Every effort is made to provide the customer with the absolute highest level of customization. However there will be extra charges for items that require discussions, engineering & special design. Most of the major manufacturers custom shops limit the customer to only their very limiting pre selected parts.


Occasionally it might become necessary to make substitutions if a particular product is unavailable. I will not arbitrarily install a different item without consulting the customer. I cannot hold guitar for more than 30 days without full payment in situation where the customer has not supplied the specified parts or in the case of a company not delivering a specified part. For example LSR Tuners can sometimes be back ordered for 6 months or more. If the customer has specified LSR tuners I will wait until the product is delivered but the customer can only hold back payment on the specified item itself.

Price Increases

Price increases on Quicksilver guitars are announced annually or semi annually coinciding with the NAMM shows. If a customer orders a guitar his price will remain in effect even in the event of a price increase.

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Short Rant For Good Measure

Like the science-fiction world of the Matrix, a false reality is being pulled daily over people's eyes, often through what they see and hear on their TV screens. Facts have lost value. Logic rarely applies. Some living in this American Matrix are like the everyday people in the movies, simply oblivious to what's going on beneath the surface, either too busy or too bored to find out. Others appear to know better but behave like Cipher, the character in the original movie who chooses the fake pleasures of the Matrix over what Morpheus calls the desert of the real.