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|November 2009 Ed Roman Custom Guitars
of Las Vegas Nevada is partnering up with Joe Veillette Guitars of
New York. Ed Roman is very proud and honored to be working with Joe
The first guitar that we are going to be producing together will be the short scale piccolo guitar that both Ed & Joe have been building separately.
Ed & Joe have a long history together going back more than 35 years, One of the first brands Ed Roman carried back in the early 70's was the high quality Veillette Citron line.
Joe Veillette's guitars are all quite excellent !! His prices are extremely reasonable, His buildup time is relatively quick and he keeps his delivery promises.
I first met Joe Veillette about 35 years ago at the Chicago NAMM show, Joe and his then partner Harvey Citron were building a line of guitars called Veillette-Citron. I fell in love with the beautiful smooth lines the beautiful Maple tops and purchased several of their instruments.
Back in the 70's it was hard to get people to even look at beautiful handcrafted boutique guitars. So needless to say, I sold very few of their guitars. Back then, there were only a couple of companies making real high quality instruments. Over the years I have watched Joe's progress and I have seen a lot of very cool guitars come out of his shop. I am always looking for old VC guitars so if anyone knows of one for sale? I want to add one to my personal collection.
Today, guitar players are much more intelligent than they were 30 years ago. I am very happy about this because today it is much easier to get people to notice how well some guitars are built. Today's guitarists aren't as easily fooled by BS hype and retro brand names like they used to be during the 70's 80's & 90's. I suppose we can thank my old buddy Paul Reed Smith for that. After all before he went production line machine made PRS changed the face of the entire guitar market. I consider Paul Reed Smith to be one of the greatest guitar designers of all time. If there was ever a Mount Rushmore monument to guitar builders I would name Paul Reed Smith, Leo Fender, Ned Steinberger, & Rick Turner the original founder of Alembic.
Veillette Citron was probably the first company that I can remember to go to a 25 fret guitar, Joe and Harvey were pushing the envelope back then. They are perhaps most remembered for their "Shark Model" which was a very strange looking Baritone Guitar. It was the first Baritone guitar I had ever seen.
The 12 String Gryphon Baby Guitar is one of the coolest sounding instruments that I own. It is impossible to sell many of them because you have to see, feel and hear one before you will buy it. But believe me once you play one you will want one. Call me for info.
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