Our Customer James Kasper Went To The Fender
Custom Shop & Asked Them To Build Him A Special Guitar. Fender
Accepted The Order & Quoted James $11,000.00 After His 30% Discount.
Keep in mind this was a relatively simple easy guitar to build. All
James wanted was a Jagstang style bass with martini glasses inlaid
in the fingerboard. Personally I Feel The
Price Should Have Been About $3,995.00.
I base this on the fact that the only custom work
performed here was a semi simple graphic paintjob & the inlaid
martini glasses. I also base this on the fact that Fender normally
charges a real lot so $3.995.00 is a real Lot For This Job.
For This Guitar Is Excessively Expensive To The Point Of Absolute
Insanity. To Add Insult To Injury
James Had To Wait More Than Seven Years For This Guitar To Be
This is excessively long in fact anything more than 1 year I would
consider completely insane.
When The guitar was finished, the quality was good but soon after
receiving it James realized that he was not even going to be able to
play the guitar because the scale was too long... OUCH !!!!!
James didn't give
up, instead he approached Ed Roman's Custom Shop. He requested
another one but with a shorter scale and a neck thru body
To make a long story short, The Ed Roman team built him a much nicer
guitar in 15% of the time for about half of what he paid Fender.
Wait a minute, the differences between the Fender & Roman models
Here Is A Long List
Of Upgraded Improvements On The Ed Roman Model.
|Bolt On Neck
||Neck Thru Body
|Passive Stock Electronics
||Custom Active Electronics
|Stock Low Cost Fender Bridge
||Upgraded Leo Quan Badass BRIDGE
|Standard Neck Size Standard 22
||Custom Scale 24 Frets
|Must Remove Neck To Adjust Truss
||Truss Rod Fully Adjustable
Stock Fender Headstock
|Custom Headstock Picked By James
Headstock Atomic Symbol Painted
Headstock Atomic Symbol Inlaid
|Neck Inlays Barely Visible
||Neck Inlays From Brighter Material
|Large Uncomfortable Neck Heel
||Smooth Heelless Neck Design
|Stock Fender Jazz Pickups
||Custom Duncan Active Pickups
|Mostly Machine Made
||100% Hand Made