The Ed Roman Centurion Guitar is built to a
different standard than all other guitars on the market today. The Centurion has a deep set neck tenon that
extends all the way through the body to the bridge, This method of
construction assures the player they will be getting incredible
stability from his guitar.
Good stability leads to excellent sustain and smoother overtones.
We are using a very thin polyurethane finish. We also offer
Nitrocellulose lacquer. Our principal competitor uses a very thick
polyester finish which brings out the wood grain well but severely
deadens the tone.
The secret of good tone is to use as little finish as possible, keep
away from thick paint.
Ed Roman's Deep Set Neck Tenon
It has advantages & some disadvantages if done incorrectly.
There are several other small builders out there
that are using this method. One of them even claims to have invented
it. This is an older design by Randy Curlee that I introduced to
several builders who use it as their big sales pitch. The fact is
they are not doing it correctly and the tone is greatly affected by the
way they are doing it.