Moonstone Guitars - Roman Viking Guitar

Moonstone Roman Viking Guitar

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Standard Features

These guitars were manufactured in 2003, 2004 & 2005 They were designed by Ed Roman, The Basic Woodworking was done in Steve Helgeson's Moonstone shop. They were assembled & built in Las Vegas at Ed Roman's shop, This was a partnership between Ed Roman & Steve Helgeson. This guitar is still available today as the Centurion which is entirely built in Las Vegas.  Call Ed Roman

 

  • Deep Set Neck Tenon

  • Direct Coupling

  • Seymour Duncan Blackback Pickups

  • Tone Pros Bridge

Custom Appointments

You could order this guitar with custom neck size, custom wiring and custom body thickness at no extra charge. You can order up to 40 different wood combinations, any pickups you like or any bridge you want. You can specify weight, feel, action and cosmetics. It is truly a custom instrument.

Moonstone Roman Viking Guitar w Linx Inlay - Click Photo to Enlarge


 

Moonstone Roman Viking Guitar w Linx Inlay
This guitar along with JET Guitars was a contender for Guitar of the Year 2004


Compare this Guitar to a PRS
Feature
PRS
PRS  Notes
Viking
Viking Notes
Arch top body
Yes
High  Arch deep bowl
Yes
High Arch Deeper Bowl
Bound Body
No
Not available on any PRS
Yes
Beautifully Done
Binding on neck
No
Not available on any PRS
 Yes
Ivoroid choice of colors
Abalone Binding on neck
No
Not available on any PRS
Yes
Optional at Extra Cost
Pickups spring mounted
Yes
Traditional Mounting
Yes
Optional No Charge
Pickups solid mounted
No
Sprung Only
Yes
Standard 
Indian RW fingerboard
Yes
All Models
Yes
Available if you want it
Ebony Fingerboard
No
N.A. (not available)
Yes
Optional No Charge
Macassar RW Fingerboard
No
N.A. (not available)
Yes
Optional No Charge
Brazilian RW Fingerboard
No
N.A. (not available)
Yes
$100.00 Up Charge
Pau Ferro Fingerboard
No
N.A. (not available)
Yes
Optional No Charge
Dual Graphite Rods in Neck
No
N.A. (not available)
Yes
Optional
Set Neck 
Yes
2 1/2 inches
Yes
17 inches
Choice of Pickups
No
PRS Only
Yes
Any pickups 
Available in 24 Fret Model 
Yes
Only a few low cost models
Yes
All models No Charge
Available in 22 Fret Model
Yes
All Models Post 1993
Yes
All models No Charge
Custom Colors  No Charge
No
There is Extra Charge
Yes
All colors No Charge
German Schaller Tuners 
No
Ping Korean Tuners
Yes
Standard Equipment
Locking Tuners
Yes
(Hard to use)
Yes
 (Easier to use)
LSR Linear String 40 to 1 tuners
No
Not Available
Yes
Optional  
Finish Polyester resin
Yes
Excellent job but quite thick
Yes
Excellent
Paint & Finish Polyurethane
No
Not available on any PRS
Yes
Excellent
Finish Nitrocellulose 
No
Not available on any PRS
Yes
Excellent
French Polish
No
Not available on any PRS
Yes
Excellent
Adjustable Bridge for Intonation
Yes 
Optional  $80.00
Yes
Standard no charge
Tone Pros Bridge
No
Not available on any PRS
Yes
Standard no charge
Custom Inlays
No
Birds & Moons 
Yes
Numerous Choices
Strap lock System
No
Large Oversize Pins
Yes
Optional 
Choice of Body Wood
No
Mahogany All Models
Yes
40 Different Choices
Korina Wood Body Available
No
Not Available
Yes
No Extra Charge
Handbuilt One Craftsman
No
Made on CNC Machines
Yes
Handbuilt One Craftsman
5 Position Slide Selector
No
Absolutely No Way
Yes
Optional No Charge
Graphite Saddles
No
Unpolished Steel Only
Yes
No Charge
Small Heeless Neck Joint
No 
Worlds Worst
Yes
Best in the business
Neck Through Body
No
Never Happen
Yes
Optional
Deep Set Neck Tenon
No
Never Happen
Yes
No Charge
Tone Chambers
Yes
Extra Cost
Yes
No Charge
Choice Of Body Thickness
No
One Size Fits All
Yes
3 different sizes
Neck Size Options
Yes
3 Sizes No Extra  Cost
Yes
5 Sizes No Cost
Headstock Tilt Angle
No
No Choices
Yes
Several Choices
Choice of Nut Material
Yes
Graphite Only
Yes
Bone, Brass, Graphite, Roller
Figured Mahogany Back
Yes
Occasionally
Yes
No Charge
Hand Signed
No
Not since 1991
Yes
All Models Signed
Quarter Sawn Necks
Yes
Beautifully Done
Yes
Beautifully Done
7 string models available
No
Nothing on the Horizon
Yes
Optional at extra cost
Gold Hardware Price
$290.00 all models
Yes
No extra charge
Logo
Yes
Cheapy decal with no clear coat
Yes
Full Inlay. no charge
Strings through the body
No
Not Available
Yes
Optional, No extra charge
Matching Headstock 
No
Not Available
Yes
Same Color No extra charge

Options at Extra Charge
Option
PRS
List Price
Viking
List Price
Gold Hardware
Yes
$330.00
Yes
Free
Signature Inlays
Yes
$240.00 Birds
Yes
Unlimited Choices
10 Top Flame top
Yes
$500.00
Yes
No Extra Charge
10 Top Quilt
Yes
$250.00 additional after $500.00 = $750.00
Yes
No Extra Charge
Private Stock Top
Yes
Price Jumps to over $12,000.00 list
Yes
No Extra Charge
Custom Color
Yes
Call For Price  (Usually $180.00)
Yes
No Extra Charge
Korina Wood Back
No
Not Available
Yes
No Extra Charge
Korina Neck
No
Not Available
Yes
No Extra Charge
7 String Option
No
Not Available
Yes
$900.00
Brazilian Rosewood FIB
No
Not Since 1991
Yes
No Extra Charge
Adjustable Stop Tail Piece
Yes
$80.00
Yes
No Extra Charge
Tune O matic Bridge
No
Not Since 1991
Yes
No Extra Charge
Center Position Pickup
Yes
$280.00
Yes
No Extra Charge
Sweet Switch
Yes
Extra Charge
Yes
No Extra Charge
Left Handed
No
But Coming soon for more money 
Yes
No Extra Charge
Tremolo System (New)
No
PRS Now uses a different model
Yes
$250.00
Full Contact Tremolo
No
Not Available
Yes
$200,00
Hipshot Tremolo
No
Not Available
Yes
$200.00
Floyd Rose Tremolo
No
Not Available
Yes
$250.00

 

All Viking Guitars are totally HAND MADE one at a time from beginning to end by Steve Helgeson, & Ed Roman. 

You may order any of 100 color choices at no extra charge, Tone Chambers no extra charge. Your choice of body thicknesses at no extra charge. Your choice of neck size at no extra charge. This is the distinct advantage that hand making a guitar one at a time affords

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