Huey Thommasson Of The Outlaws
With One of his Pearlcaster Guitars
|Solid Tonewood Bodies
Korina , Mahogany, Alder, Swamp Ash, Koa, Walnut, Rosewood
||Poplar, Ash, Alder usually topped with Maple or Koa
but rarely solid.
|All access neck joint TM (Pictured
||Large bulky original neck heel (50 year old design)
|90 colors available, Metalflake, Pearls, Flip
Flop Available on any Model
||Approximately 20 colors available limited to certain models
|Choice of hardware gold, chrome or black
||Mostly chrome occasionally gold on designated few models
|Titanium Bridge Saddles Available
||Only seen on guitars over $5,000.00
|Fingerboard Choices, Ebony, Rosewood,
Maple, Pau Ferro, Morado, Brazilian RW, Macassar Ebony
||Maple & Rosewood, occasionally Ebony on very few
|Multiple Neck Woods available, Maple, Koa, Mahogany,
Korina, Macassar Ebony, Solid Rosewood.
|Quilted Maple Drop Tops Available.
||Not available just veneers.
|100 different pickguard materials available on
||Small selection and no interchangeability.
|Choice Of Fret Size.
|Choice of bridge, Original Pearlcaster, Tune o matic,
Mann Made, PRS, Floyd, Vintage, Hardtail
||Very small selection.
|Multiple Pickup Choices, EMG, Duncan, Fralin, Fender,
Lace Sensors, PRS, Dimarzio, Rio Grande.
||Very small selection.
1500 G neck mod standard on all models (no charge)
|Hand Made & Hand Signed.
||Machine Made on CNC Machines.
|Assembly, wiring, set up and initial fret job done by
||Done by a number of different people in a number of
|LSR Tuners Available.
|All main parts made in USA by US Citizens (several
bridges and tuners made in Germany by Schaller)
|All small components made in USA except some pots
& switches made in Mexico & Asia.
The Ed Roman
All Access Neck Joint ™
Several companies have copied this great innovation. We have been offering
this for more than 25 years. However no one is offering it on a traditional
styled guitar like the Pearlcaster.
This makes it much easier to reach the high frets and it eliminates a lot of
flat heel space on the back of the neck. We have done this modification on
over 300 Stratocasters. Everyone agrees it makes the guitar a lot more playable.
Pearlcaster Superior Components
What makes a Pearlcaster a better guitar than it's competitors?
The simple fact that the parts are all carefully selected by Ed Roman
personally and no corners are ever cut.
Each Guitar is master-built entirely by one luthier, Each guitar is signed
by the individual builder.
From bridges to pickups to tuners to
Straplocks. Nothing but the absolute best is acceptable. many competitive companies
start off using the best quality parts but soon begin to cut corners by using
imported bridges and cheaper tuners and generally trying to save a couple of
pennies per item.
As long as Ed Roman is the owner of The Pearlcaster / Magic Twanger /
Sceptre lines of guitars there will be no cost cutting.
- Seymour Duncan or better.
- USA Made
Pearlcaster bridge has case hardened ball bearing pivots instead of standard
knife edge like everyone else.
Pickguard Celluloid - Finest made
brightest whites no dingy yellow shading like competitive brands.
- 100% Alder,
Ash, Koa, Korina, Rosewood, Lacewood.
- Finest Quartersawn USA Maple
hand matched to each body.
Finest African Gaboon Ebony, Finest USA Flamed Maple,
Brazilian Rosewood, Madagascar Rosewood.
- LSR linear String Rotation, Sperzel Schaller or Grover, Absolutely no Kluson
imports or Gotoh Asian Tuners.
We use the best available. currently looking for any American
manufacturer who can supply pots and switching devices.
- Mostly Dean Markley premium strings, sometimes GHS.
Nuts & Saddles - Graphtech.
Fretwire - Dunlop & Sanko.
Screws - Machine Screws Neck Screws, high quality plating on all component parts.
currently the only imported parts on these guitars are the
jack plate and the potentiometers. Ed Roman is working on changing that as soon
Optional Solid Macassar Ebony Tone wood Neck and Fingerboard.
Bright Gold Plated Schaller Locking Tuners
Exclusive All Access Neck Joint
Features Best of the Best Components
Beautiful Solid Macassar Ebony Tone wood Neck.
Exclusive All Access Neck Joint
The Absolute Finest Quilted Maple, Figured Ash & Figured Walnut is available
on the Pearlcaster.
The Quality of Construction is Guaranteed to be the Absolute Finest
Anywhere in the World.
All Pearlcaster bodies are made with separate pickup chambers. And they
always will be.
A Word about the Pearlcaster Original Ball Bearing Tremolo
Pearlcaster tremolos are not the traditional knife edge type that most
In fact they work much more smoothly !
There is a ball bearing pivoting system built into them.
A knife edge will eventually wear down from using it
The Pearlcaster ball bearing system rides on 2 hardened bearings
These bearings are precision ground and are hardened to .060 Rockwell
Roman Pearlcaster, Solid Rosewood Body &
OK, OK, so it's a glorified Strat,
But it's made with a super tight neck fit,
Better electronics better woods &
Some of the real
advantages with a Pearlcaster over the competition
|All Access Neck Joint" TM. I trademarked this feature back in September of 1984.
(Super Stable Neck Fit)
|Pearlcaster Ball Bearing Case Hardened
Tremolo (If you must have a Tremolo, It might as well work)
|Seymour Duncan Pickups are Standard but you
can specify any other pickup you like !
|Unlimited Choices of Neck Body & Fingerboard
|Unlimited Choices of Colors, Neck Finishes &
Hardware Colors! (1500 G Neck Finish Std)
Leslie West's Pearlcaster
with Original 1985 PRS Mil Com Tremolo.
The Original Mil Com" PRS Tremolo is not even available on
PRS guitars anymore.