It's a pity no one will ever know the
wizards at Ed Roman Guitars are the magicians who transform these
plain looking guitars into the beautiful masterpieces they are today.
The PRS company will benefit greatly from this work.
Over the years thousands of people will
see these guitars and wrongfully assume that PRS did this beautiful
work. Many of Ed's customers request that we do not show their
guitars on these pages because they feel that it might in some way
decrease the resale value of their guitars. The next time you are
looking at a particularly beautiful PRS you might stop and wonder if
it's real or is it one that Ed Roman retopped.
PRS traditionally won't do a 10 top on a bolt on
model. Ed Roman has done over 200 retops on PRS bolt
on models. Ed has always felt the bolt
on ones sound so much better than the glued in ones.
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Many people feel the need
to belong to a group of people who own the same brand name item.
Corvette Clubs, PRS Forum, Harley Owners Group etc etc. Ed
feels that is because today the dumbing down of Americans is rampant
in our schools & on our Boob Tubes etc etc.
No one wants to be innovative anymore. People all want what other
people have. In some strange way it makes them feel safe!!
Sadly these people are why our country is fast
becoming a third world.
When we were innovators and free thinkers our country was strong
economically and everyone was prosperous. It hurts me to see the
younger generation today struggling so hard to even be able to pay
You might say to yourself, I could just buy a
Quicksilver or a
JET or an Abstract, The
tops on those guitars are always so beautiful that no one in his right mind
would want to redo the top. But then their are no worldwide user groups on these
brands. People won't envy me if I own one of those. This is all part
of the advertising agencies and corporate master plan to dumb us all
down so we will spend our money on cookie cutter products that can
be made cheaply and sold for a very high profit.
Incidentally Ed Roman has retopped 14 Dragons,
Approximately 20 Signatures, and a number of first editions. Paul Reed Smith in
their ultimate wisdom has made many good numbered limited edition guitars with
very plain tops. The sunburst top that came on PRS Artist Ltd #001 was almost
disgraceful looking. In fact Ed has not retopped it. whoever has it these days
is the proud owner of a very plain looking yet expensive guitar. at this re writing
the number of PRS retops surpasses the 500 mark.
For some more interesting Information look at
Ed's rant entitled Ghostbuilders.