Typical Pearlcaster Body
Royal Blue Quilted Maple
ALL ACCESS NECK JOINT
I don't just dedicate my efforts to tonal improvements,
I also stress playability.
What good is a great sounding guitar if you can't play it easily.
The Koa model above & below left, is built in the traditional Fender format.
The Korina model in the middle and the Flame Maple model on the right sport all access neck joint.
These 3 Stratocasters Have Been Improved a Number of Ways
|Tonally: 1995||By using high quality highly resonant tone wood|
|Tonally: 1995||By adhering to the original pickup cavity configuration.|
|Tonally: 1995||By total elimination of glues & fillers|
|Tonally: 1995||By the addition of higher quality better sounding pickups|
|Tonally: 2005||By offering Brazilian Rosewood or Ebony Fretboards (plus others)|
|Tonally: 2006||By attaching neck to body with Ed Roman's exclusive brass inserts|
|Tonally: 2007||By offering titanium Bridge saddles as an option.|
|Tonally: 2008||By offering Gold Tone Adamantium frets. An Ed Roman exclusive|
|Tonally: 2008||We are now offering Nitrocellulose paintjobs.|
|Tonally: 2008||By offering "Stellar Tone" Circuitry, "Bullet" preamps & a host of electronics|
|Playability:||The "All Access Neck Joint" TM|
|Playability:||The original Fender necks are all custom re shaped to the player's hand|
|Playability:||1500 G modification|
|Playability:||The tremolo system can be replaced with virtually any brand|
|Playability:||We offer the Buzz Feiten System in all of our guitars and conversions|
|Playability:||Frets are all redressed and highly polished|
|Cosmetically:||The finishes are beautiful|
|Cosmetically:||The color choices are limited only by your imagination|
|Cosmetically:||Every single screw is replaced with high quality gold plated ones|
|Cosmetically:||Pick guards are replaced with higher quality Latrinium or Wood|
|Cosmetically: 2007||Now offering extremely high quality distressing and aging process|
Ed Roman's Brass Insert System For Better
It actually costs less to glue in a neck than to bolt one in correctly. Gluing up a neck is pretty basic. You apply glue inside the neck joint, slide the neck in and clamp it down. A bolt in neck requires a lot more work, there is no room for a sloppy fit like on a glue in neck. The cost of stainless bolts and press fittings are far higher than the cost of a little glue. The labor factor requires 4 holes drilled and countersunk. The tolerances are extremely tight on a good bolt on neck where the tolerances are far less important with the application of glue. If you make a mistake and drill incorrectly itís time to throw away the body. On a glued up neck there are no holes to drill and less chances of a mistake.
I know, I know itís been done that way for 60 years! why change now? Why
not keep our heads buried in the sand & continue thinking like we did in the
50ís & 60ís ?
Thanks to modern machinery and woodworking techniques neck joints are a lot
better & tighter today. We now know much more about guitar construction than we
used to. Guitars in general are a lot better today, even the Mexican ones are
better than some of those USA guitars from the 90ís. A tight neck joint equals a
good guitar !!!