I just spent some time on the Ed Roman website. Being a left coaster, (and an amateur) I have heard of him, but I don't know much else. He has a great price on a RIC 4003. And then there are these pictures of simply wild and crazy custom guitars, including a 15 string bass with a blonde babe that can barely hold it up. Has anybody been to his shop? It's by appointment only. I kind of got this picture of Martin Sheen going up river to see Marlin Brando in Apocolypse Now.