Death of Ed Roman

December 14, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada | Age 61

Renowned guitar builder dies at 61
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MICHELLE RINDELS, The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As a guitar-maker for the stars, Ed Roman found a platform for fierce opinions about his commercially manufactured competition, exhorting musicians to drop what he called "misdirected ignorant brand loyalty."

His own guitars found their way into the hands of everyone from Ted Nugent to British rockers Eric Burdon of The Animals and John Entwistle of The Who. Roman, sometimes likened to a Viking for his red hair, was unafraid...

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