Ed Roman's Quicksilver Guitars, the world's largest guitar store & builder of custom guitars, today announced that the company has completed the custom design, development and construction of a new custom guitar for world famous rocker, hunter and statesman Ted Nugent.
Ted Nugent, known for his hard hitting rock 'n' roll, as well as his strong support for the right to bear arms, his conservative lifestyle and love of his country, is one of Ed Roman's primary influences. "We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with Ted again and to produce this truly unique instrument and piece of rock 'n' roll history," said Ed Roman, founder of Ed Roman Guitars. "Not only is this a top-of-the-line guitar, it is a precision firearm. As usual, Ted will kill audiences with his hot finger work, but now he can employ his expert marksmanship with a six string, as well."
Ed Roman and the Luthiers at Ed Roman's guitar shop were all excited to build this guitar for Ted. They put their minds together and came up with the idea to build a magnetic, quick-deployment, high-caliber Derringer handgun into the guitar itself.
"I am so jazzed to be associated with Ed and the team at ERG," said Nugent. "This guitar is a work of art and is absolutely magnificent. And what a concept Ă˘â‚¬â€ť Ed and his team have outdone themselves once again."
In addition, this guitar differs from most other solid electric guitars because it has a 3/4" solid slab of Alaskan Sitka Spruce for its top wood. Ted was adamant about the guitar being built using a Spruce top because he favors the tone of Spruce. He says "the tone starts with the wood." And, as usual, Ted is right!!! Most high quality acoustic and arch-top jazz guitar tops are made from either Engel Mann or Sitka Spruce.
Ted's other design specifics included a solid black Korina back with a gorgeously figured Macassar Ebony neck. The fingerboard is made from premium Gaboon ebony found only in the deepest, darkest regions of Central Africa. The softer Korina and Spruce resonate beautifully together and the Macassar and Gaboon Ebony neck adds a sharp percussive edge to the tone.