Roman's Guitars - worth going to?

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  1. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster

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    I'll be in Vegas for a day. Anyone know if Roman's is worth going to? Any other guitar shops there worth visiting?
     
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    if you listen to all the nasty Internet stuff about Ed Roman that may scare you off. years ago I drove to his store when he was in Connecticut. It was my first introduction to boutique guitars. If I ever find my way to Las Vegas I will for sure stop at that store
     
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    Yeah, he seems to be controversial, but I can't recall why...
     
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    There were a lot of reasons he was Alleged to be a scam artist, and mini spa builders alleged to have bad business dealings with him. My own personal experience was a good one buying from him in person. I’m not sure who owns the company now but I’m sure it’s a great collection of guitars of all make some brands that you won’t find in guitar center
     
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    Sounds like it might be worth taking a look around...
     
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    See. Some nice guitars hes made
     
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    His Quiksilver guitars played pretty awesome! Because of his bad reputation I never bought one fearing resale value
     
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    I'm not looking to buy anything necessarily and it doesn't look like the kind of place that would have big discounts or deals you can't pass up... In any case, I always like to look around the local shops when I'm out of town....
     
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    I think he’s been dead a long time
    Any guitar store is a good place to visit!!!
    Hope you have a blast Gary!
     
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    Very true!
     
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    I think I went to Roman's a LOOOONG time ago, I thought it wasn't there anymore but if it is you should go
    Also,
    This place is pretty cool
    http://cowtownguitars.com/
     
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    Last I read since he passed they were open by appointment only for serious buyers & aren't interested in casual lookers.
     
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    Meant to add that we’re headed to southern Utah.
    Thanks. Cowtown guitars looks like fun.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks