Actually, it wasn't because of Ed that the guitar took so long. It was a custom order, and at that time the folks at Heritage were playing catch up. Eds reputation was spot on. The guy was a real D**K. There used to be a picture of Mr. Roman and Ace Frehley giving the Natsi salute on the web. I wonder if Ace did that just to get under Gene's skin. Also, there's a Youtube video of Mr. Romans attempt at becoming a reality star. He had a production company come in and he was trying to sell all the drama he created to cable tv networks ala Pawn Stars.