Way cool! Thanks for the photos. I like how the controls are set up and have to keep that in mind for a future build.
Wow, when I first read your initial post, your Moonstone/Roman jabs left me feeling a bit uneasy, but I stand corrected. Your follow-up post is quite an eye opener. Thank you very much for that Moonstone/Viking info. I'm not sure why Steve Helgeson would ink any type of co-production deal with Ed Roman, but there's the proof, right there on Roman's site......Link to the page on Ed's site with the "Moonstone Viking"
this guitar isn't on the moonstone site.....I wonder why, probably cause steve had nothing to do with building it, yet Ed continues to sell them and market them as Moonstones....
And that's the thanks I get for trying to warn people.....an e-scolding claiming I don't know what I'm talking about:NUTS
Moonstone? BEWARE! Those are one of the Ed Roman brands. While I'm sure the guy who built the first few moonstone guitars was an exceptionzal luthier, the shnook who is cranking them out now is scumbag of the highest order.
Much like McNaught, Baker and a host of other brands that Ed "helped" get started by being their dealer, he now cranks out **** copies of these guitars under his own craptastic brands. Be sure the guitar you buy was never handled by Ed Roman or what you're likely to end up with is a refinished BC Rich with headstock modification. =) Seriously.
What can you guys tell me about Moonstone Guitars? Any good?