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2004 J-Frog 'Skull & Bones'

2004 J-Frog "Skull & Bones"

This is probably one of the most recognized guitars of the 80's - right up there with Eddie's Frankenstrats - thanks to George Lynch using it in many Dokken videos in the 80's. I had seen many poor attempts to replicate this guitar over the years, but when I happened to be in Las Vegas on business I made the mistake of stopping by Ed Roman's store where this was hanging on the wall.
After shooting the shit with Ed for an hour or so, my curiosity got the best of me and I asked to try this bad boy. I expected it to be all show and no go, but found it to be a superb guitar with an extremely comfortable neck profile. This ended up coming home that day and I still play it regularly.
This is a guitar that has to be seen in person and played to fully appreciate. The attention to detail is amazing, and the neck profile is very addictive. The pickup is a Seymour Duncan "Black Back", which is made exclusively for Ed Roman. Normally, I put "EVH" pickups in all of my guitars, but this one is so close that I chose to leave well enough alone. The setup on this guitar was amazing, and was the best I've ever had on a new guitar. String height was .048 (1.2mm) at the 12th fret with absolutely no buzzing or dead spots.
I'm hoping to add another J.Frog to my collection sometime in the future - probably a Glock 22, which is nearly identical to a Kramer Baretta. These guitars are a bit on the pricey side, but they do deliver in terms of quality and playability.
For one reason or another, Ed tends to get ragged on quite a bit, but I can only speak from my experience with the man - he has always treated me with respect and courtesy.  Your mileage may vary, but mine has been all good  - and at the end of the day, his shop produces some damn fine guitars.
This guitar was recently signed on the back of the headstock by the man who made her famous himself.
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