About the Builder:
RVC is one of the numerous guitar brands owned by Ed Roman:
Guitars with a vintage flair, old growth tone-woods and fabulous craftsmanship come together to make a truly outstanding instrument. Available in Korina and Mahogany. 100% American Made . Available in different pickup configurations. RVC Guitars were first conceived in 1997 as an improvement over the more popular look alike brand. Some of the people involved in RVC have built guitars for such luminaries as Keith Richards, Ron Wood (See "satisfaction" DVD 2004). Over 100 guitars made for Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, Steve Miller, Joe Perry, Rick Derringer, Leslie West, Rick Springfield, Randy Bachman, Huey Thomasson, Mark Hitt, Paul Crook, Larry Albert, Meat Loaf, Brian May, Elliot Easton, Eddie Van Halen, Kerry King, George Lynch, Dean Restum, Allen Woody, and numerous others. In many cases these guitars were not branded RVC so not many people are even aware of the company.
First displayed at the NAMM Show in 2000 the RVC branded guitars were all built by hand by only a few craftsmen. Today this company is capable of production of about 175 guitars a year.
About the Guitar:
This is a custom build copy of the Leslie West Flower of Evil guitar, inspired by paintings of Gail Collins, wife of Felix Papparlardi (who shot Felix). The guitar was build under Ed Roman's RVC guitar label.
A great looking and sounding guitar. This is the first production model (number 001).
Here you can hear another guitar with similar specifications played by Tony Montana (Great White):