Caparison Orbit 7

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  1. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Yikes at the neck joint on those though
     
  3. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Yeah it's pretty new. Cazqui (J-rock guitarist who this was built for) has been hinting these on his ig/twitter for a few weeks. Awesome to see it come out.
     
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    I want to like it but the Caparisons headstock is a big nope to me
     
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    love the hardware aesthetics but that damn upper bout. You're in Japan, just copy the rhoads and be done with it. I don't think there has ever been a great V that wasn't built of straight lines (arguable there is a semi-circle in the arrow).
     
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    And the Arrow is not that great.
     
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    Looks pretty sweet to me, thanks for sharing!
     
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    I love the idea of a 7 string rhodes model, but this is a bit too bling for my taste, with the gold on white with pickguard and inlays. Kinda like Schecter back in the day - just way too much stuff going on.

    Headstocks on 7 string rhodes are hard - I think a traditional Jackson/Charvel would look too big on it, but this actually works fairly well for me.
     
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    Wha?
    One of the best looking headstocks ever :)
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    This thing is pretty fucking cool. :agreed:
     
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    A bit too much clashing of colours, I was expecting the white maple caparison neck instead of a painted one and gold + pearl inlays on the maple. Paired with white binding instead of black.

    Cool guitar nonetheless!
     
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    I think my problem with their headstock is, that it somehow looks to short on the 6 and 7 strings.
    Rn I'm watching coffee with Ola and Mattias IA Eklundh and the headstock on his 8 string looks more complete to me.
     
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    Cool looking but definitely not an axe I could pull off playing.
     
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    Huh, the Caparison headstock is one of the coolest and certainly one of the most unique/identifiable designs around in my opinion, and I think it looks completely aesthetically balanced on the 6 and 7-string guitars. Same with the Mattias Eklundh 8-string as well for that matter, where they have made it larger to fit proportionally with the rest of the guitar.

    Here's some photos of my Dellinger 7 and Horus 6. The headstock shouldn't be any longer or larger than this to my eyes, but to each their own I guess. :)

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    I can somewhat agree about it, but then...what about Music Man? Those are short tiny headstocks
     
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    Love and hate for it. :D
    It fits their look since their guitars are pretty small, but on the other hand it's just small :D
    It's for sure none of my favourite headstocks.
     
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    This is the best looking capa to date !
     
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    I love that white with gold look. I really love Caparisons but I wish all the best looking ones didn't have trems.
     

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