New hardtail Caparisons for 2016

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  1. Spedge

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    looks perfect to me. But inexpensive? I think not. Probably around $2.5k here in the States. Maybe different in the UK? I thought Japanese imports were about equally as expensive on both sides of the pond?
     
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    They are £1499 in the UK and $1999 in the states! Very reasonable I thought!
     
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    Oh wow this excites me quite a bit actually.

    I've always wanted a caparison but always was thrown off by the amount of them that had trems. Plus it's got the blackmachine aesthetic that everyone wants these days :lol:


    I will keep my eye on these, price isn't bad either especially if I moved a couple of guitars....hmm
     
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    They look a bit blackmachiney! That's what drew my attention. I'm really curious how they sound as the body is maple and the top is ash.
     
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    if anybody is seasoned with caparisons, what would be the differences between the horus and the dellinger? Besides the obvious ones, of course: scale length and pickup config.

    im specifically interested in the neck carves and dimensions, which guitar has the "thicker, more rounded" neck.
     
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    Dellinger has a D-shaped neck. Sort of flat back with rounded edges, not particularly thick. Maybe 1mm or 2 thicker than an Ibanez wizard or that kind of thing.

    I think the Horus neck was a bit more rounded, but still very thing. And brilliant upper fret access! (On both models really, the Dellinger neck joint is fantastic)

    I've owned a few Delli's but only one Horus and quite a while ago so ymmv but I do remember the Horus was my first Capa and a very easy transition from playing a lot of Ibanez at the time.
     
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    oh man that Dellinger II FX-AM is a sexybeast
     
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    I am pretty much decided im getting one.
    since the horus has the rounder neck i think ill get that one, unless i get a chance of playing both of them.
     
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    The Horus has 27 frets and a deeper cutaway. As far as neck carves I'd say they're quite similar, although the Horus did always feel a little thicker.
     
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    Very sexy guitar. Not a fan of Hipshots, however.
     
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    Wanted a Caparison in the mid-2000's and wrote them off. But those hard-tails. Mmmmm. Given the Horus neck, is there a hardtail version? (Checked but didn't see one).
     
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    Cranes and GuitarGuitar (in the UK) are both pretty substantial Capa dealers. Although I guess they don't seem to have any of those newer FX models. They'd be able to order them though.
     
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    Thanks for pointing it out man! I'll hope for a seven, but who knows when I'll crack. Especially now that I know this one doesn't have a "thin flat" Ibanez neck. I love thin, but more of a C.
     
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    Looks ok to me, I think it's just that the Hipshot bridge is much shorter than the bridge that they normally use on the FX models.
     

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