New KSE Caparison sig incoming

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  1. narad

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    More info to be released next week regarding official release (I mean, there's already pics of Joel playing it so you know what to expect) but look at that headstock!

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    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    All maple Caparison necks are bloody gorgeous.
     
  3. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    About time. One of the best Caparisons ever.
     
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    Simple, Clean and HOTT!!!
     
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    That is pure awesome!
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Hell yes.
     
  7. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    I love it. Hopefully it won't come with an outlandish price like the Adam D sig. Parker and the original Joel sig. Cappy
     
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    metaljohn SS's Only Dick Butt

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    This is the first time I've seen a Caparison that I MUST have.
     
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    I like the all maple neck+headstock. I liked his old caparison sig too. Is that a custom bridge? Looks like a larger hipshot.
     
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    AlexCorriveau ESP obsessed

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    Exactly what I think as well.
     
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    couverdure No Gear Day

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    I watched their Rig Rundown video a few days ago and I really liked Joel's Caparison, especially the pickguard. Glad to see that it's becoming a production model (if only I had the money to afford one).
     
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    I'd buy the neck just to look at it
     
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    Really reminds me of the Jim Root signatures. Which isnt a bad thing since I even used to own one. :lol:
     
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    It's the Caparison hardtail they put out a few years ago. Supposedly comfortable but doesn't look it. That's actually about the only thing I would change here -- give me a floyd or a hipshot, very happy with the rest.

    Yea, it's just a Dellinger with Fishmans so I'm hopeful it'll come in around $2400. That said, it wouldn't surprise me if it was somehow $3200...or $3500... or whatever ridiculous price Caparison always goes with for sig gear. You think they'd get the point when these things sit and sit and dealers for years...or when they had to sell the company due to their financial ruin.
     
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    Interesting, wasn't expecting a Strat style sig for him.
    Looks cool!
     
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    The Caparison design is actually an improvement in some ways, why sidegrade? Not every guitar should be the same.
     
  17. narad

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    I'm just positive that I don't like it aesthetically and unsure if I like it functionally (haven't played one). It's not a deal-breaker, but they've got the hipshots on other models so would be great if they made it available here as well.

    If I have to raise a criticism it's that Caparison operates like a custom builder (small number of guys, small numbers of each model, high price for what you get), but provides almost none of the perks (choosing basic specs from the set of things they already offer). So if that bridge is on there, have to wait for maybe 2-3 additional years for something similar to come along with a trem, etc.
     
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    People commented on Instagram “watch it be way too expensive and take 2 years for delivery” and Caparison just replied “No it’s not”.

    Hopefully they meant the price too.
     
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    Killstrat Engage...looks like I might be back in the superstrat game
     
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    Holy fuck I love this.
     

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