New KSE Caparison sig incoming

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  1. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    If Caparison is listening:

    Price this guitar right at 2k or so and watch your product fly off the shelves.

    Also, seeing as one can purchase a neck thru Japanese made eII Horizon w/ Duncan's from ESP for around 1600-1800 there is no reason it's not feasible I would imagine.
     
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  2. bloc

    bloc tha vagina finda

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    Band hasn't been relevant in years
     
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    Haha that is exactly what I thought when I saw it too. I dig the guitar itself, but I feel like it will be too expensive for what it is and take forever to actually come out. :lol:
     
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    GG double post! :lol:
     
  5. Element0s

    Element0s Low Fantasy/Black Denim

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    fuck me running, I love this. The Caparison Dellinger might be my favourite guitar model of all time. The maple 'stock-'board is super slick and the pickguard makes it stick out even more.

    If I saw one of these in my budget, I would surely pick one up.
     
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    bpprox22 String Breaker

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    Man I want this...
     
  7. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    And I love clock inlays. To me that is the most iconic thing about a caparison. No clocks no care.
     
  8. R34CH

    R34CH Counter Culture Bullet Vulture

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    The clock inlays have certainly grown on me over the years...used to hate them. Now...really, really like them haha.
     
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    As stated above, band hasn't been relevant in a long while. BUT this is the coolest Caparison that I've ever seen. If I was in the market for a new guitar I would be all over this.
     
  10. HighGain510

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    Meh, the band might not be "relevant" to you, but there are still plenty of fans out there who enjoy what they've done and continue to put out (their last album was pretty solid, IMHO) so as long as there are fans who like guitars, there is still a market for them as endorsers.

    Also there are a ton of bands/players out there I personally wouldn't consider to be relevant, but if they have fans, they can help sell gear by attaching their name/endorsement to the brand. They might not be relevant to you, but that doesn't make them "not relevant."
     
  11. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Matthias Eklundh is pretty irrelevant himself, yet the dude has had like... 15 Caparison sig models. :lol:

    KsE is one of those bands that helped put Caparison on the map in the United States.
     
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    narad SS.org Regular

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    Relevant or not, honestly why would I care about the band at all? It's a $2-3k guitar...that's a high price for just hero worship. I just want a nice Caparison at a reasonable price, and couldn't care less even if $100 of each guitar wound up going into Justin Bieber's pocket. It's like, "Hey Bieber, thanks for finally spec'ing out a decent Caparison because I've been stuck here waiting for once since the CL 14."


    (though we do have that $8k left-handed Juggernaut thread...)
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    I've got one of their 7s with that bridge, it doesn't feel noticeably different than a hipshot to me. It's bigger but that's about it. It's solid, it functions like every other good fixed bridge out there.
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Also this guitar owns, Caparisons own
     
  15. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    My 1st exposure to the elusive Caparison brand came through seeing Soilwork play them almost 20 years ago. I remember trying to look up Caparison online when I was a kid and only getting some overseas site written entirely in Japanese. Found almost no useable info back then.

    Is soilwork still relevant or is that also a big fat negatory? Lol
     
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    I just did a Comparison of my bank account and reality.

    Reality won.
     
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  17. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    Party crasher here but man almost 2k for this ?
    I had an orbit and a friend bought a horus pre owned, i really wonder how they can justify such high prices. It's good gear, well crafted, ok, but definitely not worth the price they asking...
     
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    I think this will probably end up being in the 2.5-3k range. The standard Horus models are 2.5k and the Michael Romeo sig is 2.8k. Their cheapest, stripped down FX-AM models are 2.2k.
    They're priced that high because they're a small handcrafted masterbuilder shop. It's only a couple guys.
    narad said it pretty well, they're basically a custom builder without customization options.
     
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    3g...Caps are always priced (2) high...
     
  20. Mathemagician

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    That’s a $1.6-1.8k guitar anywhere else.

    Sucks because it’s so damn pretty.
     

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