New KSE Caparison sig incoming

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  1. Nitrobattery

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    I'll be interested to see the price. I had a trans black Angelus HGS and a JSM...and while they were cool...they weren't really anything to write home about. If this is north of 2k, then you're in Anderson/Suhr territory and it makes the choice pretty easy.
     
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    these look nice and im a huge fan of the bands first 3 albums + the 'times of grace' project. never really cared for caparisons in the past mainly because of the head-stock shape. for some reason it looks a lot better. did they change it or does that maple just make it look so much better?
     
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    nice guitar, but like it has already been said, will likely cost to much.

    Guess it just depends how much you like clock inlays.
     
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    ^ Haha, Adam D looks so bored while playing that riff that starts at 2:23
     
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    He has loads of similar riffs like that, Arms of Sorrow comes to mind. Not saying that's bad, they're both Killer players. Could pull that off while drinking a beer and I'm sure he has on stage!
     
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    $3,200

    They're dreaming.
     
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    Came here to say that. I KNOW it’s a custom shop instrument. Maybe that’s my issue. I would rather pay $1,800 for a signature model than the price of something I can get customized.

    Then again I’d pay that for certain EBMM guitars. So maybe it’s not that off base.

    Not for me though.
     
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    Well this is the worst of both worlds: a $3,200 signature model that you can't get customized.

    Still, what's street? $2600? I see Caparison's Japanese dealers adjust their prices all the time, and in the US there are dealers that clear them out (DAG) or put them on sale for Christmas etc, which can be like 10% off. Maybe it won't be soooo bad in the end.
     
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    MAP/street is $3,200 in the US....which is mind boggling.
     
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    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    They're insane. It's a nice guitar but I will be passing on it. Not worth 3k.
     
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    Don't see a problem with the pricing. Similar JP17 here in the UK is the around the same price (JP is slightly more actually), similar in the fact it's a sig thats non customisable. Capa still has more of a personal feel to me over musicman too. Both are great guitars, but that pricing isn't too extreme IMHO given what other high end brands go for.

    EDIT: quick google, a J.Custom in the UK is the same price as the new Capa. Not seeing the problem here, for guitars that are still hand crafted in many aspects I believe.
     
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    Well the J-custom is way better, for one.

    But the J-custom also has a fancy maple top, flame maple binding, headstock, etc. and this is a barebones dellinger with nice color combo and fishmans. The caparison models that have similar specs have gut-wrenching prices.
     
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    I suppose yea, if you wanted closer to an Ibby you could get a Dellinger Prominence you'd just lack the flames.

    It's all opinions I'm not a fan of Ibby really, and I don't see much of a problem with the price given what I've seen from other companies.
     
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    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    I had a dellinger II back in 2010 that I got new for around 2200 or so and while it was nice i didn't feel the quality was worth the price. Wound up trading it off.
     
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    Caparisons have always been insanely overpriced for what they are, IMO. I’ve played several, and they’re okay, but not $3000 good. Certainly not an Anderson or Suhr.
     
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    They have to be nuts considering mine just exploded looking at that price.
     
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    I think they're over-priced but give dealers a lot of room to work with. They usually come down in price before they sell, so bear that in mind a little.

    They definitely have some oddball strategies - -that and the idea that every guitar is "limited". I had a guy hide away one I really wanted in his closet and wouldn't entertain offers because he was a collector. Collecting caparisons is like collecting bananas -- if anything it's worth more today than it will be in two years.
     
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    Not that I could ever afford a Cap, but that thing is like a sexier version of Adrian Smith's Jackson sig
     
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