Caparison Guitars announces the new 2023 TAT Special FM, available in 6 or 7 string, and in three new stunning burst finishes, Moonlight, Aqua Burst & Rose Burst.
The back construction of the body has been changed to a premium Australian Blackwood, enhancing its sound quality and giving the guitar a rich and warm tone, with a tight and focused low-end response. The frets have been upgraded with Jescar jumbo stainless-steel wire, providing a sharp and responsive attack, and the Caparison bridge pickup has been direct mounted to facilitate an accurate body resonance transfer. The neck pickup has also been improved, allowing for even tone distribution across all 27 frets.
The matte finish of the neck smoothly transitions into the Caparison TAT-Specials’ body boundary, creating a natural feel between the body and neck for effortless playability. The TAT-Special FM features a flame maple top and through-neck structure, providing a design that is both visually stunning and harmonically resonant. The selected flame maple is a full 18mm thick providing bite and sustain as well as stunning good looks. The smooth 5-piece maple-walnut neck provides the perfect balance of strength, stability, and sonancy.
The 2023 TAT-Special FM features new finishes, Moonlight, Aqua Burst, and RoseBurst three new colors that emphasize the exceptional grain of the carefully selected flame maple tops. The rest of the body has a natural finish, showcasing the unique TAT curve top the striking Australian Blackwood, and the maple-walnut 5-piece through-neck structure.
The Caparison TAT Special FM is priced at US $4,299.
The Caparison TAT Special 7 FM is priced at US $4,599.
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The new models include the Horus FX-AM, Dellinger II FX-AM, and Dellinger 7 FX-AM.
Cardiff, United Kingdom (December 3, 2018) -- Caparison Guitars is proud to announce the release of the new 2019 FX-AM Series, comprised of three models; the Horus FX-AM, Dellinger II FX-AM and Dellinger 7 FX-AM. All available in Dark Blue Matt, Dark Black Matt or Dark Green Matt Finishes.
The 6 string Horus FX-AM & Dellinger II FX-AM are priced at US$2,549 (Europe €2,659), The 7 string Dellinger 7 FX-AM is priced at US$2,799 (Europe €2,929).
With their unusual Light Ash and Maple composite bodies the FX-AM models, when played clean, gives you a deliciously sweet and sublime tone that chimes with a bright shimmering high note and a focused and sustained low end. Turn up the gain however and you have in your hands an uncompromising rock monster! The Caparison pickups help to define and intensify every note, enhancing the already extraordinary sonic qualities of these remarkable guitars. Available in new finishes, Dark Blue Matt, Dark Black & Dark Green Matt.
The Hipshot Fixed Bridge has solid steel saddles with a crisp string relief edge, eliminating any dull tones, maximising string vibration and will stay solid no matter how hard you thrash. The striking ebony fingerboard, now with signature Caparison Clock inlays, further enhances the sharp aesthetics of the FX-AM models and the luminous side fret marker dots are a cool and practical addition. Equipped with a 5-piece Maple and Walnut neck, Hipshot locking tuners and a Graph Tech Black TUSQ nut for maximum tuning stability.
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The guitar features a 5-piece maple-and-walnut neck, Schaller S-FRT II tremolo, and pink sapphire finish.
Japan (April 2, 2018) -- “Every artist searches for the instruments that bring out the best in them. An instrument that transforms their creations into life. As a guitarist, I have searched for and have found an instrument that brings out the best in my passion for music. That guitar is the Caparison Horus-M3 CC. From its full in your face tone that cuts through any stage to its fast five piece neck, I am confident in saying that this hand crafted masterpiece is the best guitar I have ever played hands down. It's an honor to be a part of the Caparison family, a relationship I will hold dear throughout my career as an artist.” Courtney Cox
The Courtney Cox Signature Horus-M3 CC is based on the legendary Caparison Horus-M3 with some subtle but, effective modifications and built to shred! Featuring a luxurious 5-piece maple and walnut neck, which has been strengthened in order to deepen the neck joint heel cut giving superb access to the higher frets.
The robust Schaller S-FRT II floating tremolo has been modified with an Original Floyd Rose “Fat” Brass Block along with heavy duty noiseless springs to add mass and sustain, while increasing warmth and clarity simultaneously with a vintage sound and feel. The bridge has also been modified with Original Floyd Rose Titanium string lock insert blocks and Stainless Steel saddle mounting screws for ultimate durability and tonal response.
Finished in “Pink Sapphire” fluorescent pink, signature Caparison sponge finish, which is a uniquely hand painted technique making each guitar a completely unique example.
The Horus-M3 CC comes complete with a combination of a Caparison SH-27F pickup in the neck position, and a Caparison PH-bc in the bridge position. Offering a full and accurate sound, with nice clean, clear, crisp highs. Full and thick low tones. Able to handle big chords and still be clear enough to hear every note.
The Caparison Horus-M3 CC, Pink Sapphire is available to pre-order now for August delivery with a USA MAP of US$ 2,799 (excl. tax) Euro MSRP of €2,799 (inc. tax) & UK MSRP of £2,399 (inc. VAT)
- Body Material: Mahogany, Maple, Mahogany
- Bridge: Schaller S-FRT II with Floyd Rose Fat Brass Block, Titanium String Blocks & Stainless Steel Saddle Screws
- Neck: Bolt-on, 5-Piece Maple & Walnut
- Fingerboard Material: Maple with Ivory Binding
- Position Inlay: Clock
- Scale Length: 628mm (24 3/4")
- Frets: 27 Jumbo, Nickel Silver
- Neck Radius: 350mmR to 400mmR
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Nut: Schaller R2 Locking
- Machine Heads: Gotoh SG381-07 H.A.P.
- Neck Pickup: Caparison SH-27F
- Bridge Pickup: Caparison PH-bc
- Controls: CTS Master Volume, Switchcraft 3-Way Toggle
- Head Top Finish: Matching Body
- Neck Finish: Oiled Finish
- Body Finish: Pink Sapphire (Sponge Finish)
- Hardware: Gotoh Cosmo Black, Schaller Black Chrome
- Strings: DR Veritas .009 - .042
- Tuning: Standard, EBGDAE
- Case/Gig Bag: Caparison/Reunion Blues Voyager Case
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