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20-12-2013, 01:04 PM
Caparison will be at NAMM 2014, we can be forund in Hall E, Booth 1578.

If any of you are going, drop by and see us. The whole Caparison team will be there and we will be showcasing our 2014 lineup including some nice upgrades, new models and a very special new Custom Line 2014 model.

20-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Ahh to be there .. :( would be so much fun

20-12-2013, 01:51 PM
If you need your biggest USA fan as a free helper at the show let me know :D

Seriously, hope the show goes well, can't wait to see the report out on the new stuff (very curious to hear about the new CL model).

21-12-2013, 03:07 AM
Ahh to be there .. :( would be so much fun

We should go one year, like save up and go to NAMM 2015? Or Musikmesse... or both. :D And Jason too!

21-12-2013, 06:18 AM
We should go one year, like save up and go to NAMM 2015? Or Musikmesse... or both. :D And Jason too!

Aussie invasion! :D

Kosta Papazoglou
22-12-2013, 12:06 PM
Excellent !!!!!!

22-12-2013, 01:56 PM
Caparison at NAMM 2014? Awesome! Good luck, guys :3

23-01-2014, 05:46 AM
Bumping this since NAMM is starting soon. :)

Be sure to throw up a few pics of the booth and new models! Any idea when they'll be viewable on the website, by the way?

23-01-2014, 07:52 AM
All setup for the show, and I will be updating the website tomorrow morning with the new models and other upgrades. I will also put info on the changes here.

23-01-2014, 09:11 AM
Post pictures, please :-)

23-01-2014, 09:30 AM
The website already has all the new models on there, just waiting to be activated. All will be online tomorrow, I will also post photos from the booth on our Facebook page.

23-01-2014, 10:12 AM
Looking forward to the surprises :)

23-01-2014, 11:37 AM
Can't wait !!! :eek:

23-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Camping :)

23-01-2014, 09:00 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls of all ages for your delight and delectation we give you Caparison Guitars 2014…

First things first, and due to popular demand (yes we do listen!) We give you the TAT Special CL14. New and improved and in strictly limited quantities the CL14 has a re-designed neck heel as well as a stunning 5A Grade Flame Maple Top! This is quite simply the most desirable guitar I have ever laid my naked sweaty eyes upon. Beautiful it is, and certainly not silent…but it is deadly!

Next up from the starting gate we have the Angelus7-M3B. A 7 String Angelus I hear you all cry…what the…? Yup, here it is and it’s a powerful and magnificent as a Silverback Gorilla, but as playful as an over excited kitten in a box full of ping pong balls! We are very proud of this guitar, it ticks all the boxes for an out and out rock n’ roll classic, and with the 5 way Schaller Mega Switch you’ll have all the pickup options you could ever eat.

And you thought Christmas was over? Well because you’ve all been extremely nice last year we’ve decided to surprise you with the new Dellinger7-M3….Surprise! A 7 string Dellinger fitted with a genuine Floyd Rose trem system means you can now indulge yourself in all the whammy bar heroics you could ever want! And with the Schaller 5 way Mega Switch you literally have umpteen pickup selection choices!...okay 5, but that’s 2 more than before!

The new TAT II+S also has a nifty Schaller 5 way Mega Switch fitted which brings a new set of tones hitherto unknown to this classic through neck creation, if sounds were tastes then this guitar would taste like rock! Sweet, sweet rock!

Did we mention that the Dellinger MJR has also been improved? A brand shiny new Dellinger-M3 MJR, with M3 body construction now mirrors the new shiny gloss white finish and a new neck profile ensures that this remains the premiere technical shred meisters weapon of choice!

And as if we haven’t spoiled you enough all 2014 models now come with Schaller Toggle Switches or 3 or 5 way Schaller Mega Switches as standard, upgraded jack input sockets and corrosion resistant screws on all our Schaller tremolo units and Caparison Design Bridges. Plus…Ladies and Gents all 2014 Caparison Guitars now come with custom Reunion Blues Continental Guitar Cases (apart from the Orbit that is…that guitar is massive and as much as we covered it in butter and squeezed as much as our buttery hands would allow, we just couldn’t get in in the case) But those in the know will appreciate what a significant upgrade this is and how much happier and cosy, safe and secure your lovely new Caparison will be.

The changes are now live on our website...

23-01-2014, 10:00 PM
Oh wow :woot: :woot: :woot:


Well I totally didnt see the 7string angii coming! lol. Looks good though guys.


The cases look freaking awesome! I like the idea of corrosion resistant screws etc too.
Wish I could be there at NAAM :(
Thanks for the news and surprises!! All the best ! :)

23-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Interesting new additions. Loving the look of the TAT specials!
7 string fans should be pleased, though I can already hear the roar of "what about the 7 string Horus?" haha.

23-01-2014, 11:08 PM
oh wow!! the angelus 7 string was really unexpected! Bet nobody could see that coming! haha. Looks awesome!

any new finishes/colours for the dellinger-fx 6 and 7 models this year?

23-01-2014, 11:23 PM
my god my jaw dropped

23-01-2014, 11:40 PM



I don't want to be crude, but I think I may have actually ejaculated....

I have been eagerly anticipating NAMM, as I always do, but man, I did not expect anything like this. Gabriel/Itaru/Capa-team, that is nothing short of AWESOME. I want the Rose TAT Special. I think I need to sell my car maybe. And I am a huge fan of the addition of the Trem to the Dellinger 7, very good news. Although if I somehow afford the TAT then I would no way be able to get the Dellinger, maybe next year....

Definitely have to 2nd/3rd the surprise at the 7 string Angelus. Definitely unexpected. Not to my taste personally but it does look incredible.

Thanks very much guys, I am very excited, and terrified at how broke I will be....

23-01-2014, 11:58 PM
^ Would be nice to be a NAMM isn't it, Pete? :(

Excellent news for 2014, eh?? :)

24-01-2014, 12:03 AM
And Gab how to go about purchasing the new capa soft case?

24-01-2014, 12:50 AM
Wonder how that angi 7 will go with it still retaining the 24 3/4 scale. Has anyone tried a 7 with that scale neck before?

24-01-2014, 01:03 AM
Reckon it's fine, since it'll be similar to those HGS models, except for a 7?

24-01-2014, 01:21 AM
Yeah, it may as well have HGS tacked onto the end of the name by the sounds of it.

The through body stringing / Tailpiece construction has been carefully positioned to maximise the tension and stability of the guitar.

24-01-2014, 03:17 AM
Some great upgrades to the lineup! Nice job, guys! I want a CL14 TAT Special so bad lol

24-01-2014, 03:25 AM
Reckon it's fine, since it'll be similar to those HGS models, except for a 7?

HGS is meant to assist with intonation, not tension. Scale length is actually built into the neck mathematically, so even if you move the bridge back a few millimeters on a 24.75'' neck'd guitar, once you go to intonate it, the saddles themselves will be at 24.75''. The reason HGS was created was because lower tunings can be hard to intonate due to the amount of travel needed by the saddle. This is also why people have issues fitting 24 fret necks on 22 fret bodies and vice-versa.

24-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Here are my crappy iPhone pics so far. Just my first quick pass by the booth.


24-01-2014, 05:58 AM
Thank you for the photos. It's really nice to see some showroom/ display lighting shots without the sterile photography required for the site. It shows the colours in a more realistic manner, and I love them!

24-01-2014, 06:07 AM
That's awesome, thanks matt.

24-01-2014, 06:13 AM
Wow thanks!

24-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Cheers Matt!

My gosh those Angelus 7's arent my thing so much... but boy they are looking nicer and nicer each time I look at them.

24-01-2014, 04:08 PM
Its been a couple years since I've posted but man that Angelus 7 looks legit. Any more namm pics?? Too bad the regular Angelus doesn't come with binding and inlays like the the 7.

24-01-2014, 11:18 PM
Had a chance to check out the Caparisons and meet with the guys.

Very cool, and IMO the c2 series is sick. Destroys the competition at the price point.

We posted some DSLR pics on guitar porn

24-01-2014, 11:23 PM
We took some go pro 3 video footage of Matt Perrin from Threat Signal playing some capas. Will post it for sure when it's uploaded.

25-01-2014, 01:07 AM
Angelus 7 = Cool
Dellinger 7 = Cool

Where is the 7 string Horus?
Where is the 7 string Horus?
Where is the 7 string Horus?
Where is the 7 string Horus?
Where is the 7 string Horus?

25-01-2014, 12:32 PM
If you squint a little you probably won't notice there are 3 fretts missing...

25-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Yeah, the Angelus 7 was also a surprise for me. I've seen tons of people on forums asking for a 7-string Horus for years, but it always ends up with someone saying that the scale would be a problem for a lot of people (Personally, I would love a 7-string Horus with the standard 24.75" scale). Now you bring out a 7-string Angelus??? WITH the short scale? I've never once seen or heard anyone lusting for a 7-string Angelus. Why not just do the Horus instead like everybody wanted? Strange strategy...

25-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Part of me thinks that there have been attempts at Caparison HQ to build a 7 string Horus but something inherent in the design doesn't make it "work" as well as the Dellinger7 and Angelus7.

26-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Quite honestly, the Horus-M3 would not work as a 7 string. In Itaru's opinion it would need to have a fixed bridge to work with that scale length... but a fixed bridge Horus is a whole new can of worms... ;)

26-01-2014, 10:42 PM
Quite honestly, the Horus-M3 would not work as a 7 string. In Itaru's opinion it would need to have a fixed bridge to work with that scale length... but a fixed bridge Horus is a whole new can of worms... ;)


Seriously. Evertune.

26-01-2014, 10:56 PM
Evertune bridges can feel weird, especially if you're a lead player, IMO.

27-01-2014, 12:22 AM
Evertune is cool but I prefer normal hard tails as well

27-01-2014, 05:03 AM
..it would need to have a fixed bridge to work with that scale length... But a fixed bridge horus is a whole new can of worms... ;)

Do it!! Do it now! 1556

27-01-2014, 06:02 PM
Quite honestly, the Horus-M3 would not work as a 7 string. In Itaru's opinion it would need to have a fixed bridge to work with that scale length... but a fixed bridge Horus is a whole new can of worms... ;)

If the tuning worked with Horus HGS model with walnut body, then why don't you guys consider that option? No one is pushing for the M3

28-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pornguitar

We have been uploading pics of the booth and a video of it later today! Absolutely phenomenal instruments. Caparison stepped up their already stellar performance this year. Can't make everyone happy all the time, but as a longtime Caparison whore, I can say that each year, they consistently try to add more options to try to make everyone happy. I am stoked to see them listening to their audience as per the needs, and trying to meet those needs. remember, small operations can't stay in business at this level by over-extending themselves.

28-01-2014, 11:27 PM
I saw the video of Matt (from Threat Signal) playing the Delli 7, that was wicked. Very much looking forward to whatever other photos/videos you guys have, cheers Zack :)