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    Lightbulb The list of Horus-HGS MF07's found on the internet to this date

    I know you guys must think that I have WAY too much free time (which I do, actually)... but I started skimming the triple-w for MF07's and so far I have been able to successfully identify at least 7 individuals based on the top grain. I’m obsessed. And as for those who are unfamiliar with these guitars (which you shouldn't!): the Caparison Horus-HGS MF07 was a limited run of Horus-HGS models built between 2007 and 2008 - the first HGS models to feature a maple fretboard. Only ten individuals were made - all of these were solely available in Japan. These preceded the HGS MF models, which featured clock inlays on maple fretboards. The MF07 limited run had inlay-free fretboards and as opposed to the later models, these guitars had push-push pots as pickup selectors, whereas the other Horus-HGS models had 3-way switches. These guitars to my understanding have been one of the most sought-after Caparisons in the market, and it has also been a "trend" to acquire one and later swap the neck with a regular Horus model.



    Guitar #1

    I'll just use mine as the first one - serial number is 1130204. Distinctive feature of the top is a dark line about 1 cm in diameter running quite straight over the top, touching the downside of the bridge as well as both pickups. Also, in the upper pat over the pickups there is a wavy line going through the body in an angle.



    Bought from Hansi recently, don't know where he got it from.



    Guitar #2

    This must be one of the best known MF07’s. Popped up around 2008 on this forum, the owner (uzzimike) ended up changing the pickups to EMG’s and so-forth at some point this one was sold to LiamENGL. Again, pup change and he also ended up swapping the neck from a regular HGS model to an ebony fretboarded one, as the maple fretted one went to his Snow Cloud. You can clearly see a fluid curvature in the grain on the upper side of the top, whereas the lower part of the top shows how the contours of the walnut are angled against the top.



    You can nicely also see the top on Liam’s cover of Dysphoria - also, to prove that this is an MF07, you can see that the volume knob is placed nearby the bridge and the back pickup, whereas on the older Horus-HGS models the knob is located further on the lower back of the top:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10lEAJSIFrQ

    Here’s the guitar prior to neck swap:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BBWGrKlQpQ



    Guitar #3

    Here’s another HGS, don’t know the exact whereabouts. I actually first thought this was the same as Guitar #2 but it’s clearly observable that the upper part of the top is different even though the lower part is somewhat similar to the top on Liam’s guitar. A distinctive feature imo are the black spots at the upper-back part of the top.





    Guitar #4

    Guitar #4 has a lot of colour contrast in the top – a lot of darker lines running along the top as well as light spots. Very unique in the sense that more-or-less the other MF07’s have a plain-ish top. This one has nice figures, which also are a little “wavy”. This guitar I believe belongs/belonged to the user "Morgray" on this very forum (aka Brandon Ellis, as pointed out by Sudz). The picture was actually in one of his posts. The grain on this one is the finest I've seen on an MF07!



    See the guitar in action here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRIlgYV_2q0



    Guitar #5

    Guitar #5 falls also into the same category. The upper part has some distinctive colour variations in the grain, whereas the lower part – once again – has lines, which actually vary from the other guitars by having a slight angle away from the neck – as opposed to the lines being almost completely straight on Guitar #1. This guitar used to belong to the user infernalservice and was sold a few years ago at SS.org to someone in Norway, as shown HERE.





    Guitar #6

    This one is the one pimped by Budd – the RW07, which I think was actually around the forum and the neck got swapped to a snowcloud. Sudz was it you? If yes, then the neck is actually the one that’s on my Black Night now, serial number 1330199. The grain again is composed of straight lines running through the lower part of the top. This one I guess is the only one in addition to Guitar #1 with the upper and the lower part of the top having straight lines and not the other one having a prominent contour pattern of walnut. Also, there appears to be a light spot behind the volume knob.



    Video of Budd explaining things (Good job Budd!):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-lMY7dWOMg



    Guitar #7

    This one I found just a minute ago at our forum - belongs/belonged to CapariJackson. The grain shows two long and narrow contours on both the upper and the lower parts of the top. The lower is actually cut off by the edge of the guitar. Straight lines again.





    Guitar #8

    This I found only on YouTube. It doesn’t appear to be the same guitar as the others posted above, although it is somewhat similar to guitar #3. Shame on the video quality – I spent A LOT of time in trying to observe the grain to see if this is unique so far. You can see in the lower back of the top a somewhat more narrow contour of the wood, which is not present on the other seven guitars.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvZHFjcdl38
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J8_LzR5msA



    Guitar #9 - Found by Sudz

    A white line in the middle of the top. Very plain lower part of the body and a wavy line at the upper part angled away from the neck.



    http://www.caparisonforum.com/forum/...3&d=1369175314
    http://www.caparisonforum.com/forum/...2&d=1369175282


    Guitar #10

    Clearly the grain on the upper half of the body is angled against the grain on the lower part of the body, they form an arrow tip-like structure towards the neck.

    http://www.diskantforum.se/viewtopic...=18968&start=0




    That makes ten!
    Last edited by Echelon-IV; 22-05-2013 at 05:28 PM.
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    #3 was brought over by a guy called Mark who was the original Caparison whore (before I came along ) I remeber seeing it on Bmusic forums back in the day when he first got it, he made an MF07 with it which now belongs to a guy who lives half an hour from me.

    The other was nothing to do with me, I bought mine as a snowcloud MF from a guy from Puerto rico....could be that one though thinking about it.

    The other ones you are looking for are all still in Japan as far as I know.

    Nice Idea on this though, I did the same with the Crimson and black forest horii, Then again with the trans black CL
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    EDIT: I added some details and a few new ones.

    Sudz: was Mark on the forum? Is #3 still intact or has it been neck-swapped?
    Gear:
    Caparison Horus Snow Cloud (DiMarzio D-sonic & Air Norton S)
    Caparison Horus Maple Night (Seymour Duncan Distortion & Hot Rails)
    Caparison Horus-HGS MF07 Oiled Walnut (DiMarzio Evolution & The Chopper)
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    Ah sorry typed that out wrong, Mark made a Snowcloud MF (which is as far as I know the first time anybody swapped necks on a capa) with it,
    and a guy near me owns that now along with CJgrimarks scalloped horus custom.

    As for Mark, If he's still around its VERY rarely on Bmusic. I haven't seen him for a few years though.
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    Now I wonder how many neckswaps there are in total. #2, #3, #6 at least. They're all different individuals based on the grain. I suppose my neck originates from one of these (#6?) - could also be that there's a fourth one.
    Gear:
    Caparison Horus Snow Cloud (DiMarzio D-sonic & Air Norton S)
    Caparison Horus Maple Night (Seymour Duncan Distortion & Hot Rails)
    Caparison Horus-HGS MF07 Oiled Walnut (DiMarzio Evolution & The Chopper)
    Line6 Pod X3 Live
    KRK Rokit RP5 G2

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    There's 3 at most that haven't been neck swapped outside japan. Mark started a trend
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    I'm good friends with Mark. He no longer plays guitar thanks to a hand injury at work that basically prevented him from literally even picking up the guitar anymore. He now lives in San Diego with his wife at the moment. His screen name changed a bit, but he mainly uses mrp5150 use days.

    BTW, keep up the great work. I'd love to see where all of these guitars are at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Code001 View Post
    I'm good friends with Mark. He no longer plays guitar thanks to a hand injury at work that basically prevented him from literally even picking up the guitar anymore. He now lives in San Diego with his wife at the moment. His screen name changed a bit, but he mainly uses mrp5150 use days.

    BTW, keep up the great work. I'd love to see where all of these guitars are at the moment.
    Ah man that sucks, Mark turned me into the capa whore I am today! Glad to hear he's still in touch with people from the old days though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudzmorphus View Post
    There's 3 at most that haven't been neck swapped outside japan. Mark started a trend
    Do you recall anyone from the forum who might have an intact MF07? I can't think of anyone except for the two I mentioned above (they've been somewhat silent for some time too), the guitars are quite dispersed anyhow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Code001 View Post
    I'm good friends with Mark. He no longer plays guitar thanks to a hand injury at work that basically prevented him from literally even picking up the guitar anymore. He now lives in San Diego with his wife at the moment. His screen name changed a bit, but he mainly uses mrp5150 use days.

    BTW, keep up the great work. I'd love to see where all of these guitars are at the moment.
    That sucks to hear. One of my biggest nightmares would be to get injured in a way that it would end this hobby (playing that is, one can still acquire guitars tho...)
    Gear:
    Caparison Horus Snow Cloud (DiMarzio D-sonic & Air Norton S)
    Caparison Horus Maple Night (Seymour Duncan Distortion & Hot Rails)
    Caparison Horus-HGS MF07 Oiled Walnut (DiMarzio Evolution & The Chopper)
    Line6 Pod X3 Live
    KRK Rokit RP5 G2

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    I think Mark turned nearly everyone into a Cap whore. We used to talk about them so much back in the day, and he would always have a new one coming to his place. He was the one that was able to locate all of these super rare Caps, bring them to the States and let everyone try them out. I always wanted one when he was gear whoring, but I never really had the money. I eventually gathered up enough cash, and he sold me his '96 Red Sunset TAT that Pete Joseph from The Absence used to own. I still have that very guitar to this day.

    Speaking of which, Pete used to be a big Cap collector back in the day, and he even owned an old school Jackson Sykes model that Itaru did at one point. I remember Pete and Mark used to trade a lot of gear back and forth.

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