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    NGD: Caparison CA mod

    Hello there,
    I got a Caparison CA in black from Japan last december but sadly, the guitar arrived pretty bad damaged at my home: she moved inside the case and the pots damaged the finish and got thru the control cavity - no damage to the headstock and neck luckily.
    You can see (part) of the damage here:

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    and just to add a bit more of drama to the story, after a couple of minutes of playing, the volume pot fell inside the volume cavity... you can imagine how happy I was with this.
    The guitar was pretty good however: the neck was very good, I liked the guitar tone a lot and I got refunded by the japanese posts (excellent service as always) a couple of months later, around the end of March... but what to do with this broken piece of shit?
    Selling it - nope, I could get only one third or less of what I payed in the first place, plus I like the neck a lot... so what about adding a cool THICK maple top to it?
    Well, this is the result:

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    The guitar feels like the old CA model but a bit brighter, and I love it ; I had to remove the Amott signature from the headstock and AE inlay from the fretboard.
    The guy who did the job is a talented luthier from Italy, you can check his work here:http://www.sicguitars.com/#0

    The whole body is a bit thicker than the original CA, so he had to recess the floyd a bit, I think something around 2mm, the back of the body is what remains of the original CA body.
    Enjoy it !

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    dayuuuum!
    that's perfect man
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    Wow, that's fantastic. A bad situation turned into a very unique Caparison.

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    Oh wow that is beautiful! Very nice. Well recitified
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    Very good job. Looks great!
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    Wow! Fantastic work mate!

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    Man, I'm completely jealous. That is one bad ass guitar you have there.

  8. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by CircuitalPlacidity View Post
    Man, I'm completely jealous. That is one bad ass guitar you have there.
    Jh, now i understood. Thank you

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