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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jun 2014
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    ME: Caparisons
    MA: Takamine PTU220 Custom
    MB: Ibanez ATK300
    Rig: Bogner Ecstasy 101A/B

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    NGD Caparison no2, Dellinger SE HGS, pic heavy

    I was so smitten with my Angelus and always wanted a Dellinger so the moment one popped up on Ebay, I jumped on it. It's a 2005 Dellinger SE HGS and was in remarkably good condition even so far as not having any chips out of the headstock tip. Mahogany body, maple neck and the thickest, BLACKEST piece of ebony I have seen this side of a 50s Martin. The bridge pickup has been replaced at some point with an Evo 2 which is a pretty sweet pickup although I'm still getting used to it. The neck and middle Caparison pickups are incredibly bright, like a 60s style strat.

    Despite it's layout and the fact it looks like a shredders guitar, the neck is meaty. Starts at a U profile at the headstock and contouring to a nice round c around the 7th fret. It's definitely no Wizard, it's got a Les Paul thickness to it which I love. Plenty to grab onto which is the way I prefer it. Also, that ebony. I have never seen a nicer piece on a regular production guitar, incredibly tight grain and it's an incredibly thick piece. The attention to detail is top notch, even little things like the trem plate and control cover being made from aluminum and the huge limunlay dots.

    That's it for me and buying guitars for a long while, I'm going to clear out the majority and just hold onto a select few.

    One of the joys of having a macro lens (Canon 100mm 2.8 USM for my photo nerds) is being able to capture the fine detail of quality woods. Unfortunately this wood has tiny pores so the toan isn't completely fat.

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  2. #2

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Edmonton
    ME: Kramer Proaxe
    MB: Ibanez SR605
    Rig: Mark V/5153

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    Looks killer V6.
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  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2012
    Location: wickford
    ME: RG 1550
    MA: ROFL
    MB: Dafuq?!
    Rig: Mesa Mark IV, Recto 2x12

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    That headstock though nice score bud. I've always wanted to try a dellinger, but I've never even seen a caparison in person before in the UK.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: IL
    ME: JS2000/Warmoth
    MA: Seagull S6
    MB: Ibanez SRC6
    Rig: Mesa ROV25+V:25+Mesa Cab

    iTrader: 0

    Nice guitar! I'd miss the clocks though. For me, the clocks are like PRS birds.
    Disclaimer: I work ultra part-time for a local music gear dealer

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Dingwall Afterburner 5
    Rig: Mesa Roadster, Recto 4x12

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    Forget the guitar - gorgeous cab!
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  6. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Herndon, VA
    ME: Jackson Soloist
    Rig: Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Very nice! I had a Dellinger 7 a few years ago, and I sort of wish I'd given it more of a chance.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Location: Chicago, Il
    ME: Strat
    Rig: MKV25, Port City OS Wave

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Fuck, man. Killer snag.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Just outside Boston
    ME: Jackson DXMG
    MA: ibanez
    Rig: Jam Up/Bias

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    looks loike a fine axe \m/

    only thing i would personally change is the chrome hardware. Black only.
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