Call me Ishmael, another white whale guitar comes home

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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

    iTrader: 0

    Call me Ishmael, another white whale guitar comes home

    After much searching and patient waiting I found one. It was worth the wait.

    Another familiar case. That's 3 of them now bearing the same gold stenciled logo.

    It's even better inside. 1996 Caparison TAT II in Red Sunset applied by the man himself Itaru. Everything about this guitar just feels and sounds right. Classic meaty Caparison neck, pitch black ebony board and fine attention to detail. It's also by far the most resonant guitar I own acoustically. Strike a note and it's loud unplugged.

    The neck joint is nice and comfortable too, through neck maple with alder wings is a winning combination. Also the previous owner added a fat brass block to the Schaller which does make a difference from what I'm hearing.

    The gentle curve in the top is a winner for me. Not as pronounced as a Horizon so it's a little more comfortable. The pickups are some hand made jobby from a dude that runs Reuben's Guitar Repairs in Cairns and they sound killer. The neck is pure PAF and the bridge has a nice bite to it and wound the way I like it, a little brighter and not very hot.

    And of course a family shot of my trio.

    "I'm afraid of new guitars. They're too shiny, I can't play them or take them anywhere. They might get damaged!"

    Studio6 Photography

  2. #2

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

    iTrader: 9 (100%)

    Sweet ride you got there 6
    Learn to be quick anyone can be slow

    Do you look at the toilet paper after you wipe?

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Wirelessly posted

    Absolutely love it dude. The TATII's are some of my favorite Caparisons.

    Great score.

  4. #4

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

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    ^ probably sarcasm.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: Earth
    ME: Electric
    MA: Wooden
    MB: Trout
    Rig: EVH

    iTrader: 0

    Very nice, and I didn't know the tops curved like that, cool!
    Vag Jackson, Man Of Action

  6. #6

    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: St.L
    MA: Alvarez FDT243C
    MB: Spector Euro4LXStarr
    Rig: 6505+ / SVT-II Pro

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    well that belongs in the 80's as fuck thread :thumbsup:

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Kitchen/Laundry Room
    ME: Ironing Board
    MA: Laundry Mangle
    MB: Cascade Dish Detergent
    Rig: Washing Machine

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Nice collection.

    Needs more 'patchwork leather sheets' glamour shots.
    Argbadh - RHLCİ

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