Artists

Phil Campbell

Phil Campbell

Motörhead

"My Caparison is one of the easiest guitars I've ever played and the sound is out of this world."
Joel Stroetzel

Joel Stroetzel

Killswitch Engage

"... I have been playing Caparison guitars for nearly a decade now, and I really can't say enough about them. They are extremely well designed and crafted instruments, and the playability and tone are superb."

Jona Weinhofen

Jona Weinhofen

I Killed The Prom Queen / Ex- Bleeding Through / Ex- Bring Me The Horizon

"I bought my first Caparison Dellinger in 2004 and immediately fell in love. I have since used the TAT, Dellinger, Horus and Angelus models and I can honestly say i'll never need to play any other type of guitar again.”

Mattias

Mattias "IA" Eklundh

Freak Kitchen

"Ever since my first acquaintance with Caparison, some sixteen years ago, there has been no other guitar for me. I adore my Apple Horn models and need nothing else. The tone, the immediate response to any freaky idea and playing I may come up with is superior to anything out there. Top notch instruments to say the least"

Michael J. Romeo

Michael J. Romeo

Symphony X

Michael James Romeo is an American guitarist and a founding member of the progressive metal group "Symphony X". Romeo plays a custom Dellinger model; Caparison Dellinger-MJR.

ACE

ACE

Face to Ace

Ace Shimizu is the former guitarist of Japanese heavy metal band SEIKIMA-II. After their disbandment in 1999, Ace created his solo group "Face to Ace" in 2001.

James Murphy

James Murphy

Testament / Obituary / Disincarnate

James Murphy is best known for his legendary guitar work with metal bands Obituary and Testament.
Mantas

Mantas

M:Pire of Evil / Ex-Venom

"You know when you pick up a guitar and feel like you have played it forever...well that's a Caparison!...
My C2 Series Angelus is now the mainstay of my touring and recording armoury, quite simply put...it's awesome!"
Matthew Wicklund

Matthew Wicklund

Ghost Ship Octavius / God Forbid

"Caparison Guitars are truly inspiring works of art. Their design, sound and playability are second to none."


Stevie Salas

Stevie Salas

Stevie Salas is an Native American guitarist. He has worked with many artists including Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Rod Stewart, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Terrence Trent Darby, Was (Not Was) and many others as a studio musician, and producer.

 Tino Troy

Tino Troy

Praying Mantis

"Praying Mantis have used Caparison Guitars since the birth of the company. The two customs built for me are true works of art and amongst the finest instruments I've ever played. They never cease to get the Wow factor!"
Aaron Joos

Aaron Joos

Wildstreet / Empyreon / Awaken The Shadow

“Every detail that goes into these instruments is flawless. Ease of play, versatility of tone, huge resonance, stunning designs: everything is there. Caparison and Itaru are not only crafting world class guitars, they are creating works of art.”
Andhe Chandler

Andhe Chandler

Ex- Mors Principium Est

"After first seeing the Caparison headstock in a Soilwork video over 10 years ago, I've been fascinated with these guitars. Caparison builds the finest guitars I've ever touched, period. Outstanding craftsmanship, playability and sound, these are pure works of art. After years of searching, I have finally found the perfect instrument."

Andrew Latimer

Andrew Latimer

Camel

Andrew Latimer is an English musician and one of the original members of the influential progressive rock band Camel. Mainly known as a guitarist and singer, Andrew is also an accomplished flautist and keyboardist
Andy Rosser-Davies

Andy Rosser-Davies

Onslaught

"I’ve been playing Caparison guitars for a number of years, using them in every corner of the world. For sound, reliability and build quality they’re second to none."
Ben Taylor Dingwall

Ben Taylor Dingwall

TRC

"After a show that TRC played with Bring Me The Horizon, I asked Jona about his guitar because I had never seen anything like it before. I went away from there knowing that I had to own one..."
Camden Cruz

Camden Cruz

Seven Kingdoms

"Caparison Guitars was a guitar brand I've always had my eye on. So, when I got the chance to join forces with them, it was an obvious choice. I have always played V style guitars and the Caparison Orbit is unequaled in it's craftsmanship and play-ability. The only thing better than a single Caparison Orbit, is more Caparison Orbits!!!"
ChaCha Maru

ChaCha Maru

Gackt Job / Vienna

Yukihiro “Chachamaru” Fujimura is a Japanese guitarist and singer. Although he is a very technical guitarist he is mostly famous for his controlled, melodic style of playing.

 

 

 

Chris Naughton

Chris Naughton

Winterfylleth

"I use Caparison Guitars because they care as much about what goes into the crafting of their instruments as I do about what goes into the music we make... There is no point doing your best to write a great song or a great album and then playing it through a sub-standard piece of kit. If you strive for the best, you may as well use the best!"
Chris Rörland

Chris Rörland

Sabaton / Nocturnal Rites

"Caparison Guitars offers the best options for me as a guitar player. When I first got the chance to play it my mind was blown away! The brilliant craftsmanship makes the tone resonate through the whole guitar... High quality and best sounding guitars I've ever played!!"

Chris Troy

Chris Troy

Praying Mantis

"Praying Mantis  have played countless shows throughout the world over the last year and its true to say the bass is so dependable and trustworthy. Its a solid piece of quality workmanship with a great tight low end spectrum"
Christer Örtefors

Christer Örtefors

Freak Kitchen

"I use Caparison basses because they are a really fine handcrafted instrument. I like the thick powerful yet distinct sound which suits Freak Kitchen and compliments Mattias’s guitar sound perfectly. I also like the neck which is easy to play and feels great for my hand..."
Dennis Stratton

Dennis Stratton

Ex - Iron Maiden, Lionheart, Praying Mantis

Dennis Stratton is best known for his inspired guitar performance on Iron Maidens classic debut album.
Fredrik Mannberg

Fredrik Mannberg

Nocturnal Rites

"My Caparison Angelus and Horus guitars have been my weapons for creating music for a very long time, Solid, beautiful and loud".

GACKT

GACKT

Gackt Camui is a Japanese singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and author. He has released fourteen albums and thirty-nine singles as a solo musician, and as of July 18, 2011 holds the male soloist record of most top 10 singles in Japan music history..
Hiro

Hiro

Metal Safari

"The reason I use Caparison Guitars is that I can get their original deep sound that people can’t imagine that it is from a V guitar, and a durable neck that can survive hard touring and the stability of tuning. I love the one of a kind look of my Orbit guitar."

Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

Onslaught

"When I first picked up and played a Dellinger-Bass it completely blew me away. The power and focus of the instrument was almost unreal and I knew right then that I'd found my 'brand'. Caparison make the finest instruments in the world...simple as that!"

Juan Croucier

Juan Croucier

Ratt / Dirty Rats / Hard Rock All-Stars

"The Caparison Dellinger Bass is a fine instrument. Built to exacting standards as only a company like Caparison can do. The attention to detail is excellent and the quality of the materials used is second to none."
Kevin Cameron

Kevin Cameron

I Killed The Prom Queen

"The care to detail in these instruments is second to none and noticeable from the first time you pick one up, making them perfect for any environment where quality is paramount"

Kevin Verlay

Kevin Verlay

Mors Principium Est

"I was on a quest for my perfect instrument for some years, and since I put my hands on my first Caparison guitars on tour in Japan two years ago, I knew I'd end up with this with one, I've never been so much satisfied. The quality is phenomenal, it just gives everything a guitarist could ever ask for."
Kosta Papazoglou

Kosta Papazoglou

Eyefear

"For long I had been searching for a guitar that I would instantly connect with until I played my first Caparison back in 2004. The craftmanship and playabilty of these instruments is second to none and the Devils Tail headstock is simpy Horns Up!"
Marcus Jidell

Marcus Jidell

Avatarium / Ex- Evergrey

"With Caparison I finally found a guitar that gives me both the modern edgy metal sound AND the warm old school bluesy tone that I always wanted" 
Matt Perrin

Matt Perrin

Threat Signal

"I've been a fan of Caparison guitars for quite a few years. When I finally got to try one out for the first time, it exceeded all of my expectations. The quality was absolutely mind blowing and the tone was extremely clear. I can proudly say that thanks to Caparison, I have finally found my dream guitar."
Michael LePond

Michael LePond

Symphony X

"Caparison basses give me a round, warm tone that can punch you in the face for the heavy stuff, and yet still deliver crystal clear definition for the melodic stuff. This bass was made with a lot of love and it shows."

Nils Eriksson

Nils Eriksson

Nocturnal Rites

Nils Eriksson plays bass in the Swedish metal band “Nocturnal Rites”. He has been in the band since the beginning and can be heard rocking out on all of their albums.

 

Olof Mörck

Olof Mörck

Amaranthe / Nightrage / Dragonland

"I am on my eighth year now working with Caparison guitars, and I have never looked back. The guitars are all masterfully constructed and the playing qualities all top notch, that should satisfy even the most picky musician!"
Ryu

Ryu

Blood Stain Child

"私はCaparisonを使い始めて5年ぐらいになりますが、これほどこちらが要求する全てが揃っているギターは他にはないと思います。サウンド、ルックス、弾きやすさどれをとっても最高です。今は"Orbit"と"Dellinger custom"モデルを使っています。ヘヴィなだけでなくオールラウンドに使用できますし、どのモデルもハイエンドです。全てのモデルが欲しくなります!"
Tony O'Hora

Tony O'Hora

The Sweet

"I first discovered Caparison Guitars in Japan in 1998 and was blown away at the quality of the craftsmanship. Now that I am playing guitar with Sweet I knew exactly the instrument I needed and turned immediately to Caparison. They play better than any other guitar - straight from the factory - period."
Ville Friman

Ville Friman

Insomnium

"I received my Caparison and instantly fell in love with it. I've always liked the heavy tone... but also valued the playability of modern guitar models. With Caparison you get the best of the both... It’s got the fat tone I love with added modern touch. The quality and finishing are just superb and it really has been an honour to work with all the good people at Caparison."
YOU

YOU

YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz

YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz Formed with a mission in March 2010; "To create more "manly men" in Japan! Change herbivore boys to carnivorous men!" and started performing live to show how it is done...