Brocken 8 FX - Discontinued 2016

  • Fans of the avant-garde rejoice! Designed in co-operation with legendary Swedish Maestro Mattias Eklundh, the Brocken 8 FX is testament to Caparison’s renowned approach to functional yet forward thinking design with its streamlined and deceivingly simple specification. Built on the solid foundations of a walnut topped mahogany body with a 5-piece maple / walnut neck (27” scale) and ebony fingerboard, this 8-string behemoth has a remarkable balance to its tonal virtues, with impressive clarity and definition yet no harshness. Add perfect access to all 27 frets and Caparisons impeccable playing comfort and witness how a spectacular 8-string is made, making it the perfect choice for veterans and 8 string novices alike.

    Caparison Brocken 8 FX Body Caparison Brocken 8 FX Heel Caparison Brocken 8 FX Headstock

    The WM composite tonewood body construction.

    The Caparison WM composite tonewood body construction uses a thick walnut top on a mahogany back, resulting in a deep yet remarkably focused bass and low mid response while retaining a full, authoritative voice without making the top end sound shrill or overly pronounced.
    Caparison WM composite tonewood body construction.

    The Schaller Model M, 5 way MegaSwitch offers a versatile array of pickup switching options.
    Caparison Brocken 8 FX Switching Options

  • General
    Model Name: Brocken 8 FX
    Body Shape: AH8
    Body Material:

    Bridge: Hip-Shot 8 String Fixed .175
    Neck Joint: Bolt-On
    Neck Material: 5 piece Maple-Walnut
    Neck Grip: AH8
    Fingerboard Material: Ebony with White Binding
    Fingerboard Radius: R350 to R400
    Scale Length: 658.8mm (27")
    Nut Width: 54mm
    No. Of Frets: 27
    Fret Type: Jumbo
    Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ
    Position Inlay: None
    Headstock: Devil's Tail 8 with White Binding
    Head Angle: 15 Degrees
    Machine Heads: Gotoh SG381-07 MG-T
    Neck Position
    Bridge Position

    DiMarzio PAF 8
    DiMarzio D Activator 8
    Controls: Master Volume
    Schaller Mega Switch Model M (5-Way Lever Switch)
    Head Top: Pro. Black
    Neck Finish: Oil Finish
    Body Finish: Charcoal Black
    Hardware: Hip-Shot Black, Gotoh Cosmo Black
    Tuning 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E, 7LowB, 8LowF#
    Strings: RotoSound .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.074
    Included Accessories
    Case/Gig Bag: AH8 Fitted Hard Case