When researching a new body construction for the evolution of the Caparison Angelus-HGS (Heavy Gauge Strings) our main goal was to add a rich sustain characteristic to the low tone and heavy sound of the existing model. After experimenting with different concepts we determined that ‘M3B Construction’ was the answer.
About M3B Construction
The Caparison M3B construction consists of a central Maple section sandwiched between two Mahogany sides with a 2-Piece Maple top. This composite construction results in an increase in weight. To compensate the overall body depth has been reduced by 3mm. The M3B body construction is designed to give maximum sustain.
Although the Caparison Angelus-M3B is considered an evolution of the Angelus-HGS, unlike the Angelus-HGS the bridge and bridge pickup position has not been modified specifically for heavy gauge string use / alternative tuning and is factory setup with .009-.042 gauge strings. Despite this, the Angelus-M3B can still accommodate heavy gauge strings / alternative tuning, making it more accessible for the versatile player.
The Angelus-M3B features Caparison's own design high output PH-F and PH-R pickups* controlled by a simple 3-Way selector switch and single master volume control configuration.
*Alternative factory fitted EMG pickups available. For further information please click here.