JSM - Joel Stroetzel Signature - Killswitch Engage

  • Caparison JSM - Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage) Signature

    "I have been huge fan and player of Caparison guitars for over a decade now. Throughout the years I have tried many of their various models, and have loved them all! I am pleased to say that the JSM has all of my favorite features from all of the models I have tried, yet it still manages to be very unique within the Caparison family of instruments. The body shape is a cross between the Angelus and TAT models, and features a TAT style neck grip with an Angelus style headstock.

    "I was immediately blown away by the warmth and depth of the JSM. It has a very unique low mid-range that I have never heard in other guitars, which is largely due to Caparison's M3B design combined with very specific bridge to pickup placement. The EMG's provide nice attack and clarity. The sustain is amazing... lead parts sing and chords ring beautifully with excellent note definition. Medium size frets and Hipshot locking tuners help me to play in tune in the low tunings...

    "I truly could not say enough about this guitar! Perfection in every detail. Many, many thanks to my friends at Caparison for making my dream guitar come to life! I hope that anyone who has a chance to play a JSM loves it just as much as I do!"
    Joel Stroetzel


    Both powerful and articulate, solid, reliable and an uncompromising performer. If any guitar emulates the traits of its signature player then the JSM is in a class of its own. Joel’s demands were for a guitar that rocks hard, plays fast and can withstand the rigors of the road, something precise and something stunning. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the Caparison JSM.
  • General
    Model Name: JSM
    Body
    Body Shape: JSM
    Body Material:  
    Top: Select 5A Flame Maple
    Back: Mahogany / Maple / Mahogany
    Bridge: Gotoh GE-103B-T
    Tailpiece: Through Body Stringing
    Neck
    Neck Joint: Set-In
    Neck Material: Hard Maple
    Neck Grip: Caparison TAT
    Fingerboard Material: Ebony With Ivory Binding
    Fingerboard Radius: R350 to R400
    Scale Length: 648mm (25 1/2")
    Nut Width: 42mm
    No. Of Frets: 24
    Fret Type: Medium
    Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ
    Position Inlay: Clock
    Head
    Headstock: Angelus With Ivory Binding
    Head Angle: 15 Degrees
    Machine Heads: Hip Shot Grip Lock Locking
    Electronics
    Pickup:
    Neck Position
    Bridge Position

    EMG-85
    EMG-81
    Controls: Master Volume, Schaller 3-Way Mega Switch, Model T
    Finish
    Head Top: Black (Gloss)
    Neck Finish: Black (Gloss)
    Body Finish: Trans. Black Burst
    Body Top Sides Natural
    Hardware: Hip Shot Black / Gotoh Cosmo Black
    Miscellaneous
    Tuning**: D Standard
    Strings*: RotoSound RH10 (.010-.052)
    Included Accessories
    Case/Gig Bag: Reunion Blues Continental Case
    (CP-RBG1BK)
    MADE IN JAPAN

    Killswitch Engage

    *The strings supplied are not necessarily the same as those used by the artist.
    **The tuning used by the artist is Drop C.