JSM [Joel Stroetzel]

  • Joel presented us with a body shape concept that was a fusion of the TAT and Angelus models, the end result is a body shape that is unique to the JSM.

    The Caparison JSM features our M3B composite construction. Incidentally it was during the experimental prototype stage of Joel's guitar that we realised the potential of the M3B design and decided to introduce a new regular series model to feature it; the Angelus-M3B.

    The headstock design of the JSM is the same as an Angelus but the neck has the profile of a TAT model. Through body stringing has been incorporated to cope with down tuning and heavier gauge strings. The tailpiece has also been very finely adjusted for the tension of each individual string and the bridge pickup position has also been adjusted to produce a richer sound. Hipshot locking tuners and a Graph Tech Black TUSQ nut are included for their tuning stability in harsh stage environments.

    Joel’s autograph is discretely printed on the control panel back plate.

  • General
    Model Name: JSM
    Body Shape: JSM
    Body Material:  
    Top: Select 5A Flame Maple
    Back: Mahogany / Maple / Mahogany
    Bridge: Gotoh GE-103B-T
    Tailpiece: Through Body Stringing
    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
    Headstock: Angelus With Ivory Binding
    Head Angle: 15 Degrees
    Machine Heads: Hip Shot Grip Lock Locking
    Neck Position
    Bridge Position

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

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