Apple Horn 8

The Caparison Apple Horn 8 is, in our humble opinion, the pinnacle of extreme guitar design. The Walnut and Mahogany tone wood composite body helps to maintain that essential note definition needed when dealing with avant-garde guitar tunings. The highs remain crystal clear with a distinctive bell like midrange and the low notes are tight yet thunderous.

The fast and comfortable hand finished, 5 piece Maple – Walnut neck moulds comfortably into your hand making extended playing a breeze and fatigue free. Add to this the 27 fret True Temperament system on a select Rosewood fingerboard and the exacting harmonics that this guitar produces sing out in perfect intonation.

“I have played the Caparison Apple Horn 8 for a bunch of months by now. Every time I pick it up I am utterly floored and flabbergasted by its playability and enormously rich tone. It’s like a chamber orchestra in one instrument!

“I own and have tried numerous eight string guitars but, never understood the full potential of the instrument until I had “The Beast” in my lap (as my fellow Caparison friends like to call it). The usual thing out there nowadays, it seems, is to get an eight string, turn up the distortion, do a little “djent-djent-djent” on the two lowest strings and make a pseudo evil face to go with it. The Apple Horn 8 has so, so much more to offer. You can play anything. The guitar is so well balanced, both in look and feel.

“I take a humble, sincere Viking bow to my dear buddies at Caparison for making this happen. This is not just another guitar. It will take me a few years to fully understand the nature and the astonishing wide spectrum of the Apple Horn 8. I am looking forward to the ride.”Mattias “IA” Eklundh

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Body & Finish


Model Name:Apple Horn 8
Top:Walnut
Back:Mahogany
Bridge:Floyd Rose 8 String
Head Top:Pro. Black
Neck Finish:Oiled
Body Finish:Charcoal Black
Hardware:Floyd Rose Black,
Gotoh Cosmo Black
 

Neck & Head


Neck Joint:Bolt-On
Neck Material:Maple / Walnut 5-Piece
Neck Grip:Apple Horn 8
Fingerboard:Rosewood, White Binding
Radius:350mmR to 400mmR
Scale Length:685.8mm (27″)
Nut Width:54mm
No. of Frets:27
Fret Type:True Temperament Jumbo
Depth, 1st FretApprox. 21.0mm
Depth, 12th FretApprox. 22.0mm
Nut:Floyd Rose Locking
Position Inlay:None
Headstock:Devil’s Tail, AH8 Logo
Head Angle:15 Degrees
Tuners:Gotoh SG381-07 H.A.P.
Tuning:E, B, G, D, A, E, LowA, LowE
Strings:RotoSound .009/.011/.016/
.024/.032/.042/.054/.065

Electronics & Accessories


Neck Pickup:DiMarzio PAF 8
Bridge Pickup:DiMarzio D Activator 8
Controls:Master Volume with 2-Way
“Push-Push” Pickup Selector
Case:Fitted Hard Case