TAT Special FX
Metal Machine

The TAT Special FX “Metal Machine” was developed with Adam Dutkiewicz, based on the Caparison TAT Special. Featuring a beautifully unique body structure, the Caparison TAT curve top, is an asymmetrical 27-fret design with an arched body top, resulting in a more comfortable, complimentary playing experience beyond the 12th fret. The ingenious evolutionary construction continues with the use of Maple Top/Mahogany Back material for both sides, creating a sound that, due to the oiled-finish, luxury 5 piece Maple Walnut through-neck has lasting strength, stability and unquestionable quality. The TAT Special FX is also fitted with a fixed bridge and through body stringing for unparalleled sustain and clarity, with a tight focused, aggressive voice.

The TAT Special FX “MM” comes with a no nonsense single Fishman Fluence Killswitch Engage Signature pickup in the bridge position, with a single Push-Pull Volume control for Voice-1/Voice-2 switching. Voice 1 begins with the Fishman Modern recipe, but Joel & Adam prefer a tighter bass for more note definition and screaming midrange and harmonics. Voice 2 in the neck produces a crystal clean, fluid voice.

“I am excited to announce the release of my signature guitar with Caparison! It’s a simple beast, but what a beast it is. I’ve had it designed to be a guitar with 2 things in mind, tone, and durability. The neck-through not only keeps it sturdy and stable in changing temperatures (hot clubs, cold back stages, disgusting sweating human), but also makes it one of the loudest guitars I’ve ever played. Especially in tandem with the maple top and string through design. The stainless-steel frets wear so much better than traditional fret wire. The hipshot tuners have a great turn ratio, and hold better than other locking tuners. The Fishman bridge pickup that we’ve developed with them sounds great, and the push pull volume lets you access a more traditional passive-style humbucker sound. I’ve intentionally left out the neck pickup for more wood mass in the guitar. More wood, more resonance, more tone!”Adam Dutkiewicz


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Body & Finish


Model Name:

TAT Special FX “Metal Machine”

Top:Maple (TAT Curve)
Back:Mahogany
Bridge:

Gotoh GE-103B-T,
String Through Body

Head Top:Black
Neck Finish:Oiled
Body Finish:Trans. Spectrum Black
Hardware:HipShot Black,
Gotoh Cosmo Black
 

Neck & Head


Neck Joint:Neck Through
Neck Material:Maple / Walnut 5-Piece
Neck Grip:TAT Special
Fingerboard:Ebony, White Binding
Radius:350mmR to 400mmR
Scale Length:648mm (25 1/2″)
Nut Width:42mm
No. of Frets:27
Fret Type:Small, Stainless Steel
Depth, 1st FretApprox. 21.0mm
Depth, 12th FretApprox. 22.0mm
Nut:Graph Tech Black TUSQ
Position Inlay:Clock
Headstock:Devil’s Tail, TAT Special Logo
Head Angle:15 Degrees
Tuners:Hipshot Grip-Lock Locking
Tuning:D, A, F, C, G, C
Strings:RotoSound RH10 (.010 – .052)

Electronics & Accessories


Bridge Pickup:Fishman Fluence Ceramic Killswitch Engage
Pickup Power:9v Battery
Controls:Master Volume Push-Pull (Voice 2 Control)
Case:Reunion Blues Continental Case