The Caparison Orbit 7-CZQ, Cazqui (猫曼珠-nekomanju- ex. NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST) signature model was developed over the course of two years. Based on the classic Caparison Orbit model with a through-neck and unique curved top shape, a 7-string design was adapted to embody the various design ideals of the Japanese guitarist.
We designed a unique pickguard with Cazqui, a gold mirrored pickguard, to compliment the white body and gold hardware, finished to reflect his aesthetic tastes. The maple fingerboard produces precise, articulate notes with good bite and a tight low end. Adorned with Black Clock inlays, black fingerboard and headstock binding, it makes the distinctive appearance stand out even further.
In order to ensure maximum tuning stability, which is required for Cazqui’s intense stage performances, the neck is strengthened by embedding twin titanium bars within the 5-piece Maple & Walnut through-neck structure. It is also fitted with a top-quality Schaller LockMeister 7-string Tremolo bridge, ensuring ultimate reliability.
The Orbit 7-CZQ comes loaded with a set of Fishman 7-String Modern Humbucker Alnico / Ceramic active pickups. Controlled with a Push-Pull volume pot, Switchcraft 3-way toggle pickup selector and a “Kill Switch”, which is indispensable for his playing style. Pulling up the volume pot switches to Fishman’s “Voice 2” sound, which emulates a passive tone. This guitar also features a Fishman USB rechargeable battery pack so there is no need to replace a battery. At Cazqui’s request, the Jack Plate is a flat type. (The use of an L type plug is recommended.)
Cazqui has built his entire career with the Caparison Dellinger 7 series. “With my Caparison Dellinger 7, I have overcome all adversities both in Japan and abroad. Based on nearly 10 years of personal experience, I regularly met with Caparison’s designer, Mr. Itaru Kanno. My Caparison guitars always withstand the most aggressive live performances and I am continually impressed with how the guitar’s original tone is never impaired by any harsh playing environment. The performance precision is extreme, with a practical design and specification. For 2019, when the splendour of the rock guitar scene was about to be lost, we have created a “perfect balance” of a sharp and gorgeous design while embodying a soul that still shines. I am sincerely proud that I could channel my life as a guitarist and put my name to the Orbit 7-CZQ model, projecting the most advanced technology boasted by the prestigious brand that is Caparison Guitars.”– Cazqui
SpecificationModel Name: Orbit7-CZQ
Body Shape: Orbit7 with Acrylic Mirror Gold pickguard
Body Material: Mahogany
Bridge: Schaller Tremolo LockMeister™ 7-strings
Head Top: White
Neck Finish: White
Body Finish: White
Hardware: Schaller Gold, Gotoh Gold
Neck Joint: Neck-Through (Slant Heel)
Neck Material: Maple / Walnut 5-Piece with Twin Titanium Support Rods
Neck Grip: Caparison 7st Regular Grip
Fingerboard: Maple, Black Binding
Radius: 350mmR to 400mmR
Scale Length: 648mm (25 1/2″)
Nut Width: 49mm
No. of Frets: 24
Fret Type: Jumbo
Neck Depth, 1st Fret: Approx. 21.0mm
Neck Depth, 12th Fret: Approx. 22.0mm
Nut: Schaller Locking
Position Inlay: Black Clock
Headstock: Devil’s Tail 7, Black Binding, Orbit Logo
Head Angle: 15 Degrees
Tuners: Gotoh SG381-07 H.A.P.
Tuning: (DropA) (1E/ 2B/3 G/ 4D/ 5A/ 6E/ 7DownA)
Strings: RotoSound (.009/ .011/ .016/ .024/ .032/ .042/ .064)
Neck Pickup: Fishman7-String Modern Humbucker Alnico
Bridge Pickup: Fishman 7-String Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Pickup Power: Fishman Rechargeable Battery Pack
Controls: Master Volume Push-Pull (Voice 2 Control), Switchcraft 3-Way Toggle, Kill Switch
Case: Fitted Hard Case
Designed by Caparison Guitars in Japan
MADE IN JAPAN
FAQ & Terms
When can I expect to receive my guitar order?
Guitars will ship from our warehouse in Japan via DHL Express within 3 working days of the receipt of your order payment. The delivery time is typically 3-to-5 working days from the time of shipment. The shipping charges are included in the price of the guitar. A tracking number will be issued once the order is processed and ready to ship.
What is included with the guitars?
All Caparison guitars come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by our lead designer upon passing final inspection, a Caparison Owner’s Manual, and necessary tools to adjust the bridge hardware.
Most models include a Caparison Branded Reunion Blues Continental Case. Some extended range models, such as the Orbit and Apple Horn 8 come with a fitted Caparison hard case.
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Will there be any customs charges to pay?
Guitars ordered through our website are shipped by air from our warehouse in Japan with a DHL Express DDP service (Delivery Duty Paid). Customs import duty, fees and sales taxes are factored into the purchase price and pre-paid by us, there will be no additional cost to the buyer when the guitar arrives.
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Guitars ordered through our website are shipped by air from our warehouse in Japan with DHL Express, there may be customs import duty and sales tax to pay on import. These are the responsibility of the buyer. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Is my guitar covered by a warranty?
All Caparison guitars are covered by a full 12-month manufacturer’s warranty. In the unlikely event of a manufacturing fault with any instrument purchased within the 12-month time of purchase, please contact us directly to resolve the issue in a timely fashion.
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Can I return my guitar?
We have a 14-day return policy for our production guitars, as long as it is returned in all of the original packaging and in the condition it was received (i.e. no wear and tear or obvious signs of use). [wccr_country countries=”US,CA”] There is a US$ 375 restocking fee to cover the return shipping and re-inspection. [/wccr_country]
Please note that our 14-day return policy only applies to production guitars purchased through our website. Shipments that are returned to us as undeliverable will be refunded minus our shipping costs and any associated fees or can be redelivered subject to a redelivery fee.
Can I see a photo of my guitar before I buy?
Unfortunately, we do not have each guitar photographed. Some hand painted finishes and figured wood tops can vary from the sample photos seen on our website.