Caparison’s 7-string TAT-Special 7 FM is a constantly evolving flagship design, tailored to meet the standards of the perfect guitar. Its line has recently been upgraded to feature Jescar stainless steel jumbo frets for a crisper note attack and Australian blackwood body wings combined with a stunning flame maple top for a full, rich note bloom and sustain.
As part of the Through and Through ethos, the TAT Special 7 FM boasts a neck through body construction with a 5-piece maple/walnut neck and matte surface for a consistently comfortable feel throughout its 27 fret range. This combination of woods ensures not only superior sound quality but also stability and reliability.
To complement its exceptional build, the TAT-Special 7 FM features Caparison’s original PH7-bm bridge pickup and PH7-nm neck pickup. Its control setup is practical and straightforward with the Caparison original Rotary Switch Mode allowing for four different pickup combinations, from more vintage leaning to modern sounding results.
Available in three striking finishes – Moonlight, Aqua Burst, and Rose Burst – the TAT-Special 7 FM showcases the beauty of its construction with natural sides and back highlighting the grain of the woods used. This electric guitar is truly a top-tier instrument that any serious musician would love to add to their collection.
Master luthier and head designer, Itaru Kanno notes that Australian Blackwood is perfectly suited to Caparison’s guitar designs, known for its rich and warm tone, with a moderate low-end response, and is said to be suitable for various musical genres. By adopting Australian Blackwood for the TAT-Special FM body, the warm and rich tone of the wood can be enjoyed in addition to the visual beauty of the flame maple grain pattern.
- Model Name: TAT Special 7 FM
- Body Shape: TAT Special
- Body Top Material: Master Grade Flame Maple
- Body Back Material: Australian Blackwood
- Bridge: Schaller Lockmeister® 7
- Head Top Finish: Pro.Black
- Neck Finish: Natural Urethane Matt
- Body Finish: Moonlight, Aqua Burst, Rose Burst
- Hardware: Gotoh Cosmo Black, Schaller Black Chrome
- Neck Joint: Through Neck
- Neck Material: Maple-Walnut-Maple-Walnut-Maple 5-Piece
- Neck Grip: Caparison Regular Grip
- Fingerboard: Ebony with White Binding
- Radius: 350mmR to 400mmR
- Scale Length: 648mm (25 1/2″)
- Nut Width: 49mm
- No. of Frets: 27
- Fret Type: Jumbo, Jescar Stainless Steel
- Nut: Schaller Locking
- Position Inlay: Clock
- Headstock: Devil’s Tail, Binding, “TAT Special” Logo
- Head Angle: 15 Degrees
- Tuners: Gotoh SG381-07 H.A.P.
- Tuning: Standard (EADGBEB)
- Strings: RotoSound R9-7 (.009-.042+.052)
- Neck Pickup: Caparison PH7-nm
- Bridge Pickup: Caparison PH7-bm
- Controls: CTS Master Volume, Schaller 3 Way Lever Switch, 4 Way Rotary Switch.
- Case: Reunion Blue Continental 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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Will there be any customs charges to pay?
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.
Click here for full details of our manufacturer’s warranty
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.