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Caparison TAT Special FM Guitar, Trans Blueberry Matt, Ebony Fretboard, Flame Maple Top
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Caparison TAT Special FM Guitar, Trans Blueberry Matt, Ebony Fretboard, Flame Maple Top

Condition: New

SKU: CAPA-TAT-SFM-TBBM

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Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to offer up Caparison Guitars as part of our stable of high-end guitars.

Handmade in Japan, you can really feel the attention to detail in every aspect of this gorgeous instrument. It's simple and understated, yet it is sure to grab the attention of bandmates and audience members alike. The feel is simply extraordinary on this guitar and, of course, the tone is nothing short of incendiary and searing hot. 

The Caparison pickups are hot and aggressive, but the 4-way rotary switch lets you mellow them out a bit and get an array of different sounds. While the guitar is certainly meant to shred and designed to have an aggressive and in-your-face sound, it's great that you're able to dial it back a bit or simply change the character of the tone with the rotary switch.

Every detail of this guitar is exquisite, from the electronics to the craftsmanship. The action is freakishly low right out of the box, the trem has spot-on intonation, and the neck feels exquisite. This is a serious axe to add to any shredder's arsenal.

Manufacturer's Description

The pinnacle of Caparison design are the now-legendary TAT Special. It’s foundations were laid in 1995 with a 24-fret sample model and since then it’s continued to flourish and evolve into the technically sophisticated, elite instrument it is today. Its 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 Flame Maple Top/Mahogany Back material for both sides, creating the lasting sustain of a sound that, due to its luxury 5 piece Maple Walnut through-neck has lasting strength, stability and unquestionable quality.

The PH-R bridge pickup is a fundamental characteristic of a TAT-Special that’s combined with the Caparison “SH-27F” neck pick-up, obtaining an amazing clarity of sound that can be perfectly governed by Caparison’s unique Rotary Switch Mode. Simple and practical, this pickup selector is an option that gives you a rich supply of tones that makes this guitar as versatile as it is beautiful.

The 3-way pickup selector switch activates rotary switch mode when in the center position. The 4-way rotary switch can then be used to change the pickup output.

Specifications

BODY

  • Model: TAT Special FM
  • Color: Blueberry Matt
  • Top: 6A Flame Maple
  • Back: Mahogany

NECK

  • Construction: Neck Through
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: 5-Piece Maple / Walnut
  • Neck Finish: Urethane (satin)
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Fretboard Radius: Compound 13.78" - 15.75"
  • Inlays: Clocks
  • Frets: 27, Jumbo, Nickel Silver
  • Width @ Nut: 42mm (1.65")
  • Depth @ 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Depth @ 12th Fret: 22mm
  • Nut Material: Schaller R2 Locking
  • Fretboard and Headstock Binding: White
  • Headstock: Devil's Tail, TAT-Special Logo, Black

ELECTRONICS

  • Pickups: Caparison SH-27F (neck) and PH-R (bridge)
  • Controls: CTS Master Volume, 4-Way Rotary Switch
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Schaller Mega Switch

HARDWARE

  • Bridge: Schaller S-FRT II (locking floyd-style)
  • Tuners: Gotoh SG381-07 H.A.P.
  • Hardware Finish: Black

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Strings: RotoSound R9 (.009 - .042)
  • Case: Reunion Blues Continental Caparison Gig Bag
  • Serial #: 3330319
  • Instrument Weight: 7.9 lbs.
  • Hand Crafted in Japan

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Caparison. This TAT Special FM is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Our Mission

Our team of musicians fuses the spirit of the local guitar shop with the convenience of the web by creating a reliable and worry-free buying experience.

At Music Store Live, our goal is to revolutionize the way gear is bought online. It’s not just about videos and know how; it’s about the person on the other end of the line. Whether you are in Tokyo or Toledo, we invite you to experience the reality of a living online music store and help us shape the best buying experience possible. As you'll see in the video below, we're musicians just like you. We strive to offer the best gear, the best online experience, and the best personalized service in the industry. We invite you to get to know our team, and we would love the opportunity to get to know you too!

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At MusicStoreLive.com we are proud to offer free return shipping and a 30-day return policy in the 48 contiguous states on all new* items over $30. It's all part of our mission to bring the guitar shop to your living room. This policy allows you to get your gear hassle-free and try it with your own rig to be sure that it truly fits with your playing style and sound. If it doesn't work the way you had hoped we'll send you a prepaid return label and work up an exchange or issue you a refund once we get the item back in the same condition it was purchased. It's that simple.

Please allow 2-4 business days from the receiving date for returns to be processed.
  • Your order must ship to the billing address associated with your credit card, PayPal, or other method of payment (unless an alternate shipping address has been approved by an MSL Gear Specialist).
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  • All returns are subject to a Tech Check upon arrival. Any instrument that is returned with damage, wear and tear (including pick marks), missing or replaced parts, missing protective or packing materials are not eligible for a full refund.
  • *Used / Open Box/ Vintage / Clearance items carry our same return policy, except with a 3­ day return window.
  • Orders shipped within California will be subject to 7.25% state sales tax.

In most cases we ship same day if your order is placed by 12 p.m. EST Monday thru Friday!

Return Policy Details
Is your instrument just not doing it for you? We understand and we absolutely want you to be thrilled with any gear that you buy from MusicStoreLive.com. If you're not happy with your order, you can return it to us at no charge within 30 days of delivery.

  • Customers outside the continental USA must pay their own return shipping and are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees.
  • The return policy does not apply to custom orders or modifications (pickup installs, etc)
  • Contact MSL at info@musicstorelive.com or (866) 256-5725 to begin the return process. You can request a refund, store credit, or exchange.
  • We'll provide you a return label via email.
  • Ship the item back to us in its original packaging using the provided return label.
  • Customer is responsible for returning the item to Music Store Live in its original condition.
  • A refund or exchange will be issued within 3 business days from our receipt of the returned item.
  • All returns will go through a technical inspection and are subject to a restocking fee if the item is not returned in its original condition. Restocking fee to be determined by MSL.

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