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Anyone seen one of these before?

Post by rmartin04 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:25 am

Straight from MrSparkleDouche

http://cgi.ebay.com/Caparison-Stevie-Sa ... 2a10e15535

I like the finish, don't know about the shape. Seems old mate has a heap of new older caps up on ebay including a PLM1.

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Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Post by guitarsatbmusic » Thu May 26, 2011 9:57 am

I've seen Salas with one. No prizes for guessing why it was never made!
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Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Post by rmartin04 » Thu May 26, 2011 10:46 am

Interesting that Senor Sparkle also joins speculation/grumblings that Caparison is not long for this buisness world.

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Post by guitarsatbmusic » Thu May 26, 2011 12:19 pm

Oh, he's put it out there? I was told the other day Kyowa suspended trading a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what it means for Caparison, but let's hope stuff is salvaged as it's restructured or sold off. Meestursparkle is doing the very un-Japanese thing and revealing it for his personal gain. He and the dealers he dealt with can accept a hand in the demise of Caparison internationally.
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Post by tollund23 » Thu May 26, 2011 2:49 pm

This is a very rare Caparison and now is the time to start collecting as the word on the street AND the internet AND at the authorized dealers in Japan is that Caparison/Kyowashokai are on their way out of business!!
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Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Post by cdm » Thu May 26, 2011 5:26 pm

crazy stuff! but it could proably be the truth... I like caparison guitars a lot, but the new pricing is just insane compared to other brands with their custom shop options.

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Post by Sudzmorphus » Thu May 26, 2011 6:02 pm

cdm wrote:crazy stuff! but it could proably be the truth... I like caparison guitars a lot, but the new pricing is just insane compared to other brands with their custom shop options.

+1

Prices really messed them up, a couple of years ago they were very fairly priced. Now, not so much...

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Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Post by Richie » Thu May 26, 2011 6:37 pm

guitarsatbmusic wrote:Oh, he's put it out there? I was told the other day Kyowa suspended trading a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what it means for Caparison, but let's hope stuff is salvaged as it's restructured or sold off. Meestursparkle is doing the very un-Japanese thing and revealing it for his personal gain. He and the dealers he dealt with can accept a hand in the demise of Caparison internationally.
well from what I recall, he's not Japanese himself but a yank living in Japan.
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Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Post by cdm » Thu May 26, 2011 9:16 pm

Sudzmorphus wrote:
cdm wrote:crazy stuff! but it could proably be the truth... I like caparison guitars a lot, but the new pricing is just insane compared to other brands with their custom shop options.
+1

Prices really messed them up, a couple of years ago they were very fairly priced. Now, not so much...
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Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Post by Sudzmorphus » Thu May 26, 2011 10:50 pm

cdm wrote:
Sudzmorphus wrote:
cdm wrote:crazy stuff! but it could proably be the truth... I like caparison guitars a lot, but the new pricing is just insane compared to other brands with their custom shop options.
+1

Prices really messed them up, a couple of years ago they were very fairly priced. Now, not so much...
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Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Post by Capari-san » Fri May 27, 2011 5:37 am

I think it's a cool guitar. I've played around with a green one with angelus style headstock at the office. If it was a little cheaper, i'd go for it. I like wacky.

I haven't heard anything about business. Japan was in trouble before the tsunami. We'll see what happens.

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Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Post by engage757 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:43 am

yeah, he is an American living in Japan.

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