Caparison introduce the JSM – the long awaited signature model of Joel Stroetzel, of Killswitch Engage. The headstock design of the JSM is the same as an Caparison Angelus but the neck has the profile of a TAT model. Through-body stringing has been incorporated to cope with down tuning and heavier gauge strings. The tailpiece has also been very finely adjusted for the tension of each individual string and the bridge pickup position has also been adjusted to produce a richer sound. Hipshot locking tuners and a Graph Tech Black TUSQ nut are included for their tuning stability in harsh stage environments.

Caparison JSM Joel Stroetzel

Joel presented Caparison with a body shape concept that was a fusion of the TAT and Angelus models, the end result is a body shape that is unique to the JSM.

Caparison JSM Joel Stroetzel features:

  • Body top: Flame Maple
  • Body back: Mahogany / Maple / Mahogany
  • Bridge: Gotoh GE-103B-T
  • Tailpiece: Through Body Stringing
  • Neck Joint: Set-In
  • Neck Material: Hard Maple
  • Neck Grip: Caparison TAT
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony With Ivory Binding
  • Fingerboard Radius: R350 to R400
  • Scale Length: 648mm (25 1/2″)
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • No. Of Frets: 24
  • Fret Type: Medium
  • Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ
  • Position Inlay: Clock
  • Headstock: Angelus With Ivory Binding
  • Head Angle: 15 Degrees
  • Machine Heads: Hip Shot Grip Lock Locking
  • Pickup Neck Position: EMG-85
  • Pickup Bridge Position: EMG-81
  • Controls: Master Volume, 3-Way Lever Switch
  • Body Finish: Trans. Black Burst
  • Hardware: Hip Shot Black / Gotoh Cosmo Black

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