Some things are just better when they're made by hand, and if you're one of the many guitarists who think that way about your instruments, then Caparison guitars are absolutely worth your while. The brand was started in 1995 by former Japan-division Jackson/Charvel designers, and by the time it changed hands in 2011, had earned a solid reputation as one of the up-and-coming luthiers making an impact on the metal scene. Today, Caparison guitars are among the best-made instruments on the market: their design philosophy is based on meticulous attention to detail, and it really shows when you look at the instruments here in this section.There are the little details, of course, like the clock inlays along the frets. But things really get interesting with design elements such as the neck that tapers from "C" to "D" shape, and the use of high-end components like CTS pots, Schaller mega-switches and Switchcraft toggles. They even design their pickups in-house to deliver their characteristic tone. And of course, they have all the bases covered in terms of style. Want 27 frets? Check out Horus series instruments like the Caparison Guitars Horus-M3 MF Electric Guitar, or through-and-through models such as the Caparison Guitars TAT Special Electric Guitar. Are 24 frets more to your liking? Dellinger models like the Caparison Guitars Dellinger Prominence Electric Guitar have you covered there.If you're interested in something a little more exotic, you'll be happy to know that many of Caparison's instruments come in 7-string varieties too, and of course there are signature designs like the Caparison Guitars Apple Horn 8 - Mattias Eklundh Signature 8 String Electric Guitar. Take a look through all the models in the lineup to see what appeals to you (of course, no one could blame you if that's every single one of them). Caparison guitars have already proven their mettle with artists like Phil Campbell, Joel Stroetzel, Dennis Stratton and Michael Romeo - maybe it's time to add your name to that list?