Joel Stroetzel is probably best known for being one of the forming members of the American metalcore band Killswitch Engage. Before Killswitch Engage he studied briefly at Berkley College of Music and he also played in Aftershock. Joel has an arsenal of Caparison guitars, a Dellinger, a TAT and an Angelus but the main guitar at the moment is a custom built Angelus/TAT Model.
"... I have been playing Caparison guitars for nearly a decade now, and I really can't say enough about them. They are extremely well designed and crafted instruments, and the playability and tone are superb. It has been a true honor for me to work with Itaru Kanno on the new JSM model Caparison. The idea was to create a guitar with an overall classic look and feel, but with a modern edge... I feel that Caparison has achieved just that! I couldn't be happier! I'm sure that anyone who has the opportunity to try this model will be as excited as I am!"