Horus-HGS - Discontinued 2012

  • The Caparison Horus-HGS was originally produced at the request of an endorsee. Following a year of research and development the Horus-HGS specification was finalised. One of the issues we encountered was the unique and small body shape of the original Horus, along with the 628mm scale length was not advantageous for a heavy gauge string setup. After experimenting with different options we established that by utilising Walnut for the body material the issue was resolved.

    About The HGS (Heavy Gauge Strings) System:

    The Caparison HGS system is designed for guitarists that utilise a lower tuning than standard. The bridge position is mounted 3mm further down the body and the pickups moved accordingly. The result is that the string tension is correct without the need to alter the neck length and hence force the player to adjust their playing technique.

    The Horus-HGS pickup configuration consists of a Caparison Design SH-27F and Caparison Design PH-R, both chosen for their performance with ‘B’ tuning. The latest version of the Horus-HGS incorporates a dedicated 3-Way toggle switch pickup selector introducing a third pickup selection option.

  • General
    Model Name: Horus-HGS
    Body
    Body Shape: Horus
    Body Material: Walnut
    Bridge: Schaller S-FRT II
    Neck
    Neck Joint: Bolt-On
    Neck Material: Hard Maple
    Neck Grip: Caparison
    Fingerboard Material: Ebony With Ivory Binding
    Maple With Ivory Binding
    Scale Length: 631mm (24 21/25")
    Nut Width: 42mm
    No. Of Frets: 27
    Fret Type: Jumbo
    Nut: Schaller R2 Locking Nut
    Position Inlay: Clock
    Head
    Headstock: Devil's Tail With Silver Horus Inlay, Ivory Binding
    Head Angle: 15 Degrees
    Machine Heads: Gotoh SG381-07 H.A.P.
    Electronics
    Pickup:
    Neck Position
    Bridge Position

    Caparison SH-27F
    Caparison PH-R
    Controls: Master Volume (CTS)
    3-Way Toggle Switch
    Finish
    Head Top: Pro. Black
    Neck Finish: Oil
    Body Finish: Oiled Walnut
    Pro. Black
    Hardware: Schaller Black, Gotoh Cosmo Black
    Miscellaneous
    Tuning: B (B-F#-D-A-E-B)
    Strings: .010-.052
    Included Accessories
    Case/Gig Bag: Hard Case (CAG-1)




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