Joel presented us 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.
The Caparison JSM features our M3B composite construction. Incidentally it was during the experimental prototype stage of Joel's guitar that we realised the potential of the M3B design and decided to introduce a new regular series model to feature it; the Angelus-M3B.
The headstock design of the JSM is the same as an 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.
Joel’s autograph is discretely printed on the control panel back plate.
JSM [Joel Stroetzel]
General Model Name: JSM Body Body Shape: JSM Body Material: Top: Flame Maple Back: Mahogany / Maple / Mahogany Bridge: Gotoh GE-103B-T Tailpiece: Through Body Stringing Neck 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 Head Headstock: Angelus With Ivory Binding Head Angle: 15 Degrees Machine Heads: Hip Shot Grip Lock Locking Electronics Pickup:
Controls: Master Volume, 3-Way Lever Switch Finish Head Top: Black (Gloss) Neck Finish: Black (Gloss) Body Finish: Trans. Black Burst
Body Top Sides Natural
Hardware: Hip Shot Black / Gotoh Cosmo Black Miscellaneous Tuning**: D Standard Strings*: RotoSound RH10 (.010-.052) Included Accessories Case/Gig Bag: Hard Case (CAG-1)
MADE IN JAPAN
*The strings supplied are not necessarily the same as those used by the artist.
**The tuning used by the artist is Drop C.