Price paid: $ 2882.25
Sound — 10
The guitar's sound is awesome for playing metal, but also plays great clean and with effects eg. chorus + delay. I'm currently playing it with my Marshall MG100HDFX head and MG420A cabinet. The bridge pickup give rich warm tone great for playing with distortion. The single-coil neck pickup gives great treble and mid-range sounds.
Overall Impression — 10
As I play mostly metal and heavy rock this guitar suits my style perfectly. I have been playing for almost six years. I aslo own my custom Strat, Epiphone Les Paul Custom, Marshall MG100HDFX head & MG420A cab, DigiTech Death Metal pedal, samson airless wireless. If it were stolen I'd track the f--ker down and rip his spine out through his ass. I love everything about this guitar, my favourite feature is the devil's tail headstock. Althugh the pickups are great I would probably replace the bridg humbucker with an EMG 85.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have played Live with guitar a few times now and it still has no surface scratches or defects. All of the screws and hard ware are tight and solid. I gigged it without backup as I knew it would last, I also did not take a tuner as I can rely and trust the floyd roses' tuning stability.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I recieved the guitar in perfect condition, there were no problems with it at all. No scratches, fingermarks or anything. The action of the guitar is great because of the HGS setup. The finis is great glossy yet dark. It fits me and my playing perfectly as it is light yet 'heavy'.
Features — 10
Caparison Horus-HGS is hand-made in Japan. Amzingly, it has 27 Jumbo frets but still retains the standards neck scale. Neck made from Maple. The fingerboard is made from Ebony with Ivory binding. Body-wood is walnut. The finish is pro black satin. The body design is a Super Strat. Schaller Floyd Rose bridge & Schaller Floyd nut. The electronics are passive. The guitar electronics are controlled by one Master Volume knob that is also a Switch for the pickups. Pickup configuration is a single coil in the neck position and a humber in the bridge. Pickups made by Caparison. The tuners are Gotoh. The guitar comes with a Caparison deluxe hardcase and adjustable wrench. The headfstock is the "devil's tail". The inlays are the Caprison logo clocks in pearl/abalone.