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Caparison joins forces with As I Lay Dying’s Nick Hipa for Angelus-NH signature model

Caparison has announced the Angelus-NH, a signature electric guitar for As I Lay Dying’s Nick Hipa.

Hipa’s model takes the Japanese company’s existing Angelus double-cut outline and makes a number of tweaks to bring it in line with his heavy ideals.

Chief among these changes are a pair of Fishman Fluence Modern humbuckers (ceramic in the bridge, Alnico in the neck), with push/pulls on the volume and tone controls to adjust the pickups’ voice and high frequency tilt respectively.

Caparison Angelus-NH

(Image credit: Caparison Guitars)

There’s also the addition of a Schaller Tremolo S-FRT II locking tremolo.

The hand-crafted build boasts a mahogany-maple-mahogany body with 5A flamed maple top, with sustain and resonance bolstered by a set neck construction.

A transparent white gloss finish adorns the top, while the maple fretboard boasts oval inlays constructed from abalone and acrylic black.

The Angelus-NH is available to order from Caparison Guitars (opens in new tab) for $4,199.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).