Caparison has unveiled the eight-string Apple Horn 8 Mattias “IA” Eklundh signature, which the company touts as “the pinnacle of extreme guitar design.”
The new electric guitar sports a walnut and mahogany composite body, a hand-finished five-piece maple/walnut neck with two titanium rods to eliminate warping and increase stability, and a select ebony fingerboard with 27 stainless steel True Temperament frets.
Other features include an eight-string FU-Tone tremolo with a Big Brass Block, heavy duty noiseless springs and titanium string retaining blocks, an FU-Tone locking nut and Gotoh tuners.
Pickups are a DiMarzio PAF 8 at the neck and DiMarzio D Activator 8 at the bridge, controlled by a master volume knob with two-way “push-push” selector switch.
Said Eklundh, who has played with Freak Kitchen, Jonas Hellborg Trio and Art Metal, “I take a humble, sincere Viking bow to my dear buddies at Caparison for making this happen. This is not just another guitar. It will take me a few years to fully understand the nature and the astonishing wide spectrum of the Apple Horn 8. I am looking forward to the ride.”
The Caparison Apple Horn 8 is available for pre-order for $5,599.
For more information, head to Caparison Guitars.