Caparison promises the “pinnacle of extreme guitar design” with Mattias Eklundh's Apple Horn 8 signature 8-string

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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.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.