The new Courtney Cox signature model is called Caparison Horus-M3 CC and comes in an eye-watering Pink Sapphire finish. And it looks like it will shred with the best of them!
Courtney Cox plays with the Iron Maidens, an all-female tribute band in the USA and used to play with Nita Strauss, who herself recently got a cool Ibanez signature model announced at this year’s Winter NAMM Show.
Pink Sapphire is the name they’ve given to the hand-brushed body finish on this new Horus-M3 CC signature model. It isn’t subtle but you have to admit it is very eye-catching. Caparison isn’t exactly known for making subtle guitars and so this fits the bill perfectly for a shredder-style guitar that’s modern yet definitely with a retro 1980s vibe.
The main body is made of mahogany and maple. The guitar is finished by hand in Japan, so it should be perfect. After all, these guitars aren’t exactly cheap.
Courtney Cox has specified this model with a Caparison SH-27F neck single-coil-sized humbucker and a Caparison PH-bc full sized humbucker bridge pickup. They’re controlled by a simple single volume knob control and three-way toggle switch set up. Expect a full humbucker sound from this guitar.
Maxxed out Pink Floyd
The oil-finished bolt-on neck is made of a five-piece maple and walnut combination (for strength and stability, apparently) and has a maple fretboard with ivory binding and loaded with 24 jumbo nickel frets. This guitar has a Schaller S-FRT II, with a Floyd Rose Fat Brass Block for added sustain and it even has stainless steel saddle screws and Titanium string blocks to make this trem system as efficient as possible for tone transfer. They also include a set of Floyd Rose Red springs springs to keep it quiet at high gain.
This guitar is all about high gain, high octane shred, so don’t judge it any other way. Okay, it isn’t exactly my cup of tea, but you cannot deny the attention to detail and quality of this Japanese built high-end signature model performance guitar.
RRP – GBP 2399, USD 2799