COOL GEAR ALERT: ESP Jesse Liu Katana 7

Check out this sweet ESP Jesse Liu Katana 7, the signature model 7-string for the Chthonic guitarist. Alder body, maple neck with ebony fretboard, neck-thru construction, 25.5″ scale, Floyd Rose bridge, Seymour Duncan AHB-1 7-string pickup, metalworthy silverburst finish. This model is new for 2012 and you won’t find it in all markets. A 6-string model is also available. You can pick this bad boy up from my buddies at Bmusic.


Win a kickass ESP with bmusic!

bmusic is celebrating the launch of their new website with a killer competition available to everyone (yes, you can enter even if you’re not from bmusic’s home turf of Australia). You can win an ESP BMF M-III Bushido Makoto guitar (read more about it here) by creating an account on the new, subscribe to their newsletter then “Like” them on Facebook. Creating an account leaves you under no obligation to buy, but you can increase your chances of winning with every purchase you make at the new You have until December 31st, 2011 to enter and to make eligible purchases from the new to increase your chances of winning.

Go here for more info!

Caparison is back, baby!



New website coming soon! Just saw the following on Bmusic:

Please be informed that Caparison Guitars finished all activity in May, 2011 due to the bankruptcy of Kyowa Shokai Co., Ltd. who was then owner of the Caparison brand.

On behalf of Kyowa, I, Itaru Kanno would like to express my most sincere apologies to all of our customers and artists who had difficulties as a result.

From this unhappy event, the guitar manufacturer, the companies concerned and I (designer) have been striving for a fresh start for Caparison Guitars.

At this time, we are pleased to announce the takeover of Caparison by the Caparison Guitar Company Ltd. Caparison Guitars is reborn and makes a fresh start with immediate effect.

Oct. 12, 2011
Itaru Kanno, Caparison Guitar Co., Ltd.