Very nice guitar. What exactly are the fret markers - are they of anything in particular (they're hard to make out)? Also, have/are you considering dropping in any new pickups?
They're clocks that mark the fret number with the time - pretty cool looking actually and kind of a Caparison trademark. The inlay work is well done.
I got is used from a guy in the US but they don't really have any dealers stateside. If you where to get one new ordering from Japan would be much cheaper then the one US dealer. Or there's usually a couple on Ebay too.
The stock pickups are actually really good, I was just trying it out with my amp cranked yesterday. They are made in house by Caparison for the guitars. I might experiment down the road but for now they are just fine.