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We recently got the opportunity to buy some special blue abalone shell from Mexico. The rippling of this Mexican Abalone is just stunning. We only could get a small amount of this shell so we are offering this as a weekly special.
A design note on our use of the color "Maya Blue." When we came across this light blue shell made from Mexican Abalone I just knew we had to call it Maya Blue. In 17th Century Europe, when Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens painted their famous masterworks, ultramarine blue pigment made from the semi-precious lapis lazuli stone was mined far away in Afghanistan and cost more than its weight in gold. Only the most illustrious painters were allowed to use the costly material, while lesser artists were forced to use duller colors that faded under the sun. It wasn’t until the industrial revolution in the 19th Century that a synthetic alternative was invented, and true ultramarine blue finally became widely available.
Across the Atlantic Ocean, in Mexico, colonial Baroque works created by artists like José Juárez, Baltasar de Echave Ibia and Cristóbal de Villalpando in early 17th Century Mexico – New Spain – were full of this beautiful blue. How could this be? Lapis lazuli was even rarer in the New World. It wasn’t until the middle of the 20th Century that archaeologists discovered the Maya had invented a resilient and brilliant blue, centuries before their land was colonized and their resources exploited. You can read more on this amazing color that the Mayan's invented and its history here.
"Such a beautiful design and so easy to move it up and down the neck. Great product!" - Alan Gilbert
"I'm not only satisfied, I'm really impressed every time I use it. I'm looking forward to my next Thalia Capo!" - John Street
We have a variety of exotic wood and shell capos perfect or any and every guitar.
I purchased two Santos Rosewood capos for my new Ovation Celebrity double neck. One is set up for the 6 string neck and the other for the 12. These are not my first Thalia capos. I also have a Koa model for my Taylor K66ce and a lighter wood for my SJ200 True Vintage Adirondack Red Spruce. The quality is unmatched and so is the technology. No buzz. No intonation issues. Easy to install and remove. These capos are absolutely top notch.
I’ve been looking at these capos for a while and finally pulled the trigger. So glad I did, my capo is beautiful. I went with the brushed black, which doesn’t look quite as black I I was hoping but it’s still gorgeous. The overall quality of the capo is amazing, you get you’re moneys worth. There was a minor defect in the shell with first or they sent, I was sent a replacement immediately without hesitation. Great customer service! Can’t wait to get a strap to match!
To achieve a perfect fit, the Thalia Capo comes with multiple interchangable fretpads so that you can match the fretboard radius of your specific instrument. The following table lists common fretboard radii used by major manufacturer. If you do not find your specific brand and model below you can Google your guitar make/model plus the words "fretboard radius"; if that doesn't work you can use the manual method which is described here
Please Note: 12-String & 8-String Guitars should use our High Tension OctaveTouch fretpads to get the best performance. Standard Tension and High Tension Rubber fretpads are included with every capo. Our Teflon fretpads will likely not work on instruments with octave strings. size chart guide fret board
NOTE: This data has been collected from a wide range of sources and has not been completely verified for accuracy. If you discover that any of this data is wrong or have additional brands/models to add to our database please send us an email to email@example.com. Thank you for your help!