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Maya Blue Mexican Abalone

Capo

Maya Blue Mexican Abalone

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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.

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24K Gold

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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.
lmmaculate Conception by Baltasar de Echave (Credit: Museo Nacional de Arte de Mexico)
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. 


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"Such a beautiful design and so easy to move it up and down the neck. Great product!" - Alan Gilbert

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Love my new Translucent Cherry Birdseye Maple capo.

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My dad’s new Indian Rosewood & Cross MOP Capo

Dad’s been playing for 42 years but has been stalled lately. We had a little jam session with my new Taylor guitar and one of my older ones and it seemed to rekindle his desire to play again. Christmas morning I gave him the new capo and he loved it so much he went and bought a Taylor K24ce builders edition to go with it. He said he couldn’t see putting such a fine capo on his old battle torn Ovation. We’ve jammed a few more times since, looking forward to a great new year.

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Exceeds Expectations!

I recently purchased my first capo from Thalia, the Hawaiian Koa Celtic knot in black chrome. It exceeds my expectations in both performance and appearance. The intonation issues I had with my previous capos simply don’t exist with the Thalia, and it looks great on my D-35! The artisanship is excellent, reminding me of a recent Celtic pilgrimage to Iona.

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Beautiful addition to my guitar and playing. More importantly, it works. No retuning or buzzing strings!

Fretboard Radius Guide By Guitar Make & Model

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

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