Capo

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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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.
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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"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

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J.S.
Beautiful looking and amazing sound

I ordered 2 capos since a friend recommended me this capos highly. My orders arrived and I’m not disappointed. It just too more time than anticipated but I received frequent email with explanations and follow ups. The quality of Capos is very good and in the kit there are several rubbers for several options. I am happy, I can use the same capo in my different guitars. Very happy with it :).

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E.N.
Great capo

Excellent craftmanship, design and quality. The capo not just look good, it sounds better than any other capo I have used. The sound quality can clearly be heard when I compare it to other capo that I have. I guess it's because of tension of capo that is distributed evenly and the capo material that contacts with the strings.

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C.L.
It's a beauty mate!

I got two capos....the Curly Hawaiian Koa (Tennesse Bourbon finish I believe) in chrome and a B-stock ebony in black chrome......both are such beauts! BTW...I still don't know why the Ebony is a b-stock!! :-) And I actually gifted the Koa capo to a musician friend of mine as a farewell gift as he recently relocated.....and he is very happy with it too! They look cool on my Fenders and I've added the Aussie flag so people can see you've made it all the way here. Oh, btw, they arrived in a much shorter time than expected. Well done to the Thalia team.
Cheers!

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C.H.
The perfect capo

When I received my capo, I was blown away by the craftsmanship. It is stunning! Then, I put it to use and it’s user friendly design amazed me yet again. It’s the perfect partner for my Taylor guitar.

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D.M.
Absolutely stunning capo and art!

Absolutely stunning capo and art. Goes great with the spirit of my strat acoustasonic. This is not my first and will not be my last Thalia capo. They are great capos, fast and accurate to position and look and sound great. I love using the softer pads with them.

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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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 support@thaliacapos.com.  Thank you for your help!