Maya Blue Mexican Abalone


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.

Metal Finish
Black Chrome
24K Gold
Brushed Black

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. 

Customer Reviews

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The only capo I’ll ever need

Thalia delivers on everything they say. I used a Jim Dunlop capo for over 10 years, and was a little nervous to let it go and upgrade to a Thalia - needless to say, I’m writing this review because I don’t know that I’ll ever use another capo ever again. I purchased two Thalia’s (Mother of Pearl, also in gold) so I could have some versatility and multiple for my collection of guitars. The dove instantly caught my attention - it matches a tattoo I have and has been a bit of a personal brand for me, so I had to get it. The capo is so well made - durable and weighty, and truly fits perfectly on my Taylor with the suppression pads. The guitar doesn’t hum, and it’s so satisfying to move it up and down the fretboard with ease. Whether you’re a long term user of capos or getting into using them - you will not be disappointed with a Thalia.

I also had to mention their customer service team. I purchased my capo over the holidays, and the Thalia team were incredibly transparent and communicative with me and my shipment since they were swamped with orders. I was patient, but still appreciated them communicating with me on the status of my order. It’s clear they care about their productive and their customers.

Beautiful capo!

This is my 2nd capo from Thalia. My 1st one works perfectly but doesn't match my new guitar! This one solves that problem and is just as beautiful and well-made. Thanks, Thalia!

Emerald Green Capo

Really love the emerald green colored Thalia capo on my Taylor 814 CE

Beautifully Made and High Quality Capo

Solidly built, perfectly functioning capo. Where it really separates from the rest is in the finish. Absolutely gorgeous craftsmanship, that really allows you to use this guitar tool as a way to stand out in the crowd and add a beautiful, unique bit of character to your guitar. I know they are expensive, but so worth it, as they will never need replacing. The catch is that once you buy one, you will want more to change your look from time to time.

Texas flag capo

My first purchase from Thalia and I love it. The quality is great and it came with everything you need to start using on any guitar neck. The positive clamp worked easy and I love it!

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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