Capo

Maya Blue Mexican Abalone

RADIUS GUIDE

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
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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D.G.
Best capo I’ve ever owned

I’ve been playing for over 55 years and this is the first capo that does exactly what is says! I have a Taylor acoustic and Fender Strat. With the correct insert, both stay perfectly in tune anywhere on the neck! Not to mention they are beautiful! Also, a shout out to Garreth, their customer service rep. Very friendly and knowledgeable!

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J.H.
Beautiful/functional product

Couldn’t be happier, love the capo!

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R.B.
Great Capo

I don't know what it is, but my guitar sounds better with this capo than either my Shubb or G7th. I like that they offer so many finishes; I got the Rosewood and Diamond MOP and it goes really well with my Martin 000-28.
The capo is a bit pricey, but I think it's worth it. It's also a bit heavy, but that doesn't bother me. Highly recommend this capo.

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P.T.
Indian Rosewood & Element MOP / Capo

What can I say other than delighted? A fantastic product that looks every bit as good as it works. I cannot recommend this product enough! I chose the materials to complement those on the guitar and I’m so pleased I did ( Chrome to match the tuning machines, Indian Rosewood to match the side & back of guitar with the element to match the fretboard). Aside from being an excellent design, a joy to use and superbly made, the Capo also looks as if it were OEM, I have had many positive comments from others - naturally I am pointing them in the right direction! Thanks Guys for a superb product.

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L.
5 Star All The Way

Where else can you go to customize a capo to the degree of a Thalia? And to boot....great functionality and ease of use. Highly recommended.

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!