Our new super curly koa is a master grade Hawaiian Koa that was salvaged from the slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Amazing flames and figuring! Just wow is all we can say!
We offer this koa in three different stained colors: Vintage Blonde, Kentucky Bourbon & Kona Coffee
By staining this amazing curly koa, we are creating close matches to other woods found in fine guitars. We hope you choose our curly koa and help us in our sustainability mission.
With these new Koa truss rod cap and Eben/Koa bridge pins, my GS mini looks cuter than ever !
The Thalia capo is now my favorite one by far. Whether you place it from above or below, there is no need to adjust anythings. This one is better, prettier and more accurate than my own fingers. All my guitarist friends want one ! Good investment.
Fabrice (Valence, FRANCE)
Having tried other capos in the past, I've found the Thalia ones work best for me, while they may be a little on the chunky side (To show off the designs, bigger is better), they are still easy to use and don't get in the way. The choice of inserts allow you to chose the best fit for the guitar, once you've matched insert to guitar, it's a simple case fitting the capo and playing, no messing around trying to get the best fit, eliminate buzz or retune. The only downside is I've ended up with three Thalia's to cover my 6, 12 and 8 string baritone rather than constantly swapping insert, but the advantage is you get to choose different designs to go with the different guitars (Left to Right in the image are the Dragon and Paua Heart Abalone and Dark side of the Pearl)
If you have more than one guitar—and particularly if they have different neck radii—there's a strong argument beyond GAS (gear acquisition syndrome for those who don't suffer) for more than one Thalia capo. And if one of those guitars happens to be a Gibson or a Taylor, then a fret marker matching capo (when available) is tempting; not only do you match the fretboard radius without having to switch out the pads, you match the guitar. A little like finding the perfect strap is a much about look as function. As I have mentioned in other reviews, I strongly recommend the Octave Touch pads, as they seem to provide the best tuning no matter where on the fretboard you capo.
As is the case with all my Thalia capos, the purple paua works wonderfully. And the Color of Kings is beautiful.
I have capos from 6 other manufacturers that I might as well give away. Got my first Thalia 3 years ago. Couldn't wait to get my next Thalia! Decided on the Purple Paula and black finish in honor of the wife (her favorite colors). And the Thalia is the only capo I'll use on my prized Taylor 814.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help!