One day in 2010 as 8-year old Thalia Bradley was playing guitar, she gazed up at the poster of Taylor Swift on her bedroom wall. Taylor was holding a beautifully inlaid Hawaiian Koa Taylor guitar. As she focused on Taylor's guitar, she had a big idea.
Thalia envisioned a new guitar capo (the device that clamps to the neck of a guitar to change its key) that was inlaid with hawaiian koa wood & abalone shell just like Taylor's guitar. That was the seed of an idea that would ultimately lead to the invention of the Thalia Capo and the company that now bears her name.
For Thalia's father Chris was an inventor and guitar player and he loved Thalia's idea, but he also thought the capo could be redesigned to make it much easier to use. They went to work and some 70 prototypes and four years later the father and daughter duo launched a kickstarter campaign for the Thalia Capo, which featured exotic wood and abalone shell inlays, just as Thalia had imagined.
Today, Thalia (the company) designs products in a range of categories including guitar capos, wood guitar picks, apparel, mobile phone cases and more.