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Maya Blue Mexican Abalone

Custom 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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Jennifer Kennedy
Maya Blue Mexican Abalone Capo

I bought this capo as a going away gift for my son’s guitar teacher of 4 years. It is gorgeous and he says he absolutely loves it. Maybe I need one for myself now. Here is his photo of his capo

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Jerry Bradley
Absolutely amazing

This came as advertised. I usually play worship guitar and this capo has changed the way I play and made everything 5x easier

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Gregg Deinhart
Great Customer Service

I was a Kickstarter backer and love the product!

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Ben Cutler
The Capo Giveth

Absolutely love this capo. It’s my second Thalia capo, and I’m positive there are more to add. The mechanism that opens the capo is fantastic. You simply squeeze it together, as if it were a lemon, and put it in position, then let go of the lemon. It has a solid spring that offers clear tones with no buzzing, even if it’s halfway down the fret. They ain’t cheap, but good quality usually isn’t. I haven’t owned my Thalia capos long enough to know how durable they are. But after 4 months of pretty continuous use, I haven’t notice any changes from the way came out of the packaging. Speaking of witch, the packaging is mint. A nice cube-ish plastic container with the capo holding on to a plastic, guitar neck shaped stump. In there as well is one of their rosewood picks, a bunch of different fret pads for different guitars, and a little soft nylon bag for the capo. 100% Satisfied.

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Matt Polapink
Gorgeous and functionally superior

The problem with capos as they tend to disappear after a while as did my thalia I had for a couple years. Searched the house upside down and bought a couple $20 capos which simply did not work well. I decided I needed another Thalia and love the Rasta model I picked up. It is stunning and functionaky superior to any other capo I've used. Well wirth spending a few extra bucks.

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!