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
Brushed Black
24K Gold

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

Based on 2860 reviews
The best capo ever!!!!

You will never ever be content with just one! Looking forward to having more! Thalia capos are a piece of art B stock or not! ❤️❤️❤️

Only the best for my baby

I’ve admired the Thalia capo for a few years, both in its design and especially its great looks. Well after 37 years on my 1982 Guild, I broke down and bought my favorite guitar, a new solid body Taylor. So I thought, if I’m going to buy one of the best guitars out there, I’m not going to use a $15 capo. So I bought the Thalia Hawaiian KOA wood capo... and I LOVE it!! It looks great on my Taylor, but even better, it works flawlessly. Easy on, easy of, smooth as ice. No string buzz, no hassles of any kind. I get as much interest in my capo as I do my new guitar. Keep up the good work, love your product.

A Moveable Musical Feast

My Thalia capo seems to work great. Minimal hassle and my tuning stays accurate up and down the neck. I saved some money on a B-stock model but the blemish is minor, and besides, it’s a capo. I’m probably bound to drop it at least a few times in the future. It comes with a lot of extra fretboard inserts and it seems to work well with the one that’s matched to my Taylor acoustic. I’m happy and it gets used a lot. I recommend you get one (or two) if you don’t already own a Thalia.

#2 Is just as good

This time around I went with the abalone with the black metal finish, (my 1st Thalia capo was
the gold finish with green angel wings) and once again Thalia comes through in spades!

I like the weight of it and how if fits in my hand when applying it to my fretboard.

One thing that sets Thalia capos apart from the rest that I really like is the packaging it comes in. A study two tier plastic box. The bottom is for storing all of the inserts for the different fretboard ratios. The capo also comes with a drawstring bag that will help protect it from scratching its beautiful surface. Also included is one of Thalia's wooden picks. It was a bit strange at first but the more I played with it the more comfortable it was to play with it.

I have pleanty of guitars but I do believe I don't have enough capos and I look forward to collecting more in the future!

Diggin' It

Love the capo, definitely a step up, both in function and looks from my old flamenco capo. I find the open/shut mechanism is really intuitive and makes it very easy to change frets/positions. I lead worship at my church using my eight-string Agile, and the capo fits clear to the seventh string, which makes playing piano parts (since our pianist is off to college [what does he think he's doing? Making a better life for himself?]) on the guitar significantly easier.

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



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  Thank you for your help!