G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo  

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The G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo is designed specifically for enhanced performance on 12-string guitars, and it's simple to use. Not only that, it looks and feels great! Push the lever to r... Click To Read More About This Product

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The G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo is designed specifically for enhanced performance on 12-string guitars, and it's simple to use. Not only that, it looks and feels great! Push the lever to release the arms. Features a longer arm than the standard model - for wider fingerboards. A specially formulated rubber applies even pressure to the octave strings. The G7th Capo fits snugly behind the fret. Squeeze to tighten it from above or below. Simply press the lever to release the Performance capo.

G7th Capos employ a wrap-spring clutch that consists of just 3 elements: a fixed hub, a moving hub, and a spring whose inside diameter is just slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the 2 hubs. When the spring is forced over the 2 hubs, attempting to rotate in the direction which opens the capo wraps it down tightly on the hubs, positively engaging them.

Rotation in the other direction, to tighten the G7th Capo onto the strings, is not restricted. To release the capo, the control tang is moved in the direction to unwind the spring, thus releasing the clutch.

The beauty of this type of clutch for use in a guitar capo is that it can be adjusted in tiny increments. The clutch mechanism is a modified tried-and-tested design used in printers and copiers to provide a simple decoupling and overrun device.

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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Does my capo carry a manufacturers warranty?
Yes. G7th want nothing but satisfied customers. If your G7th capo develops a fault, return it to us and we'll replace it free of charge, anywhere in the world.


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G7th12-String Performance Guitar Capo
 
3.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best 12 String Capo I've found

I have an old Guild acoustic 12 string that I love, but keep it tuned down a whole step for play-ability, decreasing tension on the neck, and sound's sake. So that makes a...Read complete review

I have an old Guild acoustic 12 string that I love, but keep it tuned down a whole step for play-ability, decreasing tension on the neck, and sound's sake. So that makes a capo very important when playing with others.

I've tried Shubb's 12 string capo, Kyser's 12 string capo, Picker's Pal's capo, and the Paige 12 string capo, and now the G7. Each one listed above has pros and cons, but I've decided the G7th is the best overall for my 12. Here's why:

Picker's Pal and the Paige are nice because both locks down on both sides of the neck and create equal pressure across the neck. The Picker's Pal is huge though, and doesn't capo real well at the first fret on my Guild. The Paige, while the best sounding 12 string capo intonation wise with it's round bands for the high string in the course, is a pain to quickly move around the neck at shows. Lining up the little rings is too hard to do quickly, though I'd use the Paige for recording in a heartbeat.

The Kyser and Shubb, while both nice capos, didn't provide equal enough pressure across the neck for my taste. I felt like the bass strings got "buzzy" by the time I got the high strings chiming.

And the G7? Nice design, and allows for very fine tuning of pressure across the neck. It has the ease of the Shubb and Kyser in that respect, but I find I can get the intonation to sound cleaner with the G7. It doesn't have the equal across the neck pressure of the Paige or Picker's Pal, but is quicker and easier to use than both of those, as well as smaller. So I anticipate being happy with this one for a long time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't work

Nicely made capo, but it doesn't work on my Breedlove 12-string. The treble strings aren't depressed all the way, and they all buzz badly. No amount of fiddling with positioning or pressure...Read complete review

Nicely made capo, but it doesn't work on my Breedlove 12-string. The treble strings aren't depressed all the way, and they all buzz badly. No amount of fiddling with positioning or pressure corrected the problem. I'm sending it back for a refund - my old Shubb capo works better, and it was much cheaper.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best capo ever

By Guild12string player

from Rushville, NE

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Eliminates String Buzz
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Looks great

Cons

  • Can't Be Moved Quickly

Best Uses

    Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

    This capo is the best I've seen for any guitar, let alone a 12-string. Well worth the chips. Only complaint, you can't change it quickly for key changes within a song.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Couldn't make it work

    By Rapid Robert

    from Roswell, New Mexico

    About Me Professional Musician

    Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

    Despite its gorgeous design I just couldn't get it to work on my Ibanez 12-string without buzzes or dead strings, especially the high low E string.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Doesn't perform as claimed

    By Mark

    from Fargo, ND

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Nicely Engineered
    • Sleek Elegant Design

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

      12 strings is a challenge for any capo. I use light gauge strings tuned down a half step on a high quality instrument with nice action. There should be no easier 12-string job for a capo. Still, the G7th does not clamp securely enough to deliver decent sustain and prevent buzzing.

       
      5.0

      Larry Chisholm, Music/Guitar Teacher

      By LARRY CHISHOLM

      from Saginaw, MI

      Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

      I have found that this G7th capo is far better then all the capo's out there! The one I had before, I past it on to a student that needed it. That capo was over 10 years old and still is doing it's job! I felt it was time for a new one. The feel is so easy to change from up & down the neck, with one hand. The capo is very strong that it will last forever. This company out did them all. I am happy and I know you will be. It is a great looking capo and it will keep looking great! Take it home and try it on your guitar, you wil be changing key's on your guitar. Thank, Larry Chisholm

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      My opinion

      By Tombassin

      from St Paul, MN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

          Before purchasing I read many reviews and understood that this capo might not work on my guitar. I have an Ovation 12-string Elite and this capo would not hold down the high strings at all. I also have a Kyser 12-string capo and it holds the strings down well but the E,A & D strings go pretty sharp, hence my reason for wanting to try the G7th capo. I do like the design and ease of use but it simply does not work on my guitar.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best 12 String Capo I've found

          By AlterIan

          from Aurora, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            I have an old Guild acoustic 12 string that I love, but keep it tuned down a whole step for play-ability, decreasing tension on the neck, and sound's sake. So that makes a capo very important when playing with others.

            I've tried Shubb's 12 string capo, Kyser's 12 string capo, Picker's Pal's capo, and the Paige 12 string capo, and now the G7. Each one listed above has pros and cons, but I've decided the G7th is the best overall for my 12. Here's why:

            Picker's Pal and the Paige are nice because both locks down on both sides of the neck and create equal pressure across the neck. The Picker's Pal is huge though, and doesn't capo real well at the first fret on my Guild. The Paige, while the best sounding 12 string capo intonation wise with it's round bands for the high string in the course, is a pain to quickly move around the neck at shows. Lining up the little rings is too hard to do quickly, though I'd use the Paige for recording in a heartbeat.

            The Kyser and Shubb, while both nice capos, didn't provide equal enough pressure across the neck for my taste. I felt like the bass strings got "buzzy" by the time I got the high strings chiming.

            And the G7? Nice design, and allows for very fine tuning of pressure across the neck. It has the ease of the Shubb and Kyser in that respect, but I find I can get the intonation to sound cleaner with the G7. It doesn't have the equal across the neck pressure of the Paige or Picker's Pal, but is quicker and easier to use than both of those, as well as smaller. So I anticipate being happy with this one for a long time.

             
            5.0

            Awesome Capo

            By Brian J Claffey

            from Chesapeake, Va

            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            As stated a great capo to own if you use a capo a lot.
            I stayed away from this capo because of the price. Then I started using capos more and more and I bought a 12-string. My regular capos worked ok, but could barely cover the neck, so I took the plunge.

            This capo works great! It does take a little getting used to, but it's worth it. Once I get the capo on the tunning is as near perfect as you can get and I use it up to the 7th fret.

            If you use a capo a lot, get this one.
            Solidly built. Easy to use.
            A little pricey, but if as previously stated if you use a capo a lot get this one, if it's just a one shot deal, you can get away with something less expensive.

             
            5.0

            Great Sturdy Capo

            By Jacob Neal

            from Louisiana

            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            Great sturdy capo that really holds all 12 strings down like you want. A little pricey, but Very nicely crafted (as you can tell by the weight of this beast compared to most other capos), so it's worth the money.
            If you have any doubts, it will relieve you of those doubts quickly when you use it for the very first time.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Review of G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo

            By EDDIE J SKIPPER

            from Citrus Springs, Florida

            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            I guess I have been blessed with this manufacturers "best of the lot" because I've been using the G7th now for years and found nothing better! (both versions: 12-string and 6-string models). I purchase and include the appropriate G7th as a standard accessory for EACH of my Guitar's and Banjo's (yes, I even use them on my Banjo's - Gold Tone ES-Banjitar 6 electric & GT-1200 12 electric). I've used tthe G7th on what some folks might consider "low-end instruments" with the same success as I do on what some consider "high-price" units (I have um' all)! No difference in their function whatsoever! Granted, each neck might require a different pressure upon attaching and, should it loosen (I've only had that happen a few times in as many years), then a simple added pressure to the unit tightens it right down. As with any repeat any Capo, you are going to get a slightly "sharper" sound on some of your notes; but there again, if you're using a superb tuner (like the Peterson Stomp Classic board-type or SC1 Strobo Clip), why not tune with the Capo "ON" - you might be surprised at what you receive! To each his/her own but as for me, I've found the G7th to be a superb, all-around functional Capo that is well-deserving of its price-quality and overall high rating.
            Simple and easy to attach - move and even tune on-the-fly! (See "Overall" below)
            I own at least 10 of these (12 performance and standard 6). I've never had a failure whatsoever with either the tension control or mounting hardware/material (See "overall" below)
            It may seem "price" to some however, I do not place cost on value. I've tried more capo's than I knew were available on the market and for the value I receive??? Nuff said!!! (see "Overall" below)

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sweet!

            By Gary Kaylor

            from Arizona

            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            This capo is a truly fine piece!
            This is truly a great capo! Easy on and off, holds firm and no buzz whatsoever even on an acoustic/electric 12 string! GET ONE!

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