“Well, I think you have produced the state of the art capo here. Brilliantly in tune, easy to operate, and it looks like a bottle-opener on a Porsche!”
The capo is easily squeezed into place with one hand, and released using the lever on the back. When not in use, it stores neatly on the end of your instrument's headstock.
Available for 6 string acoustic or electric guitar, 12- string guitar, classical guitar and banjo / mandolin. Choose your type below.
The Problem with Conventional Capos...
The capo is a constant source of frustration to guitarists.
Most guitar capos fall into 2 categories.
The G7th Performance capo's patented clutch mechanism has none of the problems of existing capos, but all of the benefits!
The Wrap Spring Clutch Mechanism...
The wrap spring clutch consists of just three elements: a fixed hub, a moving hub, and a spring whose inside diameter is just slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the two hubs. When the spring is forced over the two 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 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 this application is that it can be adjusted in tiny increments, allowing precise control over how tightly the strings are pressed down.