BY GAYLA DRAKE PAUL Capos are generally
not the sexiest of accessories, but last year
the British-born G7th Performance Capos
took the acoustic market by storm with
their sleek styling and high functionality.
The capo’s innovative design landed it on
the guitars of players like Eric Clapton and
Roger McGuinn, and now G7th is poised
to do it again with a new spring tension-based model called the Nashville Capo.
Featherlight with clean, almost architectural
lines and a smooth nickel finish, it’s not only
one of the most user-friendly and functional
capos on the market, it’s easily the most
visually appealing capo I’ve ever seen.
Other spring tension-based design
tently de-tuned my sixth string and
fourth or second strings, but the N
Capo was ready to rock instantly w
de-tuning, even after multiple uses
to be thorough, I took it to my loc
shop and tried it on a variety of ac
guitars – it clamped securely on ev
no matter the neck shape or width
very wide fretboard and the Nashv
accommodated my widest fretboa
room to spare. s consis-
. I like a
On stage, the Nashville Capo knows its
role. When you’re ready to play, it clamps
on quickly and requires no adjustments to
fix string buzz; when you’re done, it easily
clamps onto the headstock until it’s called.
Anyone who makes frequent use of a capo
will want to check this out – and at $19.99,
you can afford to pick up a spare. Genius.
Most impressively, in a “stress test” on my
guitar, it spanked the spring tension competition by being easier to use and quicker to
move, and it never once took my guitar out
of tune, no matter what fret I placed it on.