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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A whole new take on capo design that works beautifully.

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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G7th12-String Performance Guitar Capo
 
3.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

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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My opinion

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...Read complete review

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.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best 12 String Capo I've found

By AlterIan

from Aurora, IL

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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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Review of G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo

    By SKIP

    from Citrus Springs, Florida

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    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)

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    My opinion

    By Tombassin

    from St Paul, MN

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    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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Review of G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo

        By Skip

        from Citrus Springs, Florida

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        Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

        I'm not for sure just when I started using the G7th but I do remember that once I tried it (both the 6 and 12-string models), I was glad I did! I could not be happier with the results. The only time I noticed a slight problem was when I used the 6-string version on either of my Washburn Resonator guitars (the R15RCE & R45RCE - I have both). The 12-string model works perfectly on these instruments with no string buzz or lack of grip at all! The one thing I have found over the years on using any Capo is that on the (thinner, small gauge strings - Extra lights, etc.) there can be some slight "buzz" but of course there are many other factors to consider when that occurs as any musician knows (Neck alignment, Nutt or bridge factors). Also, I tend to use the more "Medium" gauge strings (nothing but D'Addario by the way) which also helps tremendously with string buzz problems over the lighter gauge strings. (6-string: EJ42 EXP42, EXL115, EXJ16 & 17 and EXP 16 & 17, EFT-17) (ECG26 Chromes on the HB Electrics); (12-strings Acoustic-electric - EJ38 and EXP38's). Even when using the Martin Silk & Steel strings at times, I've never had a string buzz. Each instrument is different and you sometimes have to use a little more pressure on the Capo when aligning it up.
        Its does what its suppose to do and, it does it well on every instrument that I use that model on!!!
        For every (guitar/banjo) instrument I own, I have also purchased the G7th Capo for it. I have found that the 12-string model provides me the best all-around serviceablility & usability for the various types of instruments I - regardless of whether is a 12-string, 6-string or Banjo (yes - I've even purchased one and use it (12-string model) on my ES-Banjitar 6-string electric banjo). I have yet to have a problem with any of them regardless of the instrudment I use it on. Lucky maybe???
        Since I can tune--on-the-fly with it on the instrument, its great - what more can I say?? Speaking of tuning, with or without this superb Capo attached, I use the Peterson StroboClip SC1 and/or the Stomp Classic; with that being said, the addition of this Capo to my instruement has not in anyway hender the tuning capability whatsoever. I personally think its a great accessory - easy to use and being able to move up down the neck as need be for whatever change(s) I want to do or incorporate. I will admit that at first, the price on it seemed a little high (and it probably is) but considering the quality of the unit along with how it stays in place (with hardly any adjustment needed to say that way), to me its well worth the added cost. Its a quality product and does what its suppose to do in a superb manner; the extra cost I pay is small considering the comfort I have in knowing it will be right-on during the performance with no problems (as of yet anyway). What price qualty???? What is we say time and again: If ya' wanna' dance, ya' gotta' pay the band!!!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best capo ever

        By Guild12string player

        from Rushville, NE

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        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet!

          By Gary Kaylor

          from Arizona

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          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!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          G7th - 12-String Pefromance Guitar Capo

          By Skip

          from Citrus Springs, Florida

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          Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

          Although there are a few models of the G7th, I've found that the G7th 12-String Performance Capo will work fantastically on any guitar (6 or obviously the 12) that I own. Further, I've found the G7th 12-String Performance Capo a perfect match for my Washburn Resonator R15RCE & R45RCE (both round necks). I just recently placed a pre-order for another one (12-string model) to use on my Gold Tone ES-Banjitar 6-String Electric Banjo. Don't get me wrong, the 6-string version of the G7th works great and I use them on quite a few of my "6-string" guitars (electric and acoustic); I just lean towards the full-on capabilty of the 12-string Capo version and how it works with my current inventory of guitars.
          Easy to use and adjust on the neck (adjustable tension)
          Second to none on its quality of construction.
          I have a G7th for very guitar I own (which would make it more reasonable if I could purchase them by the dozen). For their quality in material and design, ease of use - best I've every used. Make tuning adjustments with it attached and keep on going! The only "down" area for most might be in the purchase price of the Capo. Compared to other Capo's, this brand is expensive in comparison. However, what price do you place on quality when you want a specific note/sound to come out the way "you want it" - and the comfortable feeling of knowing that, with the G7th Capo (regardless of the model) that "when you camp it - it stays clamped!!!!!" Further, since its tension is "adjustable," that capability is there should you need it. Buy it - you'll be glad you did!!! (you'll never have to buy another except for adding another to your new inventory of instruments as that happens.) Yes, I have one for each instrument - that way I don't have to go "searching" for that instruments Capo when its needed.

          (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

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          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

            Awesome Capo

            By Brian

            from Chesapeake, Va

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            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.

             
            5.0

            Skip

            By Skip

            from Citrus Springs, Florida

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            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            Although I use and own various guitars, the 12-string's are my favorite. They are also the ones that require the most "re-tuning" efforts as a rule. This is the 1st and only Capo I have owned in over 40 years that holds and stays true. If there is a little "fuzziness", you can instantly increase the pressure - done! Its quick, easy, looks and works great! Its a bit pricy but what cost do you put on quality? Nuff' said - If ya' wanna' dance, ya' gotta' pay the band!

             
            5.0

            G712

            By D.W.-zBcYl

            from Carbondale, IL

            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            I have tried almost every capo on the market, and G7 makes the best! I love the fact that the G712 capo can be left on when placing the guitar in the case. I'm always playing so this is a bonus for me. When using the capo the guitar stays in tune better than any other capo I've tried. This is defenetly an advance in capo design, and worth every penny.

             
            4.0

            It works as advertised

            By mebulian

            from Jacksonville, NC

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            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            I've played 12-string guitar for over 40 years; my current instrument is a Taylor GA3-12. I'm completely satisfied with this capo and would recommend it to anyone.
            The method of securing the capo to the neck is different than most, so it takes a little getting used to, but it is effective and efficient.
            Very well constructed; quality materials and craftsmanship.
            A bit pricey, but then you get what you pay for.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            G7th 12 string capo

            By gary culp

            from Florida

            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            It appears to be built well. Its pretty. But lots of string buzz on the octave strings.Save yourself some money and try the Shubb.
            It seems like its built well.
            For what this cost you could buy several decent capos.

             
            1.0

            Way Overrated

            By Stan Orr

            from Colorado

            Comments about G7th 12-String Performance Guitar Capo:

            I play a Taylor GA8-12, a Taylor 8-string baratone, and a Taylor 812CE when I gig. I use numerous capos depending on the instrument I am playing at the moment-Shubb, Dunlop, Planet Waves, and have found this one- doesn't matter if it is the 6 or 12 string version- to be by far and away the least effective. Buzz and tuning issues are an absolute certainty. Save yourself a lot of money. The other brands actually work.

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