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G7th Newport Lightweight Capo  Silver

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With its light weight and low profile, the G7th Newport Lightweight Capo allows for fast, accurate capoing with fine tune adjustment - in position - ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A smart capo that adjusts to apply exactly the right amount of pressure.

With its light weight and low profile, the G7th Newport Lightweight Capo allows for fast, accurate capoing with fine tune adjustment - in position - on the fretboard of your instrument.

An advancement on existing designs, the Newport's refined adjustment means that only the right amount of pressure needs be applied to clamp the strings - dramatically improving tuning problems and without the loss of sustain associated with the thick rubber of other capos.

Its classic G7th styling will also look great on your guitar.


Try this impressive capo and you'll wonder how you survived without it. Order today.

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G7thNewport Lightweight Capo
 
5.0

(based on 22 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Good quality (16)
  • Functional (14)
  • Improves sound (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (3)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Capo Ever?

By Robert Oberdorfer

from New Mexico

Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

I don't normally get too excited about a small chunk of metal and rubber, particularly when it appears to be way overpriced - but I recently had to replace an 8-year old Kaiser capo when the spring broke. After looking at a bazillion choices online and not liking the looks of any, I ran across a link to an ad for the new G7th Newport and was intrigued. Couldn't find any reviews on it, but decided to take the plunge and buy it. And I love it! The pressure is adjustable via the screw knob, but you don't have to screw and unscrew it every time -- the short-throw lever snaps it on and off very quickly. Once you have the tension adjusted, it never needs to be readjusted, unless you're moving a long way up or down the neck, and then just a couple of twists and you're good to go. The best part is that if you put it on from underneath the neck, instead of the top (as shown in their video ad), it becomes very easy to do with one hand after a couple of times. Cup it in the palm of your hand, flip the lever with your thumb, and viola; no more fiddling with both hands trying to get the capo in just the right spot, at just the right pressure. Doing it that way also puts the rounded part of the capo down where your hand would come in contact with it, so it's much more comfortable when playing some of the more contorted chord fingerings. Nice change from always rubbing up against the pointy corners on the Kaiser. Did I mention that I love it? Just wish it came in black...
It's the perfect combination of the best features of a Shubb (which snaps on, but I always thought is very awkward looking, and takes two hands to get it set right) and the little screw-on one from Planet Waves (elegant, but fiddly to adjust every time, and also takes two hands). With this one, if I need to move it between songs, as is often the case, I can do it fairly unobtrusively.
Nicely put together; great fit and finish; that elusive simple-yet-elegant standard.
As I mentioned, seems a little pricey for the amount of material you get, but in this case, I gotta give em some credit for the engineering and design that went into it. I assume before too long we'll start seeing some cheap knock-offs, but for now I'm willing to reward the innovation to come up with the best thing since... the capo.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Excellent Interpretation of the Shubb Capo

By Jon Fields

from Allentown, PA

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Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

A very nice Shubb.
Works essentially like a Shubb. Like a Shubb it works very well. Also like a Shubb, and unlike the more expensive G7th "Performance" model, it can't be easily clipped to your headstock between songs, and does not have that no prior adjustment required and perfect string pressure that you can easily achieve with the "Performance" model. The Shubb is a great capo and the Newport refines it a little, but the Performance model is cut above.
Very well made.
Expensive.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful and functional

By Old Folkster

from Eastsound, WA

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy to adjust
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Light weight

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Wider Than It Needs To Be

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

The design is beautiful and the engineering is flawless. It is basically a sleek version of the Shubb lever-action capo with two key advantages: the knurled knob that adjusts the tension can be turned even when the capo is closed, and the clamping tension need not be changed as the capo moves up the neck. My only complaint is that the capo is wider than it needs to be for a standard-width steel-string neck. When the capo is perfectly centered on the neck, the open end extends just a bit further beyond the neck than would be ideal for comfort.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best capo I have found yet

By Mark

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Keeps Sharps To A Minimum

Cons

  • None

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    Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

    I've tried several capos over the years and I like this one the best so far. I notice that I have better control over the tension it exerts upon the smaller strings, thereby keeping them from going too sharp. I have found that it works best on my guitar if I insert it over the guitar neck from the bottom of the neck with the capo's opening pointing upwards. This seems to allow the G7th Newport's adjustable tension knob to favor its pinch force over the E,B & G small strings, which, as you know, are the strings more prone to going sharp when using a capo. Something else that is helpful when using capos (I saw this in a video once) is to position capos nearer to the frets instead of in the middle between the frets. Positioning a capo a little closer to the fret (but not too close) seems to cause a more equalized pressure over the six strings before they touch the fret.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My new G7th Newport Lightweight Capo.

    By CapoDonButton

    from South of Atlanta

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

      This G7th capo is great improvement over other capo designs. It is so compact it doesn't stick out all over the guitar neck when you use it like those spring loaded clothes pin like capos.

      When you're not using it, you can keep it in your shirt pocket and not have to worry about it pinching you on the nipple either!

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      NOT FOR CLASSIC GUITAR

      By cmartini

      from Guatemala

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • High quality
      • One Hand Easy Tu Use

      Cons

      • Easily Scratches
      • Smaller Than Seems To Be

      Best Uses

      • For Electric Guitars

      Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

      This capo is shorter than appers on the photos, so it doesnt work on my classical guitar (i can only use it on the first 4 frets).   I think it would be work great with electric guitars. Over all its a high quailty and beautiful piece.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very light

      By welder4

      from Ohio Cincinnati area.

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Keeps tuned

      Cons

      • Storage is a problem

      Best Uses

      • When changing keys

      Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

      Small enough but also big enough to last . the only problem I see is where to store it when playing in the key of G , it is small enough you could put it in your shirt pocket.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best capo I've used

      By gravityfree

      from Florida

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      Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

      This one truly makes using the capo a no hassle experience while looking good as well. Try the factory web site for a video demonstration. I am not dissapointed.
      Lives up to all advertising claims. This one is extremely unobtrusive. all others tried got in the way of the left hand or had hard edges to deal with.
      I have not seen a capo with this level of quality and design before. Castings, machine work, metals and rubber are top notch.
      Price is high but I don't think equal quality or design is available for less. If I loose this one I'll get another.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great capo

      By strings

      from Toledo, Ohio

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Holds The Sustain
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

        3 great things about this capo. 1, it is small & unobtrusive so that it doesn't interfere with my playing. 2, no need to retune when applying this capo anywhere on the neck. 3, & most important to me, it holds the sustain very well. When using this capo it's almost as if I'm playing open strings, the sustain is that good. No deadening or dampening of the sound. Great product & worth the price!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        G7th Newpoe\rt light capo

        By welder4

        from Ohio Cincinnati area.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Not Hard To Use

        Cons

        • No Cons At This Time

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing
        • Small And Easy To Use

        Comments about G7th Newport Lightweight Capo:

        It is easy to use and if applied correctly you will never have to retune . it is light weight and small and works. You have to use it for awhile before you figure out the best way to apply it. They also replaced the capo for a strange defect it would no longer tighten down, but they gave me no problem and sent me a new one I also kept the old one I want to try and figure out what went wrong but they do stand behind their product and that is priceless. I use nothing else but this one now. The newport is a great capo . It came from the UK and that is a long distance . No shipping charges for me .

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