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G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo  Gold 

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In 2004, The Performance Original set a new standard in capo design. Players loved the way that it kept the guitar in tune, but wanted it to be small...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Engineered for optimum performance in a sleek design.

In 2004, The Performance Original set a new standard in capo design. Players loved the way that it kept the guitar in tune, but wanted it to be smaller and lighter, without compromising the tone. All that has been impossible until now: The new Performance 2 gives you the ultimate capo experience.

Not only has G7th made it slimmer and lighter, but they've also reversed its patented clutch mechanism, which gives it a lightning fast squeeze-on, squeeze-off action. It has also been designed to store behind the nut or on the peghead when not in use.

G7th Performance 2. Smaller - Faster - Lighter

"This capo really takes care of business, so I'm free to focus on my playing." Richard Thompson, Novello Award Winner

FEATURES
  • Slimmer and lighter than before
  • Lightning fast squeeze-on, squeeze-off action
  • Stores behind the nut or on the peghead when not in use

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G7thPerformance 2 Guitar Capo
 
4.1

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Good quality (42)
  • Functional (37)
  • Improves sound (21)

Cons

  • Not functional (10)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (26)
  • Concerts (24)
  • Back-up (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Professional musician (19), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Capo (but not perfect...yet)

I've been using the 1st generation G7th performance capo for several years and had been very satisfied with it. The only reason I decided to upgrade to the 2nd generation was from reading other...Read complete review

I've been using the 1st generation G7th performance capo for several years and had been very satisfied with it. The only reason I decided to upgrade to the 2nd generation was from reading other reviews that stated the "rubber" polymer was new for the 2nd generation and it was better for the neck. I should state, I have no marks as a result of my 1st generation capo, but I figured, why take the chance if I will be using it for the next decade or more.
So on to the review…
I had initially purchased a black version, and found that the manufacture quality was lower than my original G7th, I say this because the "rubber" form was sloppily glued on one side and I saw a chip on the tip of the capo. Functionally it was perfect, but if you buy new…it should well…appear new.
The good people at musician's friend exchanged it without a hassle, but I opted for a silver one because the black one was out of stock at this point. Upon receiving my silver one, I notice a similar, but dramatically less pronounced, deformation on the same location of the capo where the rubber meets the solid material. I can only assume it's the result their new manufacturing process.
The 2nd Generation G7th is exactly as it is advertised, it is lighter and thinner than its predecessor, however I don't know if reversing the button release direction really helped all that much for me functionally. The idea is that you can now change the location of the capo with one hand, so that you can do it in the middle of a song if so required. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I don't have sweaty or excrete all that much oils on my hands, so the lack of "stickiness" makes it difficult for me to grab on to the capo quickly (without a handle). I still find myself using both hands to move the capo, I don't know if that's the result of habitual training from the 1st generation version, or if the new reversed button direction missed its mark. In either case, I'd have to go with the old fashion clamp (with handles) capo if I needed to change my capo location in the middle of play.
Finally, this performance capo appears to have a slightly different curvature, and holds down my strings slightly better than my first generation. It is not however flat enough for me to believe it will work on a classical guitar (I don't own one to test it), so if that's what your aim is, test it before you buy it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Try it at your own risk!

WITHOUT WARNING, THIS CAPO CAN LOCK UP AND BECOME UNUSABLE!!!! I used this capo (weekly) for 3 months. I liked the look of it... sleek design, less bulky,...Read complete review

WITHOUT WARNING, THIS CAPO CAN LOCK UP AND BECOME UNUSABLE!!!! I used this capo (weekly) for 3 months. I liked the look of it... sleek design, less bulky, almost un-noticeable to the audience. And I liked being able to store it close to where I use it (easy to position it just beyond the nut). However, this capo didn't necessarily work any better than a normal spring-loaded capo, and it didn't improve the playability or sound of the guitar. I still had to make sure it was securely applied to the neck with proper contact across the fret board in order to prevent string buzz... same thing I've ever done with any other capo. One day, without any warning that there was a problem, the release mechanism just DIDN'T WORK! I squeezed the button, just like I had done 50-80 times before, and it didn't release the lock. I almost couldn't get it off my guitar! I messed with it a little and it finally released. I tried it a few more times before it eventually seized up and I could absolutely not open it anymore. I'm sure this just happened to be a random faulty capo, but I'm not willing to waste money on a capo that at any moment may malfunction and potentially do harm to my guitar in trying to get it off. You might buy one and have no problems ever, but I'm warning you... try it at your own risk!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perfect capo

By acousticbob

from Boston

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

    Perfect intonation and easy to put on and off and quick changes. Made very well and all perfect. Sound is the same with and with no capo, not muffled and strings ring and in tune

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    It doesn't work!

    By Sammy

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Not Functional
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

    I've been using an original G7 capo, and I love it. It works great - it's the best capo I've ever used. I decided to get this 2nd generation capo for back up, thinking it would work better or just as well as the original. Well, what a huge disappointment - it doesn't work! The rubber is so hard and doesn't give, so all you can do is to press it against the neck as hard as you can. And no matter how hard I press the dumb thing, I get either buzzing or muffled sound at any fret. It's the worst capo ever. I gave 1 star, only because there's no 0 star. I want a refund from the manufacturer!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    worth every penny

    By pakirk54

    from Greeley, CO

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Oneasy Off
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Keeps Guitar Tuning
    • Solid

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

        This is one of the few capos I've used that clamps on solidly, yet is easy to get off and on. One of the best for not changing tuning. Out of the way when on.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best capo

        By lupkyn

        from winston salem, nc

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

            I use capos a lot, and have tried them all. I've been a loyal Shubb user for several years, but this is a superior capo. It does not effect tuning and it is awesomely simple and easy to use. Brilliant product, worth the extra money.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Capo (but not perfect...yet)

            By AsianGuy97

            from New York

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Ok Build Quality

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

            I've been using the 1st generation G7th performance capo for several years and had been very satisfied with it. The only reason I decided to upgrade to the 2nd generation was from reading other reviews that stated the "rubber" polymer was new for the 2nd generation and it was better for the neck. I should state, I have no marks as a result of my 1st generation capo, but I figured, why take the chance if I will be using it for the next decade or more.
            So on to the review…
            I had initially purchased a black version, and found that the manufacture quality was lower than my original G7th, I say this because the "rubber" form was sloppily glued on one side and I saw a chip on the tip of the capo. Functionally it was perfect, but if you buy new…it should well…appear new.
            The good people at musician's friend exchanged it without a hassle, but I opted for a silver one because the black one was out of stock at this point. Upon receiving my silver one, I notice a similar, but dramatically less pronounced, deformation on the same location of the capo where the rubber meets the solid material. I can only assume it's the result their new manufacturing process.
            The 2nd Generation G7th is exactly as it is advertised, it is lighter and thinner than its predecessor, however I don't know if reversing the button release direction really helped all that much for me functionally. The idea is that you can now change the location of the capo with one hand, so that you can do it in the middle of a song if so required. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I don't have sweaty or excrete all that much oils on my hands, so the lack of "stickiness" makes it difficult for me to grab on to the capo quickly (without a handle). I still find myself using both hands to move the capo, I don't know if that's the result of habitual training from the 1st generation version, or if the new reversed button direction missed its mark. In either case, I'd have to go with the old fashion clamp (with handles) capo if I needed to change my capo location in the middle of play.
            Finally, this performance capo appears to have a slightly different curvature, and holds down my strings slightly better than my first generation. It is not however flat enough for me to believe it will work on a classical guitar (I don't own one to test it), so if that's what your aim is, test it before you buy it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great capo for different radius necks

            By Kmc5150

            from Shiloh,NJ

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

            I have guitars with different radius necks and this works great on all of them by simply adding pressure to clamp it down.This to me is better than the ones that have the screw type.The release button is quick and easy.A little pricey but worth it especially after buying capos that did not work over the years.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great capo. Don't drop on tile, though.

            By Jerry

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Doesn't Change Tuning
            • Easy To Put On
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • If Not Tightjust Squeeze

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • The Usual

              Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

              Great capo. Install it without changing the tuning. If you placed it right, and it's still not gripping tightly enough, just give it a squeeze and the problem is gone. It can be tightened while in place and doesn't let go until you trip the release lever.

              The chicks LOVE it. (just kidding ;o)

              It did take some damage to the release lever when I dropped it on a tile floor, but it still works fine. I'm actually here today to buy another.

              The capo rides on my headstock. Sometimes, it's been known to come off, even if it's tight. Usually not, though.

               
              5.0

              Improvement on the Great Original

              By Chris

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                I lost my original G7th Performance Capo recently. That was a very sad day, because I had gotten a ton of use out of it. I looked at some other options, such as the Thalia, but other than a pretty appearance, I didn't see much advantage of paying twice as much for not much more functionality. I decided to go with G7th again, based on the past performance and reliability. The great thing is that this version 2 capo has all the things I liked about the first one (mainly keeping the guitar in tune after using it and good tone/sustain), but also improved 2 key parts where the previous version was lacking. The weight is much lighter (and it is thinner too). The best improvement is the position of the lever to take it off. The previous version lever was just awkward enough that it was tough to get it off with one hand and move during a set. Now, they positioned it better so it is truly a one hand job. It's very easy to use, works great, and I trust their customer service if it ever does fail. Just get one and avoid the cheaper ones with issues. Also, the price was nicer here than through other vendors, so why not?

                 
                5.0

                g 7th capo

                By The Wolf

                from Staten Island ny

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                  Extremely well made excellent material

                   
                  2.0

                  Try it at your own risk!

                  By Worship Leader

                  from North Central Ohio

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Looks Good

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality
                  • Too Expensive For Not Much Benefit

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                    WITHOUT WARNING, THIS CAPO CAN LOCK UP AND BECOME UNUSABLE!!!! I used this capo (weekly) for 3 months. I liked the look of it... sleek design, less bulky, almost un-noticeable to the audience. And I liked being able to store it close to where I use it (easy to position it just beyond the nut). However, this capo didn't necessarily work any better than a normal spring-loaded capo, and it didn't improve the playability or sound of the guitar. I still had to make sure it was securely applied to the neck with proper contact across the fret board in order to prevent string buzz... same thing I've ever done with any other capo. One day, without any warning that there was a problem, the release mechanism just DIDN'T WORK! I squeezed the button, just like I had done 50-80 times before, and it didn't release the lock. I almost couldn't get it off my guitar! I messed with it a little and it finally released. I tried it a few more times before it eventually seized up and I could absolutely not open it anymore. I'm sure this just happened to be a random faulty capo, but I'm not willing to waste money on a capo that at any moment may malfunction and potentially do harm to my guitar in trying to get it off. You might buy one and have no problems ever, but I'm warning you... try it at your own risk!

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