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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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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 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (57)
  • Good quality (52)
  • Functional (46)
  • Improves sound (29)

Cons

  • Not functional (11)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (33)
  • Concerts (29)
  • Back-up (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (33), Professional musician (24), 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

            See all my reviews

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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

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            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

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            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

              Best capo ever

              By Pamela

              from Washington State

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                Definitely worth the money! One hand operation and the strong clamping make this a must have for shows. Doesn't change the tuning so no more akwardly long stories while I tune everytime I change or rmove the capo.

                 
                4.0

                Does the job!

                By The Preacherman

                from Bonne Terre, Mo.

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                    Ive used about every capo made!...So..why not give the G7 a try! I love the size of it....Its thin, and no springs or handles in the way! Clamps down easily.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Capo out there

                    By Matt The Cat

                    from Everywhere

                    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 own several capo's but this is by far the easiest to put on and take off and doesn't knock the guitar out of tune.

                         
                        5.0

                        I love the G7 performance capos!

                        By SouthPaw Anchor

                        from Colorado

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                          I had two G7 performance capos for a long time. I decided to give one away to a friend a month ago, then lost my other one. Ordered up another, the black Performance 2 version. Works great, lighter... MFriend's/GCenter's price online was the best value I found.I went to my local shop and bought a dunlop capo to tide me over. The sales person said, the G7 is the best. I told him I to one coming in the mail for 20US less than the one on the wall. The dunlop isn't bad, just not as nice and well crafted and designed.

                           
                          1.0

                          Too much for a product that does not work properly

                          By Pepofp

                          from Columbus, OH

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use
                          • Not Functional

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                          Eventought this looks good and it is a good quality. The price is too much for a product that does not adjust correctly. The funcionality is 0. I had to buy another guitar capo, cheaper and it works perfect.

                           
                          5.0

                          A Dependable Performet

                          By Jim

                          from WI

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                            An excellent device. No more buzzing strings. The device stays put. Remains tight. All strings pressed as desired.

                             
                            5.0

                            Would definitely recommend to a friend!

                            By Guitarwife

                            from Arkansas

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                                Bought this for my husband who just started playing a few months ago! He LOVES it! Easy to use, functionality is near perfect, and looks sleek too. All-around excellent capo! Would definitely recommend to others! Also, shipping was fast! I selected express and it got here within a couple days.

                                 
                                2.0

                                Works easily, but messes makes strings kinda buzzy

                                By Daniel

                                from San Diego, CA

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Poor Quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                                  It's built solid, and it's easy to snap on, but you have to snap it perfectly on the neck to not make the strings buzz.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I liked the 1st so much, I bought two!

                                  By Harleymichaeld

                                  from BE Arkansas

                                  About Me Professional Musician

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing
                                    • Recording

                                    Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                                    I initially bought the "original" G7th capo. It weighed a lot, took two hands to move, and if you bent a note it would stay bent. No matter how tightly you squeezed it. So when I read the reviews about them being so light and costing way less than I originally paid, I ordered one. I had it for two days and bought another. All the hardware on my acoustics is gold, so I purchased the gold Performance 2. What a capo. I know there are supposed to be better capos out there, but for the money, you cannot get a better value. They have as a permanent customer from now on. It'll be lucrative for them because I'll have to buy 12 more. The original spring loaded ones I've been using will not keep the guitar in tune. If you don't mind playing sharp, use them. I'll stick with a capo that doesn't change the pitch on any guitar I have. Kudos G7th!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I love the gold one!

                                    By Harleymichaeld

                                    from BE Arkansas

                                    About Me Professional Musician

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Concerts
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                                      I have the Original G7th capo and I seldom used it. I saw the improvements on the Performance 2 and was blown away when I got it. Straight out of the box this thing worked perfectly all the way up the neck. The notes rang out as good as if they were open and you can bend a note without it staying bent. This capo is leaps and bounds above it's predecessor. Plus all the hardware on my guitars is gold and it looks magnificent on all three of my upper end guitars. Kudos to G7th!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      G7th Performance 2 the best I've tried!

                                      By None.

                                      from Gainesville, GA

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                                        Practicing, playing with friends, backup, small band, etc. The performance 2 is easy to use and performs exactly as promised. I would recommend it to anyone.

                                        I disagree with those who say it is overpriced. I've paid more for less.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Improvement on the Great Original

                                        By Chris

                                        from Dallas, TX

                                        About Me Professional Musician

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                                        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 New York

                                          About Me Novice

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                                          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

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