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G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo  Black

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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...Read More

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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 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Good quality (35)
  • Functional (31)
  • Improves sound (18)

Cons

  • Not functional (8)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (21)
  • Practicing (21)
  • Back-up (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Professional musician (14), Novice (3)

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

 

Not As Advertised

This capo costs twice as much as a standard capo, but it does not work twice as good. In fact, I have to position it around on the fret to keep the strings...Read complete review

This capo costs twice as much as a standard capo, but it does not work twice as good. In fact, I have to position it around on the fret to keep the strings from buzzing and to get a clear chord. It does not work at all when placed above the 5th fret regardless of attempts to reposition the capo on the fret. I have several top on the line Martin and Taylor guitars, as well as a couple of Epiphone acoustic guitars, and I can not get a clear chord tone using the G7 capo. It works slightly better on electric guitars like the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Les Paul, etc due to a more narrow neck; but it still is not reliable. The G7 capo is supposed to be a one hand apply and remove, even while playing, but I find it impossible to do. It is not as advertised and I would not recommend it.

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2.0

Wouldn't buy it again

By Tony Kirk

from Corpus Christi, Tx

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Not Functional

Best Uses

    Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

    Will not hold down the strings on the first two frets. Creates a buzz. Works great on the higher frets... Buy a Keyser instead.

     
    5.0

    My perfect capo

    By bojackey

    from The O.C.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

        This capo is very versatile. You can use it in the traditional orientation, but it works just as well upside down. It's easy to apply the correct pressure anywhere on the neck, you squeeze it just like you're making a barre chord. It isn't bulky, and there are no set screws to adjust or readjust. It just works.

         
        5.0

        Great updated design for a great capo

        By FastFastFrank

        from Near Sacramento, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

            I've used a Shubb capo for many years on 6 and 12-string guitars. Shubb products are great and I will continue to use those, but I wanted to try a G7 capo to see if the on-off timing might be improved. The answer is yes. The new Performance 2 capo goes on very quickly, and can be removed or repositioned very quickly with one hand. String pressure is easily regulated to avoid most tuning problems. I will choose the G7 capo whenever a key change occurs during a song, as this is where the speed and one-handed operation are great.

             
            5.0

            Best Capo yet!

            By Fitness Man

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

              Super easy to put on or move, and never have to worry about being out of tune! Fantastic capo!!!

               
              5.0

              Finally a well designed capo!

              By SCGC-OM Player

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                Amazing design. Struggle sometime with other cheap capos and I've had intonation issues all the times. the G7th Performance 2 allows you to control the pressure needed, especially after the 5th fret.

                 
                5.0

                Hands down-The best!!!

                By Russell

                from DeMotte IN

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                It is the best capo for pro gear.. Don't go cheap, when it comes to capos...

                 
                2.0

                Not As Advertised

                By DONAL

                from CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not effective higher up on guitar neck
                  • Strings buzz

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                  This capo costs twice as much as a standard capo, but it does not work twice as good. In fact, I have to position it around on the fret to keep the strings from buzzing and to get a clear chord. It does not work at all when placed above the 5th fret regardless of attempts to reposition the capo on the fret. I have several top on the line Martin and Taylor guitars, as well as a couple of Epiphone acoustic guitars, and I can not get a clear chord tone using the G7 capo. It works slightly better on electric guitars like the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Les Paul, etc due to a more narrow neck; but it still is not reliable. The G7 capo is supposed to be a one hand apply and remove, even while playing, but I find it impossible to do. It is not as advertised and I would not recommend it.

                   
                  5.0

                  As Good As Advertised!

                  By The Silver Penguin

                  from Simi Valley, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                    A lot of products you hear or read about never live up to the hype. But that is definitely not the case with the G7 Performance 2 Capo. From the moment I touched it and put it on my guitar, I knew I had made the right choice. There were a lot of less expensive capos on the market, but with the Performance 2, you truly get what you pay for. Having used it, I can honestly say that it is worth every penny. It reeks of quality thru and thru. My recommendation is to accept no substitute. If you're looking for the best, this is it!!!

                    (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

                       
                      5.0

                      Only used once so far.

                      By Rusty Shackleford

                      from TN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo:

                          I bought this because a friend has one and told me he loves it. What I like about it is that I control the tension against the strings. My Kaiser capo would cause my guitar to be out of tune when I used it. This one doesn't and I don't have my hand in an awkward position while chording. I like, and recommend it to anyone.

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