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Paige 12-String Guitar Capo Black

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The Paige 12-String Guitar Capo is used by world-class studio musicians and award-winning guitarists. The Paige capo has an offset bar tube that comp...Click To Read More About This Product

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A sleekly designed, controlled tension capo for 6- and 12-string guitar.

The Paige 12-String Guitar Capo is used by world-class studio musicians and award-winning guitarists. The Paige capo has an offset bar tube that compensates for the smallest of the E, A, D, and G strings on a 12-string. It's ultrathin to complement the instrument and moves quickly and easily. Simply apply the minimum pressure needed until the strings voice clearly, and the controlled tension ensures there's no buzz or string muting. Store it behind the nut when not in use to save time. Max. width: 2-1/4", closed depth: 5/8", open depth: 1-1/16". Made in the USA.

FEATURES
  • Offset bar tube
  • Controlled tension
  • No buzz or string muting
  • Moves quickly and easily
  • Stores behind the nut
  • Made in the USA

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Paige12-String Guitar Capo
 
3.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The only one that works.

This is the only capo that I have ever found that works on a 12 string acoustic guitar without bending the smaller octave strings sharp. It is a good design, but it needs...Read complete review

This is the only capo that I have ever found that works on a 12 string acoustic guitar without bending the smaller octave strings sharp. It is a good design, but it needs improvement. It is not usable past the fourth fret on my Seagull, because the capo is too narrow. When new, you have to install the four little plastic tubes onto the capo. There are no instructions regarding installing the small tubes, so I had to use Fast-Fret lube to get them over the first tube. It was not easy. Also, you have to position them correctly so that they make contact with the correct strings once in use. The capo is awkward to use, and I had to put electrician's tape on the sides of the capo so it wouldn't scratch the neck of my guitar. In spite of all these issues, this capo does a stellar job on my 12 string for the first four frets. I can coax it up to the fifth fret using extreme caution not to dig up the neck. I was on the verge of selling my guitar out of frustration because no capo ever worked for me without having to retune every time I changed position. I really hope that Paige comes out with a bigger 12 string capo. In the meantime, at least I now have a limited use 12 string capo.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

"Looks good on paper ..."

A capo that adequately works for the octave strings has been elusive. The concept behind raised sections to address that look good, but materials used could be higher quality. (BTW - I would...Read complete review

A capo that adequately works for the octave strings has been elusive. The concept behind raised sections to address that look good, but materials used could be higher quality. (BTW - I would expect that to come at a higher $$ amount, and it would be worth it.)
The hinge for the piece that secures the capo in place seems cheap, and and it does not glide on/off easily. I actually lubricated it to see if it would help - not so much. One review I read noted that the bare metal on the top and bottom can actually come in contact with the neck and result in dings to the finish. Valid observation. As also noted by another review, the spacers are difficult to slide on, and the suggestion of helping with a little Finger Ease was a good one. Once in place, the concept works well. Secures everything in place, no intonation problems.
So my conclusion is that this is a good concept poorly executed. I'd like to see the same basic design with a bit more attention paid to the quality details.
I would not recommend the current design.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The only one that works.

By Jimmy J

from Way Up North

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Too Narrow

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

This is the only capo that I have ever found that works on a 12 string acoustic guitar without bending the smaller octave strings sharp. It is a good design, but it needs improvement. It is not usable past the fourth fret on my Seagull, because the capo is too narrow. When new, you have to install the four little plastic tubes onto the capo. There are no instructions regarding installing the small tubes, so I had to use Fast-Fret lube to get them over the first tube. It was not easy. Also, you have to position them correctly so that they make contact with the correct strings once in use. The capo is awkward to use, and I had to put electrician's tape on the sides of the capo so it wouldn't scratch the neck of my guitar. In spite of all these issues, this capo does a stellar job on my 12 string for the first four frets. I can coax it up to the fifth fret using extreme caution not to dig up the neck. I was on the verge of selling my guitar out of frustration because no capo ever worked for me without having to retune every time I changed position. I really hope that Paige comes out with a bigger 12 string capo. In the meantime, at least I now have a limited use 12 string capo.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Paige 12 String Capo

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

This capo really provides clean, buzz-free sound, and I really like it! Since it is somewhat difficult to take on and take off a guitar, particular if one is performing, the clamp should simply be loosened, slide the capo down and behind the nut at the top of the neck; don't unhook it. Then slide into place and tighten as needed. I even store my guitar in the case with this capo remaining over the nut. It's not the kind of capo you want to use with many different guitars, but dedicate it to one guitar for the least hassle.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Reliable Capo

By TaylorBoy-y26t.

from Los Angeles

Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

I've searched for ages for a dependable capo and this is it. An ingenious design with the tubes providing pressure on the first four harmony strings without muting the main strings produces even voicing across all the fret and strings. You must find the ideal spot for where the tubes line up but once that's done, this capo will work on any fret without buzzing or detuning. I'm thrilled with it and recommend it to anyone with an acoustic twelve string.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

"Looks good on paper ..."

By MikeS

from Frederick MD

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Concept For Design

Cons

  • Poor Quality Execution

Best Uses

    Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

    A capo that adequately works for the octave strings has been elusive. The concept behind raised sections to address that look good, but materials used could be higher quality. (BTW - I would expect that to come at a higher $$ amount, and it would be worth it.)
    The hinge for the piece that secures the capo in place seems cheap, and and it does not glide on/off easily. I actually lubricated it to see if it would help - not so much. One review I read noted that the bare metal on the top and bottom can actually come in contact with the neck and result in dings to the finish. Valid observation. As also noted by another review, the spacers are difficult to slide on, and the suggestion of helping with a little Finger Ease was a good one. Once in place, the concept works well. Secures everything in place, no intonation problems.
    So my conclusion is that this is a good concept poorly executed. I'd like to see the same basic design with a bit more attention paid to the quality details.
    I would not recommend the current design.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    used 4 capos, this works the best

    By Dave

    from Midland, TX

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    Pros

    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

        Played guitar 30 yrs. Currently play a Taylor 12 string with Kyser capo. Notice the thin unwound strings next to the thicker wound strings weren't voicing properly. Bought the Shubb C Series 12 string, the G7th 12 String, and the Paige 112 String capos. Tried them all. Paige is the only one that worked flawlessly. G7 has to be pinched and adjusted. Shubb is easist to clamp, but doesn't always work. Paige is hardest to clamp and configure (with the o-rings) but once set,...it works all the time. Cannot make quick changes with Paige so probably not as good for live music,...but provides best voicing.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Difficult Capo!!!

        By Billy Fingas

        from Jersey

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

            The collars given to mute the octave strings on the 12 string are IMPOSSIBLE to get on. You literally cannot get them over the capo bar. This renders the capo simply the same as all my other capos..... I purchased it specifically for the 12 string and it's of no use.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works well - a little hard to set up

            By Mark P

            from Chesapeake, VA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

              Once you get the plastic tubes on the shaft and spaced correctly, it really does cut the dead string problems that other capos I've tried couldn't solve. But, getting the plastic tubes on the shaft was a bear because they're a really tight fit. Had to use a little liquid soap to get them to slide all the way over to the right places.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              12-string guiyar capo

              By IMSINGINDOUG

              from PORTLAND OREGON

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Difficult To Assemble
              • Must Be Assembled

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

              depth of reach needs be a little deeper. otherwise, this is an excellent capo.
              best 12 string capo i've ever used.
              just difficult to assemble.
              better instructions would be helpful, too.

               
              2.0

              Disappointed

              By Bjep

              from NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

                  Yes it does work but, not as easy as described. Trying to put the rubber pieces on was difficult and trying to carefully line it up over the strings takes too long in between songs. I really thought this was the answer but, I will keep searching for a good 12 string capo.

                   
                  4.0

                  Paige 12 string guitar capo

                  By Gunner

                  from Lemoore, Ca.

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                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

                    This capo works better that any other 12 string capo I've ever tried; however, set up is difficult. You have to put the four little rubber circles onto the fret bar. I got the first one on but could not move it to position it. I asked the company how to do it and only got an acknowledgement of my inquiry. I had to coat the fret bar with silicone to move the little pressure pads into position. Once I did that, I was able to move the little rubber circles across the fret bar to set up the capo for my guitar. Once I got it set up it works really well.

                     
                    1.0

                    Baritone 8 string

                    By 2 capo at a time guy

                    from NC

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

                        This Capo will not slip over the nut on my Taylor 8 string baritone. I wish it wood because it does work, which is not the case for any other capo. I only used 2 of the sleeves. But, I have to take it off and on each time I use the capo. Also it is very wide. I've since tried a 90.00 Shub capo. I cant bear the thought of spending that much money on a capo.

                         
                        3.0

                        Unique design. Far from perfect.

                        By Mark

                        from Upstate NY

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

                          I've played 12 strings for over 40 years. They are a challenge even when set up properly. Any capo for a 12 string falls short of perfect.
                          This design is a good one in theory and can work well if time is spent to "work" the capo. It needs to be set up for the string spacing of your instrument and won't work well on the 8th fret if you've set it up for the 2nd - and vise versa. It takes some time to place properly on the fretboard and isn't well suited to live use where quick changes are needed.
                          But when properly set up, it is the one capo I've used that has needed the least amount of retuning on a 12 string.

                           
                          3.0

                          Fatal Flaw

                          By Erik

                          from Murphy, NC

                          About Me Experienced

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                          • Not Functional

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

                            When I got my first Paige, I used it on my Alvarez (which has a narrow neck). I absolutely loved it--light weight, stored just above the nut and easily slid quickly into position when I needed it--and no silly looking accessory sticking out of the top of my headstock! It was great for getting just the right tension quickly, which is especially important to me because I capo all over, up to the eighth fret. Unfortunately, this capo is both too narrow and too shallow for most of my other guitars. Too shallow means it won't slide over the nut or up past the first few frets. Too narrow means it scraps the sides of the neck with sharp-cornered, unpadded metal. This is an accessory you would want to try out on the guitar you intend to use it on before purchasing. If it is not too narrow or too shallow for your guitar, then I think you will find it is a great device which will last you a long time. But, if you change guitars, it may no longer serve you.

                             
                            5.0

                            Paige 12 string capo

                            By Gospel singer

                            from Texas

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

                              easiest capo to use. improved spacers over one I bought 6 years ago.

                               
                              4.0

                              So far, so good

                              By Doug

                              from Maine, USA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

                                  I got the Paige capo a couple of months ago, thinking of using it with my Jay Turser JT-Hawk 12 electric. I got around to opening the package today, to try it on my "new" (to me) Fender Villager acoustic-electric. I had read the reviews before I ordered it, but forgot about the little rings/tubes until I saw them in the package, after I had installed the capo on the Villager. I'm glad I didn't lose them.
                                  So far, I've only tried the capo at the first fret, and it seemed to work pretty well, with no buzzing, flatting, or other "rude" sounds. I unclipped it and stored it behind the nut, but under the strings. I'm not sure if there's enough length in the adjustment screw to store it on top of the strings, and just move it into place behind a fret, as another reviewer did.
                                  The tubes/rings will be taped inside the blister-pack, in case I need them someday.
                                  I might try it on the Hawk-12, just to see if it fits, but I'm thinking I might go with a different brand for the electric twelver.
                                  My Yamaha FG-230 has a couple of other types of capos in its case, probably a good thing since another reviewer found the Paige doesn't fit a Yamaha's neck so well. I've kept the FG-230 (a 1973, I think) tuned a half step below concert pitch for years, just to try and reduce some tension on its neck. It has earned its retirement, anyway.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Tighten up!

                                  By JimJam

                                  from Wild Wonderful West Virginia

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Quality
                                  • Improves Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Paige 12-String Guitar Capo:

                                    I took the rings off, and tightened the capo up nice, and tight, and it worked well. With the rings on everything went sharp and buzzed like a bee.

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