G7th Performance Capo 2

I remember when the G7th capo first found its way to our shores from the UK. As I do with most gear fads, I withheld judgement until I had a chance to use it onstage. Nowadays, the G7th is the only capo I'll take onstage with me anymore. It really is that good. I find that on a Crowdster, the Shubb S-1 is a better fit, but for all other guitars, including my workhorse Renaissance RS6, the G7th rules.

The G7th capo is the only one I've ever used that offers true one-hand operation, in both the tension adjustment and application/removal. To attach it to the fretboard, you just squeeze until the tension is appropriate, and let go. To remove it, you just pop the little switch on the bottom, and it's off (and the newer geometry of this capo means it can go on your headstock, unlike the original G7th). Yes, it's a bit on the expensive side, but once you master its usage, you'll never go back.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Thomas Spalding
My New Favorite Capo

Unobtrusive and very easy to use. If you don't get it quite tight enough the first time, just squeeze it again to adjust. The disengagement mechanism does have a 30-second learning curve, but it's a snap once you get it. Highly recommended.

Jonathan Fields
Compact, clamps to a mic stand, won't kill your frets, with a little practice fast to apply & remove

I've been using Dunlop Trigger capos for years. Lately I've been playing a single guitar almost exclusively and obvious fret damage is appearing underneath the wound strings from those capos. The various Shub clones have a screw to adjust that I don't want to bother with at a gig and they are not easily clamped to a mic stand. That leaves the very well made G7th Performance option. It took a gig to get used to placing it with the right amount of force on the first try. Another plus is it not as bulky and ugly clamped to your headstock.

Phil Ramundo
3 stars

Well made,but back could be a little shorter for first position cording. Also some bussing on neck 1st &2nd position on my Taylor. I think a thicker pad could resolve this problem.

Ammon Paquette
Great service!

I am very happy with the capo. It works well with my cittern, and allows resonance that was damped by my previous capo.

elaine puzar
totally satified

I love this capo. It provides even pressure across all of the strings whether low or high on the fret board giving a full sound when strumming or finger picking. I will never go back to any other capo.

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