It’s not terribly uncommon for companies to release new products or gadgets at trade shows and conventions. Such is the case with at least one company participating in the IBMA World of Bluegrass festivities this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. The good people at G7th capos are debuting a new product line that is sure to please, their Heritage Series capos.
The overall design of these capos is something acoustic players will be accustomed to, in that it is a yoke-style capo. There have been many predecessors: Paige, Elliott, McKinney, etc., so forth, and so on. Like the aforementioned makers, the Heritage Series capos are made to the highest quality standards and the fit and finish is solid. Available for both banjo and guitar, they are made from stainless steel and come in standard and wide neck widths. As an added bonus, each capo comes with its own leather carrying case that includes room to store your picks.
These capos aren’t carbon copies, though! They contain a technology that allows the capos to form to the fingerboard radius of any musical instrument. This feature, referred to as Adaptive Radius Technology, or A.R.T., allows the capos to press down firmly and evenly against all the strings by use of capsulated silica gel located behind the string pad (the piece that physically presses down on the strings).
The truth is this: they just work. Next time you’re looking for a capo, take a look at these. I’ve only used them a short while, but I think I like it.