Two years in the development, G7th has announced its new capos for 12 string guitars. The UK company says the secret lies in its patent-pending “Compensated String Pad” for the Newport and Heritage capo models. Previous capo designs have applied extreme tension to all 12 strings on a guitar, inevitably pulling most of them out of tune. Now, G7th’s unique ridged design allows for the heavy and octave strings to be fretted at the same time and with the same pressure, eliminating the need for excessive tension.
Using the flip-lever and adjustment knob of the Newport range, the updated 12 string model allows for quick and easy adjustments, meaning the user can dial in exactly the tension he or she requires and feel confident that an extreme retune won’t be needed.
Coupling the Compensated String Pad with G7th’s ART (Adaptive Radius Technology), the Heritage capo for 12 strings continues to provide maximum tuning stability with the minimum tension required over all 12 strings, the maker says.
Both the Newport and Heritage 12 string capos are available online now from www.G7th.com/12-string and will be in stores soon.