Our Paua Pearl capo uses the same durable titanium process as our other Capo Royale models, so its color-shifting beauty will last practically forever. And its randomly occurring color patterns make each capo unique.
Pāua is the Maori (native New Zealand) name for a species of abalone whose shells are the most beautiful and colorful. Luthiers often use Pāua shell for the inlays on their most special guitars. Fine jewelry crafted from the shells are known as Pāua Pearls.
When we came up with this new finish, its dazzling iridescence reminded us of paoa pearls, and so that became its name. It uses the same durable titanium process as our other Capo Royale models, so its eye-popping, color-shifting beauty will last practically forever. And like the Pāua shell itself, no two are exactly alike. The patterns of color occur randomly, so no one else’s Pāua Pearl capo will look exactly like yours!
Our model 1 capos — “for Steel String Guitar” — fit almost all steel string guitars, acoustic or electric. The model 1 capo is available in these various styles:
Unless your steel string has an unusually shaped or oversized neck, any of the model 1 capos listed above is for you. Some exceptions:
• If your 6-string, steel string guitar’s neck is wider than most, it might require our model 3. (12-string) capo.
• If your steel string guitar’s neck is thicker than most, it might require our model S3v, specially designed for the thick necks on some vintage guitars.
• If your vintage Fender has the more extreme radius of 7.25″, then it should use our model 4.
If you discover that you have gotten the wrong model, we’ll swap with you for the right one. We provide an exchange form for convenience, but it is not required.
Almost all steel string guitars have a radiused fretboard. There may be an occasional steel string with a flat fretboard, but they are rare; perhaps on custom built instruments. For these rare instruments, our model 2 (“for Nylon String guitar”) is the right choice.
While the radii on steel string guitar fretboards are not all identical, they are well within the Shubb Capo’s range for a good fit. This is because its proprietary sleeve material is engineered to be ultra resilient; it conforms to the fretboard’s shape, while cushioning and pushing back on the strings … just like your finger does!