Maya Blue Mexican Abalone


Maya Blue Mexican Abalone


We recently got the opportunity to buy some special blue abalone shell from Mexico.  The rippling of this Mexican Abalone is just stunning.  We only could get a small amount of this shell so we are offering this as a weekly special.

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We recently got the opportunity to buy some special blue abalone shell from Mexico.  The rippling of this Mexican Abalone is just stunning.  We only could get a small amount of this shell so we are offering this as a weekly special.

A design note on our use of the color "Maya Blue."  When we came across this light blue shell made from Mexican Abalone I just knew we had to call it Maya Blue.  In 17th Century Europe, when Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens painted their famous masterworks, ultramarine blue pigment made from the semi-precious lapis lazuli stone was mined far away in Afghanistan and cost more than its weight in gold. Only the most illustrious painters were allowed to use the costly material, while lesser artists were forced to use duller colors that faded under the sun. It wasn’t until the industrial revolution in the 19th Century that a synthetic alternative was invented, and true ultramarine blue finally became widely available.
lmmaculate Conception by Baltasar de Echave (Credit: Museo Nacional de Arte de Mexico)
Across the Atlantic Ocean, in Mexico, colonial Baroque works created by artists like José Juárez, Baltasar de Echave Ibia and Cristóbal de Villalpando in early 17th Century Mexico – New Spain – were full of this beautiful blue. How could this be? Lapis lazuli was even rarer in the New World. It wasn’t until the middle of the 20th Century that archaeologists discovered the Maya had invented a resilient and brilliant blue, centuries before their land was colonized and their resources exploited. You can read more on this amazing color that the Mayan's invented and its history here. 

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"Such a beautiful design and so easy to move it up and down the neck. Great product!" - Alan Gilbert

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"I'm not only satisfied, I'm really impressed every time I use it. I'm looking forward to my next Thalia Capo!" - John Street


We have a variety of exotic wood and shell capos perfect or any and every guitar.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5762 reviews
Ken R.
Beautifully Made

This is one classy Capo, and although a B-STOCK item, it was difficult to find any flaw in this product. Extremely happy.

Greg J.
My first Thalia capo

Recently I purchased my first Thalia capo. I looked for the best deal I could because being my first one and the considerable difference in Canadian and US funds, I didn't want to gamble too much. I was very favorably surprised! There is nothing not to like about this capo. The fit, finish and function of this capo is absolutely first class. My Furch Yellow Deluxe has a neck radius of 15.75, and my Adamas is a 12, and with the interchangeable array of rubber string pads, this capo is perfect. I'd like my Thalia purchase to one to be a custom! Thanks from Newfoundland Canada.

Rebecca G.
One of the best Christmas gifts

I bought this for my husband for Christmas and he absolutely LOVES it!

Pearl Mandala - Another Beauty

A great addition to the collection. Pearl Mandala is a beauty with amazing detail.
True art and a great capo.

Andrew H.
Best Capo I’ve Ever Used

Sometimes I need a capo for my electric guitar. I tried 2 different ones. The first didn’t put enough pressure on the strings and resulted in dead strings. The second put too much pressure on the strings and resulted in my guitar having to be tuned every time I put it on.

However, the Thalia capo was perfect! It puts the perfect, even amount of pressure on the strings and is super easy to move around the fret board. I love it so much! The icing on the cake is how well the design blends in with my guitar! I can’t recommend these capos enough.

Fretboard Radius Guide By Guitar Make & Model

To achieve a perfect fit, the Thalia Capo comes with multiple interchangable fretpads so that you can match the fretboard radius of your specific instrument. The following table lists common fretboard radii used by major manufacturer.  If you do not find your specific brand and model below you can Google your guitar make/model plus the words "fretboard radius"; if that doesn't work you can use the manual method which is described here 

Please Note:  12-String & 8-String Guitars should use our High Tension OctaveTouch fretpads to get the best performance.  Standard Tension and High Tension Rubber fretpads are included with every capo.  Our Teflon fretpads will likely not work on instruments with octave strings. size chart guide fret board



NOTE:  This data has been collected from a wide range of sources and has not been completely verified for accuracy.  If you discover that any of this data is wrong or have additional brands/models to add to our database please send us an email to  Thank you for your help!