a quick note to let you know that the capo arrived safe and sound down here at
the bottom of the world in New Zealand... and wow! I'm at a loss for a
superlative strong enough that could be used in polite society to describe just
how good it is, so I will just say that it is simply exquisite! To describe the
neck of my guitar as a baseball bat would be quite an understatement (oh the
sacrifices we make for the right tone!) and to date, the only capo that would
fit was a cheap model. I play with .014 - .058 strings tuned down half a step,
so I'm pretty much always capo-ed up to pitch, and I knew I was losing tone
because of this, but I had no idea just how much or that my guitar could ring
so clearly in the upper positions.. it's now a bell! Please pass on my most
heartfelt thanks to the rest of the Elliott family - you guys have taken a
seemingly innocuous and utilitarian piece of equipment and crafted something
musical and truly special."
"It was a pleasure to meet you at the Walnut Valley Festival, and
appreciate your guidance on capo selection.
At the festival, I chose to 'take the plunge' and indulge in purchasing two capos--one obtained at the festival for my Mossman 6 string (Elite model, with satin finish), as well as order a custom hybrid for my favorite 12 string.
I received the 'custom' two days ago; now that fingers are too raw to play anymore, thought I'd give you some feedback on your creations:
1. Best capo I've ever used, bar none (and I have a drawer full of unused to prove it!)
2. Exceptional accuracy and quality understate these capos--Click, one twist and go-consistently!
3. Regrets--shouldn't have waited so long!!
4. If you use a capo frequently, this is the ONLY way to go.
Scott and Melisa, thanks for a great product and excellent service. Count me among the converts!!"
"I received my capo two days ago. I would just like to state my thanks for
such a beautiful piece. Not only does the elite capo look and feel like
quality, it also holds my guitar's natural sound, intonation, and tuning better
than any capo I have used. From the initial purchase online to the arrival at
my door step, it has been a pleasure dealing with Elliott Capos. I will be
highly recommending your company and products."
Thank you so much!
"I just received my new Elliott Elite Capo and it blew my mind. Not only is
it beautiful, but it let's my guitar's voice shine through, and sustains notes
without knocking it out of tune. Consider me a believer and a lifelong
customer. I love the customer service too. Thank y'all and keep up the great
capo made it’s way across the oceans and has arrived safely in my hands
down in Western Australia. It looks fantastic on my old Scruggs banjo. Well
done to everyone involved with making the capos. It certainly has lived up
to the ‘hype’ surrounding them. It’s great to see a family business making
a quality item these days.
Once again, thank you so much. You were an absolute pleasure to do deal with. "
- Kevin M.
"Thank you so much for sending along the new capo. I had wanted a capo
that could stay on the neck of my banjo so I didn’t have to carry it around
separately. I still sometimes capo at the 5th fret so I needed the wider
one. On first advice from my banjo teacher I purchased a capo and it was of
sufficiently low quality (I was using another brand already) that I sent it
back and then found out she was using a
made capo from out in Texas.'
Well, it didn’t take me long to figure that one out and order a capo from
you folks. It has just been terrific and very easy to use. I am very, very
pleased with my purchase."
Take good care,
"I've have had my new Elliott-McKinney capo for a total of four days so
far, and I'm in love with it! My first impression was "I can't believe how
small it is". I've been playing for 34 years and had become accustomed to a
larger, bulkier capo. Now, I hardly even notice that it is there. It really
is much smaller than I imagined. The second thing I noticed was the overall
aesthetic of the capo. I had read where some folks had compared it to a
piece of jewlery. I was somewhat skeptical about this until I opened the
package. It truly is beautiful, fully polished, not even a finger print on
it. My last observation, but probably the most important in my opinion, I
did not need to re-tune once I had capo-ed up the neck. Now I'm in control
of the pressure being applied to the strings. No longer is a spring
dictating how much force is being applied to the strings! This aspect alone
is like a gift from heaven! I am truly disappointed with myself for not
purchasing an Elliott capo years ago. It has lived up to all my expections
that I thought it would be! I would like to personally thank the Elliott
family for your dedication to producing a quality product that is
manufactured right here in the U.S.A. I couldn't be happier with my
purchase of the Elliott McKinney capo! Thank you for continuing to
manufacture these time tested beautiful capos!!!
I look forward to my next purchase from your company."
Thank you and God bless,
"There is my grandmothers fried chicken and there is Kentucky fried
You have sent me my grandmothers fried chicken....
I absolutely love my capo...
Thanks to everyone for what they do there...
I couldn't be happier.."
"Just wanted to let you know I am very pleased with my new hybrid capo.
Functional and stylish, it gives perfect intonation up and down the fretboard.
Adding the specific radius for the Bourgeois OM neck is a very nice custom
"Just letting you know my Elliott capo arrived in Australia yesterday and it
is perfect. I'm glad I got the case for the capo as well - it's a very classy
Looking forward to being on the musical journey with this beautiful piece of gear for many years to come.
Thanks for your excellent customer service and a fantastic product. Very proud to be an owner of an Elliott capo- made in USA."
"I contacted Elliott Capos in 2011 after I saw Tony Rice use one of their
handmade Capo’s, what a friendly response I got when I spoke to them personally
all the way from N. Ireland. It was fantastic to know this is a family run
business with a personal touch. Mr Elliott asked me for a few dimensions of my
guitar which is a custom built Lowden, and hey presto when it arrived in gold I
was taken back with the beauty and skill that was used to manufacture such a
beautiful piece of art. When I play I am always asked where I got my Capo and I
am proud to say it’s an Elliott Capo. If you haven’t got one of these Capos I
highly recommend you purchase one you will not be disappointed.
Thanks Elliott Capos you have made an Irish man very happy."
"Got it today. That was fast. Beautiful. Great workmanship. Works like a
charm. Fit my Huber VRB-G like a glove to the 4th fret just like I asked. No
tuning issues. It's every bit as good as my original McKinney capo from 30-35
years ago; perhaps a touch sturdier and that one is still going strong. I just
needed a radiused capo. Yours is great. You have been great to work with."
-Alan Rogers, MD
"Got my new capo! Looks great! Fits great! Sounds great! Is
I have it hooked to my new Taylor 326e Baritone-8 LTD 8 string baritone. Thanks for everything. I may be ordering a banjo one from you soon as well. I play multiple instruments very well and I do not skimp ever on quality."
-Kenneth W. Freeman
"My Elite capo is wonderful. I just picked it up at the post office and I
should be running errands but I’m sitting here playing with it on all my 1 3/4”
guitars and even up to the 5th fret on my 1 13/16” nut guitar with the 1 3/4”
sized Elliott. It is beautiful and works the best of any other capo I’ve tried.
Fantastic. It’s 6x more expensive than my other capos, but 20x nicer and it
doesn’t pull sharp! I won’t use anything else from now on. Now that’s actually
"Capo received - perfect of course.
Thank you for your help and your amazing service. It is a pleasure to enjoy such craftsmanship - and to purchase such things knowing you are supporting people that care.
received my two Elliott capos recently. They are beautifully made, their
design and finish really compliment my guitars. I had some issues on a
Collings OM1A and a new 12 fret Taylor 12 string that I had to use a
relatively high clamping action with the capos I had been using to get
clean notes. The Elliott capos now get the job done with a lot less force
on the necks because the clamping action is applied much more evenly. They
work fantastic and are worth every penny."
you very much for that wonderful capo! First of all - it took two days to
arrive here - you shipped the capo on wednesday, on friday I already held
it in my hands - here in Switzerland - unbelievable! The capo itself is
just great. It works perfectly accurate - as if it was made for my Banjo.
And the very nice thing is, it's a perfectly machined piece - it already
feels great just to hold it in my hands and clamp it to the Banjo-neck. A
capo I hope will be a companion for years to come. Actually the "swiss
pocket knife of capos" Thank you very much for quality and service!
May you all have a blessed time and best regards from the swiss mountains,"
received my capo on Friday. Beautiful piece and works great! I worked in
manufacturing as a welder/machinist for 25 years so I can truly appreciate
the work that went into this little gem. Thanks so much for your great
received the elite capo yesterday after work. It fits the modified V neck
of my 00 12 fret guitar perfectly and capos up to the 7th fret and no more
which is exactly what I wanted. When placing near the fret and tightening
there is no discernible rise in pitch. I cannot see how this capo could fit
the guitar any better. I don't know how you did it but it's perfect. Thank
collected my Elite capo from my friend in San Clemente. I love nicely made
things and especially things made by one person’s hands… so it looks and
feels great. The revelation is how good it is at doing its job… I’ve
collected a few nice capo’s over the years… but this is the FIRST that you
put on and do not need to adjust the tuning…. From 1st to 5th fret it just
works perfectly… never altering the intonation. The other thing it is
great for - and I’d hoped this would be the case - but when I try and grab
something like a B7, capo’d at the 5th fret, the capo is so slim it doesn’t
get in the way. Sure it’s a lot of money… but I love every dollar of
"I just received my McKinney-Elliott guitar capo
and I CANNOT PUT MY GUITAR DOWN!! I play on a Martin Custom HD28 and let me
tell you, the sound is rich and pure. Thank you for your amazing products
and I will definitely keep using Elliott capos from here on."
"I received my capo this weekend and I am lovin it. Thanks! Great
quality and works perfectly...
The perfect addition to my Collings guitar..."
"I play a pre-war Gibson (TB-2), which
I love more than a person should love any material thing! But with all the
capos I've ever used, I've always had to retune whenever I moved the capo.
I often had to re-adjust things to get the tone right, and even then, the
tone wasn't great with the capo on. I've been thinking about getting an
Elliott capo for a while. But I held off because I wondered it it was
really worth the money. I read the info, then called and spoke with
Melissa, who was great on the phone, answering all my questions patiently
and thoroughly. And then I took the plunge. My Elite Elliott Capo came last
week. It absolutely works as advertised. The need to retune is much much
less than any capo I've ever used, and the tone is truly excellent. The 4th
fret is the highest fret I capo, so I can't speak about the tone above
that, but at the 2, 3, & 4th frets, the tone is as good as when there's no
capo at all. I highly recommend this product. It was worth every
- Gwen S.
been playing for 40 years. This capo is going to be a permanent fixture on
my Collings D1ASB. Wow!"
- Joe G.
"I got the capo and it is
amazing, best capo that I have tried in my life. It’s incredible, perfect.
Sincerely, I thought the capo would be great but I’m shocked. My friend who
is also a guitarist now wants one."
– Jose de Castro
Just received my McKinney-Elliott capo yesterday, and wanted to say that
I’m extraordinarily happy with it! I A/B’d it with my others, and it
actually sounds clearer, not to mention the build quality and ease of use.
Thanks a lot!"
"Capos arrived late yesterday, I've been
using them today. Brilliant and perfect! Exactly what I've come to expect
from you good folks.
Many thanks, again!"
"Many thanks. My Elite capo arrived - it is everything I was
expecting...fits great on my D18A and works fine + looks absolutely
-Robin Hopkinson (in the UK)
"Thank you so much
for the quality of the capo...it has become one of man husbands favorite
"I just want to let you know I
love the capo. I have several really nice Martins and every time I use my
Elliott capo, the thing is just so smooth and beautiful and perfect. A good
Martin deserves nothing less. It’s not just a bar that frets the neck of a
guitar. It’s a lovely bit of craftsmanship and feels so nice.Grateful
customer here in Hawaii, Aloha!"
"I received my capo today and it's a
beauty! Thank You!"
"I have loved Elliott capos for
years. They are simply the best. So proud to have a new one."
– Rebecca Isaacs
"I received the Elite Capo and I cannot be happier
with the capo. It’s better than I Imagined. I will be putting a link on my
website to your website and will be using and recommending the capo in
every guitar video I do."
- Ben Clark
"Thank you for the quick
service and the great capos. My banjo and guitar sound so much better with
a capo that doesn’t mute."
- Marty Lanham
"In 2014, I
received, as a Christmas gift, your Elliott guitar capo, which I have used
exclusively ever since. Your Elliott capo is, BY FAR, the best I have ever
seen or used. I have nothing but the highest praise for my Elliott."
- Bill Sky
"These are the best capos I have ever seen and used. The
workmanship is flawless and the design is superior to anything else out
there. They are not only good capos, they are artistically made. The push
button latch is so convenient and positive that I simply couldn’t settle
for anything else. My web page tells the story."
- Bill Palmer
"Got an Elliott “McKinney” model. Beautiful tool, smooth, clean,
impeccably made. A piece of Art. The McKinney-Elliott is a winner and fits
nicely on the Proulx."
- Mark Kramer
"I am thrilled with
the new capo; it is now ensconced on the neck of my main guitar. The other
capos are now relegated to a dresser drawer. The engraving on the side of
the capo is flawless and I can now appreciate that ID methodology
when my capo and/or guitar are passed around the song circle. It can’t walk
off now. Thanks again for your craftsmanship and pro follow-up. Rarely do I
send congrats like this, but you guys definitely deserve it. To me, this is
the capo everyone should strive to own at some point in their playing
- Gary Bunzer
"I feel fortunate to have won one of
your capos at the National Flatpick Guitar Championship. You make the
finest capo available and it is a pleasure to use your capo. Thank you."
- Scott Fore
"The new capo is fantastic. I do show the capo to many
players, especially at the various workshops and camps we do."
- Greg Cahill
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