Grover Unveils the Ultra Capo

It features a unique, non-glare matte finish for a soft, no-slip grip.

Cleveland, OH (December 9, 2013) -- Adding to the company’s line of quality guitar accessories Grover Musical Products has introduced the Ultra Capo - the “World’s first” offset capo.

Designed to allow more room for the thumb on the back of the neck. Easy on… easy off… easy to position, the Ultra Capo also features a unique, non-glare matte finish for a soft, no-slip grip. Made of lightweight aluminum, The Ultra Capo has the quality you can expect from Grover.

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