Personalization via Thalia....

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Cdb1961, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Cdb1961

    Cdb1961 Electromatic

    54
    May 5, 2018
    Orange Park, Fl
    I have named several of my guitars and my 5420 is one that has a special place in my heart, now she displays the name for all to see.

    Thalia (https://www.thaliacapos.com/) makes awesome capo's and oddly wood picks but recently I ordered a custom truss rod cover. Makes a special guitar more special...

    One note, I did have to fill and re-drill 2 holes near the nut for the truss rod. It appears there stock Gretsch template is more for US models than Korean. They offered to remake it but it was a simple thing adjust!

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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Very nice. I ordered a custom TRC from Philadelphia Luthier Tools recently.
    Do the names you give the guitars honor a specific person, or how do you choose?
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Ah , a special lady . Looks great . I have 3 of their capo's , quality work
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    This capo matches my 12 string perfectly just like your truss rod cover

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  5. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

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    Feb 16, 2013
    California
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    I get custom truss rod covers engraved at a local trophy shop. Above is the latest I had made for my Epi Joe Pass. I just bring in the original as a template, choose the wording and font, and pick it up a week or so later. This one cost $12 - and the holes lined up perfectly.
     
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  6. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Gretschie

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    Jul 10, 2019
    NE Wisconsin
    thalia is a great company. I bought one of their capos for m acoustic. Unfortunately it was difficult for me to use (arthritis). They graciously allowed a return and refunded my all money. I was bummed it didn't work out (it was a pretty red one) but came away with positive attitude about the company. I still cruise there website for something else to buy.
     
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  7. mister rain

    mister rain Gretschie

    265
    Apr 23, 2020
    new orleans
    my two from quickguards.
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  8. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    Thalias are my favorite capo- they keep the guitar in better tune than others IMO due their customization of the capo to the fretboard radius. I've got 3 Thalias, one for each of my acoustics, and one for my tele.
     
  9. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    318
    Jan 17, 2020
    Oregon
    I always have a few capos with me, but I just have them to loan them out to bandmates that forgot theirs. Now personalized truss rod covers, those are cool! I have one of those on my No. 1 Les Paul. It just says Lester, because that was my dad's name.
     
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  10. Cdb1961

    Cdb1961 Electromatic

    54
    May 5, 2018
    Orange Park, Fl
    Eileen is my mother’s name....
     
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