Subscribe to Mixdown Magazine


39PC-6W ONLINE.jpg



On review here are two related models: The Clik for 6-string Guitar, W/Radius PC-6-2.062-R and The Clik for 6-String Guitar, Wide Profile, W/Radius PC-6- 2.250-R. The former has a width of 2 1/16, an open depth of 1 1/8 and a closed depth of 11/16 and it’s designed to fit up to the 10th fret on a standard 1 11/16 neck. It can be used on wider profile necks too, but not up quite as far as the latter model, which has a width of 2 1/4, open depth of 1 1/8 and a closed depth 11/16. It’s for wider profile necks and is particularly suited to 1 3/4, 1 13/16, and 1 7/8 necks. There are also models for 12-string guitar, banjo/mandolin, classical guitar and even a model designed to compensate for extreme string bending.




I tried both capos on my Ibanez Charleston acoustic, a model from the mid 90s with jazzstyle F-holes despite being a conventional flat-top acoustic. It’s kinda weird and kinda cool. It has a relatively wide neck but not the super-widest you’ll find out there, so it turned out to be a good all-purpose tester for both capos. I was definitely able to comfortably get further up the neck with the wideneck version, but both gave me good intonation and clarity pretty much anywhere on the neck. And true to purpose, it was easy to unscrew each and place it behind the nut when not in use. Perhaps not quite as one of those rolling capos you see sometimes but it’s certainly easier on your guitar’s finish than a big clip-on capo, and much more accurate than the ‘folky’ kind of capo that everyone gets when they first start playing.




Although each of these capos works well with my guitar, it’s important to select the model that suits your guitar perfectly, which is why it’s great that Paige makes so many very specialised models. It’s worth taking the time to cruise their website and/ or talk with your local Paige dealer to figure out which capo is the best fit for your guitar. Your music deserves it.