As a guitarmaker, I'm probably best known for the custom-made flamenco guitars that I create in my workshop on the West coast of Canada. The instruments that I build are often made with beautifully-figured exotic woods, which I also use to make handcrafted cejillas (capos).
All of my capos are "made-to-order" and are based on a traditional Spanish design that dates from the 18th century. The peg and the center section of each capo (capodastre) are carved from Madagascar ebony ... and the sides of the capo, depending on your preference, can be made from any one of 21 different types of exotic wood. Special sizes are available on request. In the "Capo Gallery" below, you'll find images of several cejillas that have been created from these exotic woods, including a Special Edition capo made of Mexican snakewood.
The base of this unique "Special Edition" capo is carved entirely from three hand-selected and beautifully-figured pieces of rare Mexican snakewood. To further add to the value of the capo (cejilla), a fine rosewood tightening peg is enhanced with a ring and crown made from African ebony. Click on the arrow to see several images of this finely handcrafted capo.
To order this capo, click on the checkbox titled "Special Edition" and then complete the form below. The price includes the cost of shipping.
Special Edition (US$165)
The price of all capos is US$100, except for the "Special Edition" capos, which are individually priced (as shown in The Capo Gallery above). To order a custom-made capo, select the wood you require in The Capo Gallery by clicking on one (or more) of the checkboxes. After you have selected the wood, enter your name, address, and comments (if any) in the form and then press the [Send Order] button.
Once your order is received, you will be sent a confirmation (by e-mail), which contains information about payment options and the delivery date. Please note that the prices (quoted above) include the cost of shipping. Questions about the capos or the ordering process can be sent directly to the guitarmaker at :
Throughout the "flamencoguitarmaker" family of websites (in 6 languages) you will find detailed information about the individually handcrafted guitars created by Daniel Turner for players, fine instrument collectors, and flamenco aficionados around the world. If you are interested in having a very unique custom-made flamenco guitar made to your own specifications, all the necessary information to get started can be found on the following web sites :
The Spanish Guitar Seminar, which is held in Santa Barbara, California once every two years, is a very unique and informative two-day program for Flamenco and Classical guitar enthusiasts, fine instrument collectors and connoisseurs. The next Seminar begins on July 7th, 2014.