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Bestseller No. 1
WINGO Guitar Capo for Acoustic and Electric Guitars - Rosewood with 5 Picks
  • ✔︎Quick Release : super easy to clip on guitar and quick to change. It can even change keys during a song,just clamp it and let your song fly.
  • ✔︎Versatile: this capo can suit your steel string acoustic and electric guitar ,banjo,mandolin or ukulele well.
  • ✔︎No Buzz: perfectly balanced pressure for that clear tone with strong spring.
  • ✔︎Well Made: High-Grade aluminum alloy material and much thicker silicone pad protect your guitars from scratches or demage.
On Sale Now!Bestseller No. 2
WINGO Quick-Change capo for Acoustic and Electric Guitars with 5 Picks for Free,...
  • ✔︎Quick Release : super easy to clip on guitar and quick to change. It can even change keys during a song,just clamp it and let your song fly.
  • ✔︎Versatile: this capo can suit your acoustic electric 6-string guitar ,banjo,mandolin or ukulele well.
  • ✔︎No Buzz :perfectly balanced pressure for that clear tone with strong spring.
  • ✔︎Well Made:much thicker silicone pad protect your guitars from scratches or demage. High-Grade aluminum alloy for better lock and long time use.
Bestseller No. 3
Kyser Quick-Change Capo for 6-string acoustic guitars, Black, KG6B
  • The original one-handed Quick-Change capo
  • Strong, lightweight aluminum with steel spring
  • Professional quality
  • Parks on the guitar's headstock when not in use
Bestseller No. 4
Guitar Capo,TANMUS 3in1 Zinc Metal Capo for Acoustic and Electric Guitars (with Pick...
  • CREATIVE 3IN1:Includes compact capo& guitar pin puller,designed for easier playing.The clip top carry 360°clamping pick holder, won't shake off
  • SIMPLE TO USE: 2.1oz lightweight balance design, Not too heavy or too light , Avoid the feeling of draping sensation when in fast move
  • GOOD DEBUGGING:Capo’s key parts are matched with widening thick high-resilience steel springs and silica. Carefully tuned to ensure reliable performance and safe Instrument protection
  • BRIGHT LUSTER:Uniform Brushed spray, not only the luster color but also bring the comfortable grip feel when in use
On Sale Now!Bestseller No. 5
Guitar Capo,2 Pack Capo Black and Rosewood Capo Guitar Clamp Guitar Kapo for Acoustic...
  • ♫ [ MANY APPLICATIONS ] - Designed for acoustic and electric Guitars,also fit Ukulele, Banjo, Bass, Mandolin.
  • ♫ [ PROFESSIONAL CAPO ] - Quickly and easily releases and repositions with one hand without disturbing tuning.The strong spring action clamps it firmly in place.
  • ♫ [ DELICATE SILICONE PAD ] - Protects your precious guitar from any scratches or damage .
  • ♫ [ BEST CHOICE ] - Do you want your beloved guitar to give you a more reliable and excellent performance? Do you want your favorite guitar give varied and beautiful tones? If so, this guitar capo...

Read More About Guitar Capos

A guitar capo is a simple device that a guitarist uses on the fretboard of a single-stringed instrument to shorten and bind the player's entire playing length to that of the guitar's neck length, thereby increasing the guitar's pitch. It's a favorite tool for acoustic guitar players of all ages, mandolin players in particular. You may also hear it used on a classical guitar, though its most frequent application is with the electric guitar. It may be called a "trunk," "head" or "neck" due to its placement on the sound hole of the guitar.

Guitar capos are designed to make it easier to change from one chord to another. They are easy to remove and replace if you want to change chords mid-song. Most capos attach to the bridge on the acoustic side of the guitar and run from there to the tailpiece on the electric side. A lot of capos these days also have a baroque style action that's similar to a barre that runs from end to end. Guitarists who play with open strings (and many acoustic guitar players) like capos with open strings that respond more readily to finger pressure rather than mechanical pressure of the capo engaging strings.

There are basically two types of capos: mechanical and optical. Mechanical capos turn when they are halfway opened and lock into place. They're useful for using with open-back chords, but it's not clear how they perform with strings with closed backs. Capos with an optical design, which are also sometimes called "traffic capos," work better with closed strings and seem to offer more control.

Capos are used widely in jazz guitar music. Early jazz guitarists often used them as substitutes for index and middle fingers. The earliest capos were much larger than the modern ones. Modern capos generally are much smaller than your typical guitar string, but there are some small capos that are still very useful for fingerpicking compositions. If you're looking for some inspiration about how to play jazz guitar, I would highly recommend checking out some free tab sheets of guitar music or downloading some free audio clips so you can see how a capo is used.

One common capo use is in "chord solo" style songs. In these songs, one guitarist will use a capo to play only a few notes, sometimes a few octaves, in a ascending pattern. Other capos are used to create melody in a song by letting the guitarist alternate various octaves with the open strings. A popular chord solo piece uses a minor pentatonic scale (a series of half-tones that are multi-seeded), played by the first guitarist in a group. With this type of partial capo, the second player's melody (the one the capo was playing) is heard only when the first guitarist's melody notes are passed over by the capo.

Another type of capo used in classical guitar is the arpeggio. This is also known as a half-tone capo, a flattened second fret, and a capo key signature. Some of the most famous arpeggios in history are: Oscar Peterson's OSS favorite "Mystery Train", Arturo Puente's "Comrade," and finally, George Harrison's classic "I'm a home on the hill". Most common for middle C, these capos allow the guitarist to play notes similar to a barre chord (the second fret of a G chord) without the fingers having to touch the strings. When used with the capo on the second fret, it gives a cool sound similar to an electric guitar tuner.

Many acoustic guitars have been made with capos which give them a bluesy or rock flavor. Even some classical guitarists have added a capo to their instrument. Many acoustic guitars come with the "stuck" or "fretted" notes, but the classical guitar capos come in handy for blues players who want that jangly sound.

Guitar capos come in many shapes and sizes to suit different styles of playing. In addition to the typical C, D, and A, many come in a variety of shapes to correspond with the different keys on a standard guitar. There are some models of acoustic guitars with two or three different key signatures. Some of them are double cut for the bass strings and others for the treble strings. And there are capos to match any guitar model, whether it is a nylon string acoustic, a steel string acoustic, or a classical model.