Our first challenge was to have the capo roll and slide along the guitar's neck with minimum friction. Our elastic cord surrounded by low-friction Teflon™ rollers was the first step.
Another challenge was to create a barre roller with equal pressure on all the strings, even though the fretboard of an electric guitar is shaped with a curved cross-section. Our unique rolling barre is therefore flexible, and due to its multiple internal Teflon™ rollers, it rolls easily on a flexible axle.
So that your guitar's neck should never be worn or damaged, more Teflon™ is used on the sides where the capo contacts the neck, and Teflon™ is also used for a supporting slider upon the strings to keep the capo's configuration correct throughout your performance.
During development, the design has changed dozens of times and has become perfected to the point that all dimensions down to a millimeter, and even tenths of a millimeter, are carefully scrutinized. Our crew of expert Spanish artisans keep track of all processes during the creation, tooling, and assembly of the 40 parts and 7 applied materials that make up each capo. Each and every capo is numbered, details are recorded, and it is tested by a guitarist on a Gibson SG electric guitar.
The material for the barre has been selected for durability and crisp tone.
The new reinforced elastic cord is practically indestructible and made to suit most electric guitars, but if its length and tension do not perfectly match your guitar, another cord can be supplied to your specifications.*
The stainless steel frame comes in two colors to match the color of your guitar's fretboard. The brown capo has real Nigerian sapele veneer, and the blond capo is painted glittering gold.
A nylon cord is attached that can be used to pull the capo toward the bridge with just the thumb, and leaving the rest of your fretting hand free. This is one of many keys to our capo's speed.
If you have tried out our capo for a while and find that this cord is an impediment, it can easily be clipped off with a pair of kitchen shears. If so removed, shifting our capo is just a wee bit slower, requiring then both the thumb and index finger to quickly move the capo in the direction of the bridge --- but it's still the fastest capo in the world ! Please view our DEMO, where Alex has opted not to use the cord, still with very good musical results.
Each capo comes with a small, rigid, zippered hard case with a lobster-clasp to latch it onto your belt loop.
*The length of elastic cord (measured between terminals) is about 42mm for all capos we sell. If you decide this cord is too tight or too loose for your guitar we can send you another to your specifications at low cost.
Blond, gold lacquer
Brown, real wood veneer
English language version
Versión en español
Elastic cord - 35 - 39mm
Elastic cord - 40 - 44mm
Elastic cord - 45 - 49mm
Elastic cord - 50 - 54mm
or you may specify exact length.