If you thought that a “capo” was a high-ranking mafia member then, well, you’d be right. In this case, however, a capo is a very useful tool to change and expand the sound of your guitar.
Unlike boring capo designs from other makers, this one looks like a shiny shark taking a bite out of your fretboard. Gnarly.
Just so that everyone is on the same page, though, let’s quickly talk about what a capo is and what it does.
On a stringed instrument like an acoustic guitar, there’s something called “open position”. That means a note or chord is played with all or some of the strings unfretted. “Open” chords are chord shapes that have open notes in them. The problem is that open chords, unlike barre chords, can’t be moved up and down the neck to play them in higher keys.
A capo essentially solves this by “moving” the “nut” of the fretboard to wherever you want it; allowing you to play those open chords in any key and position you want. This little gadget is responsible for some classics such as “Hotel California”, “Wonderwall”, and “Here Comes the Sun”.
Why does this particular capo get the nod?
Well, just look at it! It’s a shark!
It’s sure to stick in your audience’s memory for a long time, and if you gift it to a guitar-playing loved-one they’ll never forget it either.
There are three colors to choose from, but for our money the Rose Gold option looks the nicest. Although, at this price you could probably afford to buy all three!