Do it yourself capo for your guitar outdoors

I play music instruments, including guitar. Sometimes singing in a comfortable tone would require a capo d’astro.  Buying one is a simple solution, that would increase my already complicated inventory, but I thought, there must be a more simple one, without creating more stuff.

Recently I thought, that taking any stick and attaching it to a fret, for example, with a rope, would work. And it really did. The only thing to observe is a shape of a stick has to match shape of a fretboard. Of course, it is not as good as a real thing, but outside of stage it’ll do. Tricky is how the rope has to be applied. When crossing, change direction of the rope to ensure that it pushes the stick tight to the fretboard.

Sorry for PP rope. It’s for an experiment. Actually I would prefer linen or hemp.


About Pavels Melnis

Independent ecology activist, family farmer, gardener and forestkeeper. Musician: violin, guitar, singing. Hobbies: traveling by bicycle, learning to play different music instruments - accordion, piano, recorder flute, harmonica, drums; languages, theology, prehistory, logbuilding, repairing and recycling. Religious. Ecological. Love all things ethnic and traditional.
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