DIY Guitar Capo




Introduction: DIY Guitar Capo

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This is a easy tip for guitar players if they dont have a Capo or if they forgot it at home! :-)

Step 1: You Will Need

You will need:

- A Guitar
- A rubberband
- A pencil/marker/fork - just someshing hard that dont break.

Step 2: Step 1

Place the marker where you want the Capo to be.

Step 3: Step 2

Put the rubber twice, and put it around the first end of the marker.

Step 4: Final Step

Now put it over the other end of the marker.

Step 5: Done!

Now you are done! I hope you liked this tip. Check my profile for more! Bye! :-)



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14 Discussions

Great idea. I was thinking a way to make a DIY solution while I wait my capo come from mail, but all my ideas were much more complex. Perfect!

That was an old trick we used in the 50's and 60's, before there were many music stores. Some guitarists would just whittle a branch to shape or use an old pencil.

thanks a lot! this really works with a hollow pen tube and when placed further up the chosen fret!(reduces buzz)


Use a hollow plastic pen tube (remove out the pen part), it should bend just enough to follow the curve of the fretboard, helping with keeping intonation and reducing buzz.

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Worked great! Now I can practice while I wait for the capo to come in the mail.

dude!! great idea!!

it buzzes on some of the strings but overall it works!

I've seen lots of musicians use lots of different hacks, but never saw it done like this. So simple, genius!