Spring Loaded Capo

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Written By Sarah Barlow

Chief Music Officer



This modern type of device utilizes a spring-controlled handle that allows the musician to add or remove the capo quickly. This cost effective capo can be added or remove quickly even while in the middle of playing a song. The primary advantage of a spring loaded capo, is that this capo can be clamped or unclamped using just 1 hand.

The main disadvantage is that, in this type of capo the amount of pressure applied to strings cannot be easily adjusted hence it can lead to string bending.