Some of the capos

The

Sterner TM

Capo Museum

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Capos have been in existence for more than 200 years and they are designed in many ways. Since 1850 there are more than 130 capo patents, some are smart and some are really crazy. There seem to be few musicians among the designers - or the other way round.
Right now, 242 different capos - old and new - are displayed in my museum.
I'm very proud that one of them is my own design! See if you can find it.
Enjoy!

Anders SternerMenu

 

Johnny Cash, capouserEmmylou Harris, capouser

Take a look at the capos:

Yoke around the neck:

Strap around the neck:

Screw
Spring
Lever
Springy yoke
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Elastic
Nonelastic

Attached from the side:

Attached from above:

Screw
Spring
Lever
Clutch
*

Screw

Special Capos:

5th String Banjo Capos

Bass Capo

Resophonic Capos

Built In Capos
Dulcimer Capos Capo Guitars
Fiddle Capos Poor Boy Capos

Read:

Capo History A Very Useful Tool
Capo Problems Fingertips, Nuts & Capos
Preserving Tone & Tuning Partial Capoing
Capo Humor

P.S.
Do you have information about capos that you think is missing on these pages? Perhaps you own a capo that I don't have? Please drop me a line.

WANTED:
Any capo not presented in the museum.
Here are a few things I want.


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