Note: if you don’t have one already, learn more about the capo from our post on the topic.
There are a number of specialty guitar capos that you can use to get a new experience with your fret board.
The Kyser Drop D is a quick and easy way to go from standard tuning to drop D tuning in just a couple seconds. With Kyser quality build, it’s sure to add some spice to your playing.
The Kyser 12-string capo isn’t that strange, but it’s often overlooked that a 12-string will benefit from a specific capo design.
The Kyser short-cut capo is what it sounds like. It only covers one or two strings, allowing instant creation of alternate tunings without retuning every string. For the adventurous player, buy two of these or use these while using a standard capo as well. The possibilities are pretty wide open for you!
As far as function goes, this capo does what most good capos do. As far as quality and durability, it goes above and beyond what’s necessary. On top of that, it’s the only capo (as far as I know) that has a lifetime warranty. The price is a little higher than most capos, but the intricate design won’t damage your guitar in anyway and this thing is going to last forever (or you get a new one!)
This SpiderCapo actually works for any string instrument you can fit it on. Unlike most capos that simply clamp over the strings, this one allows you to capo strings individually, making it possible to create a ton of alternate tunings. For the creative player, this is the ultimate capo!
For the beginning player, someone with arthritis, or someone that just wants to take a little pain out of play, there is the Guitar Barre. Sort-of like a capo and sort-of like a slide, the Guitar Barre is used to press down all the strings for a single fret. Used with an open tuning, this means you can play in any major, minor, or 7th key as long as the guitar is properly tuned (it includes instructions!).
The EBow is an electronic bow that vibrates the strings without the player touching them. These $100-ish tools are extremely fun and can create a ton of unique sounds you’d otherwise not get from your guitar. While many people don’t play these with acoustics, we find that the creative player will have no problem finding a use for it.