It's not often we get excited about capo's but the
new Caposonic is something a little different. This revolutionary
design allows guitarists to play different chord voicings without
moving the tuning pegs. For players who use open tunings or just
guitarists who like experimenting this looks like a step forward in
the world of capos.
The core of the CapoSonic is the same old tried and tested
design, clamping to the neck of the guitar and essentially
providing you with an extra finger to transpose.
It then expands on this familiar design adding extra fingers -
instead of just providing a barred clamping, this capo lets you
pick particular notes that you want to clamp or fret.
This means you have access to various open string tunings while
retaining standard tuning across the fretboard. It lets you play
unique open string drones while retaining the familiarity of
standard tuning, for easy chords and scales.
But Caposonic are asking for you help to help launch this
product and are running a kickstarter campaign for any guitar
players who want to get their hands on one of these early. Designer
Ben explains more in his press release:
Ben Ryan: I wanted to introduce myself, my name is
Ben Ryan. I have invented a cool new musical device / instrument /
innovation / invention. The device is based on the theory of using
standard tuned guitars yet arriving at "open and alternative
tunings" sounds. This enables the player to use standard chords,
fingerings, scales and familiar progressions to arrive at new and
unique "voicings" - It is truly revolutionary! In the next week, we
will be launching a Kickstarter campaign and in the mean time one
is able to sign up at our site for updates as well as view the
video. I am very excited by the effort and I am hoping we can work
together to spread the word far and wide! website: www.caposonic.com