Thank you for your interest in our capos, we hope you will enjoy the flexibility of them and find new ways of making wonderful music. Here are brief introductions to the possibilities of the Chordinero capo, presented by Matt Sickels and Magnus Zetterlund.
And for inspiration, here’s Jose Macario using it in his original song Natural, now available on Spotify: Natural by José Macario
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What is the Chordinero?
It’s probably the most flexible capo on earth. It’s like having a third hand with six really long fingers. It’s open chords with standard tuning that gives you more possibilities using your standard fingerings and scales. It’s a creative tool for creative people and it opens new doors for musical composers at all levels. Patent pending, Application 1751466-2.
Why would anyone need such a thing?
You don’t NEED it like you need food, warmth and somebody to lean on, but it’s a great help in creating new Music… With a Chordinero you will find that you can use all the knowledge you have of the fretboard because the guitar is in standard tuning, and at the same time you can capo each string individually to get any open tuning. It’s hard to explain in words, but once you sit down and try it for a while you will most likely be inspired and have a lot of fun, coming up with stuff you wouldn’t have found without it. And of course it doesn’t stop there, if you alter the tuning of the guitar and then add the Chordinero to capo individual strings, you will open yet another door to even more possibilities.
Here are some reasons to use a partial capo, compiled by the partial capo pioneer Harvey Reid: http://www.partialcapo.com/why_a_partial_capo.htm
And here’s a great guide to the benefits of partial capos by Justin Roth at Jamplay.com: All About Partial Capos
Is it available for purchase?
From May 2019 there are two versions: the G-series and the S-series. The G-series is the original version and fits on the head of the guitar so you can use all of the fretboard and just add a capo on the strings you want. The S-series is utilizing a Dunlop Trigger Capo to fit to the fretboard, which makes it easy to put on and take off. More information in the Chordinero Model Guide and Fitting the capo on the guitar.
They’re made in small batches but we’re trying to keep at least a few units in stock at all times. We can ship to anyone, anywhere. Just place an order in the webshop or contact us for more info.
If you don’t feel ready to order one just yet, please follow Chordinero on Instagram and Facebook to keep yourself updated on the progress, any news will be posted there. And why not start exploring the possibilities of playing open chord with standard tuning by using other products, such as the Spidercapo, Shubb Partial capos, hopefully for us you’ll get hooked and add a Chordinero to your toolbox eventually 🙂
A good Place to start would be www.partialcapo.com
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