The Dunlop Trigger capo is used as the basis and starting point, kind of like a barré.
The S-14-DT is optimized for a curved fretboard and the distance between the “finger tip grooves” on the E-strings is 41 mm, but it has some play so 38-43 mm works fine.
This means that on a thin neck you will have to put some effort into using it on the first fret and on a wide neck you won’t be able to go too far up the neck as the strings will be further apart. Normally you won’t have to use all six rods as the Trigger capo will always be able to capo the string on the lowest fret, and on most guitars it will be possible to fit it on frets 1-5 with different levels of effort. (Placing it higher or lower within in the fret, pushing the string a little bit to the sides to fit the grooves)
Please note that the stabilizer on the back of the neck is made with a pad of treated animal leather, make sure you and you’re guitar is OK with that. Please contact us for a vegan option and we’ll work something out.
Depending on the shape of the head of your guitar the capo may be fitted slightly differently. A thin neck for example means you may have to move it around to find an area where the bracket is firmly attached to the head.
A wide neck means you may have to take one side bracket off and put it back from the side to get beneath the strings. See separate wide-neck video below.
If the width of the neck of your guitar is 42-53 mm you should be home free as long as the head is not a very special design. If you are unsure, please email pictures and measurements of the head of your guitar and we can check it before we ship.
Please note that you have to fit the bracket to the head before fitting the string rods. And always remove the rods first when removing the Chordinero from the guitar, to release the tension in the springs.
Also please note that treated animal leather is used as protective material for the main backet. Make sure your and your guitar is OK with this. If you want a vegan option, please contact us and we’ll work someting out.
Watch these videos to see how to fit and remove the Chordinero.