CHOOSING THE RIGHT BLADE FOR A CUSTOM FIT
A unique feature of the Colorado Capo is that interchangeable blades means you can personalize it to fit your guitar and your tone preferences. Consider blade width and material in choosing the right blade for you.
The Colorado Capo offers blades in 2.0” and 2.1” widths to fit your guitar and the way you play. While a tenth of an inch difference in width may seem small, the result can make a huge difference in playing comfort. What we have found is that the “Goldilocks” blade depends on what kind of nut width your guitar has, and how far up the neck you tend to use the capo.
A bit of nerdy background: Most steel string guitars have either a 1-11/16’ wide nut or a 1-3/4” wide nut, while most all classical guitars have a 1-7/8” wide nut.
2.0” width is best for all applications on 1-11/16” nut width guitars. It is also great for 1-3/4” nut width guitars up through the fifth fret.
2.1” width is better suited for 1-7/8” nut width guitars, and applications above the fifth fret on 1-3/4” nut width necks.
Sometimes you feel like brass, sometimes you don’t
Brass has been used in musical instruments for, like, forever. Why?
Brass adds some “warmth” or “thickness” to your tone, and a little more sustain as well. Pairs well with mahogany and maple tonewoods; and with guitars with smaller bodies. Available in 2.0” width.
Select the options above to have your initials, name, signature or graphic laser bonded to your blade. You can learn more about our process and policies on our custom blade info page.
Looking for something different?
Contact us and we’ll work with you to make your blade truly one of a kind.
* All sales are final on personalized blades.