It's not often we get excited about capo's but thenew Caposonic is something a little different. This revolutionarydesign allows guitarists to play different chord voicings withoutmoving the tuning pegs. For players who use open tunings or justguitarists who like experimenting this looks like a step forward inthe world of capos.
The core of the CapoSonic is the same old tried and testeddesign, clamping to the neck of the guitar and essentiallyproviding 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 youpick particular notes that you want to clamp or fret.
This means you have access to various open string tunings whileretaining standard tuning across the fretboard. It lets you playunique open string drones while retaining the familiarity ofstandard tuning, for easy chords and scales.
But Caposonic are asking for you help to help launch thisproduct and are running a kickstarter campaign for any guitarplayers who want to get their hands on one of these early. DesignerBen explains more in his press release:
Ben Ryan: I wanted to introduce myself, my name isBen Ryan. I have invented a cool new musical device / instrument /innovation / invention. The device is based on the theory of usingstandard tuned guitars yet arriving at "open and alternativetunings" sounds. This enables the player to use standard chords,fingerings, scales and familiar progressions to arrive at new andunique "voicings" - It is truly revolutionary! In the next week, wewill be launching a Kickstarter campaign and in the mean time oneis able to sign up at our site for updates as well as view thevideo. I am very excited by the effort and I am hoping we can worktogether to spread the word far and wide! website: www.caposonic.com