Kyser Capo – My personal favourite and more

 

Hello fellow guitar lovers! By far my favourite brand and style of capo is the Kyser capo. I just love its elegance, variety and ease. This is an excellent capo if you know that playing guitar is something you want to pursue, and you want some good quality gear. I have been playing with this capo for over 10 years, so it is really worth spending a little more to have an elegant, beautiful looking capo for life.

Why is it so good?

The main reason it is such a good capo to have under your belt is because it is a very easy to use, high quality capo. As it is made of strong, lightweight aluminum, it is very durable and will last a very long time. You can rely on this capo keep your guitar in tune whilst moving it up and down the neck, and it will keep the same level of pressure on which ever position you put it. I have had capos which were useless on positions 1, 2, 3, and 4, and finally gets some grip on capo 5!

 

Is it the best capo?

I would be lying if I’d say this is the world’s best capo. But even though it is not the best in the world, it is still my favourite. There are capos out there that are even faster to secure, even stronger and longer lasting. Of course it depends on what style of playing you are into, and whether you are really required for quick changes. I have had to play songs live on stage, where I had to change the position of the capo, and the Kyser capo did that beautifully.

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What you really want in a capo, if you change the position of it whilst you are playing, is to be able to do this with one hand, and many capos out there require two hands to secure it. So even though the quality of some capos are better, the ease of this capo is definitely a win in my books and I would choose this over a ‘two hand’ capo any time.

Are there any negative aspects I should consider?

I will lay all my cards out on the table, and tell you all aspects of the playing experience. Although it is my favourite, there are a few snags in the playing experience that I have not encountered with sightly better capos that are out there. One of them is that often when I want to quick change the position on the neck, some of the strings could slightly bend as it is secured from the side, as apposed to straight down. This is easily fixed by releasing it slightly, and grip it on again, but it can be slightly annoying when you’re in the middle of a song and you have to interrupt it by giving your capo a little squeeze.

One more thing, which is hardly a thing at all as I have had my capo for over 10 years and it is still doing the job tremendously, but there is inevitable wear and tear on the rubber that sits on the back of your neck, to prevent it from damage. Over the years, that rubber will become more and more fragile, until one day it will no longer do the job it was designed for, as this material wear down. Other capos will be able to keep the same quality all round for probably a lifetime.

Conclusion

The main reason why I love this capo so much is because it looks so nice. It adds a certain elegance to your guitar that just looks the part, and this capo in particular comes in many different colours and designs. So when you have established you are a guitar player, you would probably want some accessories that look nice, and this capo has the potential to give you a look that you are looking for. So even though the overall look of the capo is the same, the different designs you can purchase are endless, thus making it unique to you.

Please let me know your thoughts on this capo, I would be very interested to hear what you have to say about it, and whether your playing experience is different than mine.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Kyser Capo – My personal favourite and more

  1. Steve

    My son is learning to play guitar, so I can send this article over to him for reference. I tried to take up the guitar a few years ago, but I just couldn’t get my fingers in the right placement, it was really tough. At this point, I am a super novice, trying to help my son gain some footing and I appreciate articles like this that are very helpful. Thanks for sharing your experience, I appreciate it.

    1. Tom

      Steve, Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I really appreciate you taking the time to read it and send me a message. It’s awesome that your son is learning. I remember those days where it would take 20 seconds to change a chord and get your fingers all tangled up, but once you are past that stage it is amazing.

      Since you are the very first person to comment on my post I would love to ask you what else you would like to see on my site (As I am just starting it from the ground up) It would be great to get some feedback of what you would like to know about, so I can produce some more meaningful content for you.
      How to break through the first barrier? Quality gear? Starter exercises? Please let me know, and I promise I will write an article about it!

      All the best!
      Tom

  2. Ali

    What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for information about the capo and when I landed on your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for everyone who is interested in this topic.
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    1. Tom

      Hi Ali! Thank you very much for your comment! I really appreciate you taking the time to read it. I’ll be sure to post some more exciting content soon, so please stay tuned!

      All the best for now,
      Tom

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