At the London Guitar Studio we offer a great range of capos for acoustic and Flamenco guitar. These have been chosen from the excellent Aroma, Fzone, Shubb, Dunlop and Planet Waves collections. Our range also includes partial capos and each model is favourably priced.
If you are learning to play Flamenco guitar then you may not be acquainted with capos. Also known as cejillas, these are simple devices which clamp onto the neck of your guitar to shorten the playable length of the strings. This has the effect of altering the pitch of the instrument by half a step for each fret. When playing with a capo, the device affects only the notes of the open strings. All other frets remain the same. The use of a capo can affect the tone of your Flamenco guitar as it can help to create a brighter sound.
The term capo is a derivative of capotasto which is the Italian term used for the head of the fretboard. Capos are often used in the playing of Flamenco and folk music. Using a capo is a simple way to alter the key of a song to suit a particular singer but without the need to transpose the chords. A capo can also make complex arrangements easier to play.
If two or more Flamenco guitarists are to perform the Toque together then the use of a capo can produce an interesting sound and striking effects. A partial capo could be used to barre just some of the strings. This will produce many tonal variations without the need to retune the instrument.
A capo is a versatile and useful accessory for Flamenco guitar which will open up new possibilities for your performance and offer you a degree of flexibility. If you have any questions about our range of capos for Flamenco guitar then please do contact the team at the London Guitar Studio for further assistance.