#1
Guys, I need advice. I have bought the Kyser Quick-Change capo for a classical guitar and so far it has served me well, doing everything I need it to.
However, I was wondering whether I could used the same capo on my steel-stringed electric guitar without damaging either the capo or the guitar?
I am a reasonably experienced player, I have just not used a capo with an electric before.
Please help.
#2
Yes
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
Charles Darwin
#3
Is the only difference that a classical guitar capo has a flatter surface than a gradiented steel-string one?
#4
Generally, that would be a no. Classical guitars have flat fretboards, while steel string guitars are convex. (Outward radiused). You would not get a clean sound. Too tight in center, too loose at edges.
#5
It won't hurt anything to try on your electric. Whether or not it works properly will come down to your guitar's neck and fretboard shape/radius. As you suspected, the difference lies in the flat vs. radiused fretting surface.
#6
Thanks, guys!
I tried it out today, my electric guitar's neck is not overly curved so it worked quite well, with only a small reduction in pressure on the high e string.