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I know someone posted a thread asking about this. Well, the other day my little brother saw me playing my acoustic w/ a capo so he HAD to have one. So I looked around my room and found some stuff.

I was planning on using the black outer shell of the pencil untill I saw the white part inside. Then I cut it to size to match his fretboard, ran a piece of nylon string through it and tied a taught line hitch.


Then I just tightened it around the fret board.

Heres some pix.










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#2
haha thats amazing!, simple but rather creative
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thanks

And to the inevitable post of "why didnt you just go shell out the 5$"

Its because it was my little brother, who cant even fret a note(I'm trying to teach him but little kids are hard to work with) and he wanted it right then. He'll probibly lose intrest in it by tommorow.
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#5
thats pretty ghetto lol. good job.
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#7
whoa nellie.
rock on, dude!
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#8
dude thats pretty sweet i kinda play a little bit of acoustic, but not enough to spend any money on it. thats great!
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#9
Nice. Very creative. Damm, I should make one now!

Shame I have no spare pencils..
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#10
i did somethinge like that only i tied it really loose so it would muste out notes while i was tapping lol...
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#11
I did that with a shoe string and some quarters once. Worked pretty well.
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#12
That's a rather nice homemade capo, i've never honestly seen one like that, usually people just use pencils and rubber bands.
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I didn't have any rubber bands...


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lol it takes some practice. Just remember, two loops on the side towards the neck, one on the other side.