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A guitar capo is one of those items you look at in the store and think – “I could make one of those, why should I buy one?”. Well in case you haven’t gotten around to it yet, here’s a couple how-tos to show you, um . . . how-to.

  • The simple approach – pencil and rubber band -Link
  • The slightly more sturdy approach – marker, stretch bracelets -Link
  • The heavier duty approach (pictured above) – wood, foam, rubber, misc. hardware -Link

    Don’t forget – you can also make your own slide cylinder for those twangy solos -Link

    DIY Slide Guitar
    Make a 3 string slide guitar out of junk -Link

    Collin Cunningham

    Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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