9.05.2003

The Capo

The light massages its silvery surface and I could see my reflection if I held it before me. It’s beak is coated inside with rubber to maintain, on a guitar, an equal tone of increased key. The grip, also, is overlaid with rubber for easy application, though the spring at its nexus is rather tight and difficult to work. This is so that, when in place, eating at the guitar neck like a police dog, it won’t slip and cause the strings to buzz, a wholly unpleasant sound. Thus, the capo, when employed correctly and skillfully, has an altogether pleasing tenor, one of content assistance and cheerful modulation, making change easier.

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