Today I want to show you guys how to make a capo from scratch. I get a lot of questions related to capos:
“How do I use a capo?”
“What do I do if I don’t have a capo?”
“Why do I need to tune my guitar after using a capo?”
In this video I hope to answer a lot of those questions and I thought I’d show you how to make a capo with stuff you can find around your home, just in case you’re not a hundred percent sure that you need one yet.
To make it realistic I did not prepare and buy supplies ahead of time. I actually looked around my house and found all the components necessary within about 2 minutes. While I wouldn’t recommend using a homemade capo in the long run, I’m actually kind of surprised at how well this homemade capo works.
The one issue I have with it is that it’s hard to place it and remove it from your guitar so if you are playing a lot and using a capo a lot I really do recommend buying one. But if you just want to try it out this is definitely going to work for you.
I hope you enjoy this lesson and if you can’t find your rubber bands, let me know and I’ll ask my cat.