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Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo  

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With the touch of your thumb, you slide the Glider GL-1 Capo up or down the fingerboard. When not in use, just glide it over the guitar's nut....Read More

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No screws, clamps, or rubber bands to slow you down.

With the touch of your thumb, you slide the Glider GL-1 Capo up or down the fingerboard. When not in use, just glide it over the guitar's nut.


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GliderGL-1 Guitar Capo
 
4.3

(based on 33 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fast Delivery

    Wow! Ordered on the 8th and got it on the 12th in singapore! Of course, the freight charge cost a bomb lol

    The Capo is surprisingly from trusted name - Greg...Read complete review

    Wow! Ordered on the 8th and got it on the 12th in singapore! Of course, the freight charge cost a bomb lol

    The Capo is surprisingly from trusted name - Greg Bennett! And so happen to use on my entry Samick, designed by Greg Bennett.

    I also bought the headstand - its nice!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Neat, but clumsy

    I think this was an attempt to make the most labor-free capo; it is close. The major knock on this is that switching positions isn't simply as easy as rolling your thumb on the...Read complete review

    I think this was an attempt to make the most labor-free capo; it is close. The major knock on this is that switching positions isn't simply as easy as rolling your thumb on the roller. The capo easily becomes misaligned (not parallel with fret) when you shift the capo to a desired postion. You almost always have to do a final "touch-up" adjustment of the capo to make sure it is lined up correctly. One cool thing is that when you want to go back to regular open tuning (0 fret) you can roll this capo onto the nut, clearing the strings. All in all though, I think it is no more convenient than the Kyser Quick-Change, which I now use. Another thing I don't like is the fact that the two metal axle covers on the sides have a harsh grip finish, like fresh grips on metal dumbells. I accidentally dropped the capo on top of my guitar and guess what? That jagged finish on those metal parts dented my guitar!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By Uncle Jerry

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

        Purchased this capo to play "My Heart Will Go On" the Titanic Movie song. Watched videos of it on YouTube and was impressed by the unique method of the key change. It works extremely well but requires two hands to install, so if on stage best to have a guitar all set up ahead of time. The capo is well made and does not scratch or wear the neck finish at all. Every guitar I used it on stayed in perfect tune even after pulling the capo up a fret. You can slide/glide it with your thumb or reach up with your right hand and roll from the top. Works well either way just keep it as straight as possible after the move.
        Money well spent.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GL-1 Glider Capo

        By Yogi

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Rolls Well

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Not A Good Value

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

        Rolling the capo during playing without interrupting the tune takes some practice. Works well on my classical guitar with a flat fretboard, and at least to my ear, improves the tone compared to a clamp-on capo from another manufacturer. A bit difficult to put on and take off. You can supposedly roll it onto the head above the nut when a capo is not needed but I have not tried that. Although well made, it is expensive, so I can't say you get high value for the money.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fast Delivery

        By GuitarFamily

        from SG

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

          Wow! Ordered on the 8th and got it on the 12th in singapore! Of course, the freight charge cost a bomb lol

          The Capo is surprisingly from trusted name - Greg Bennett! And so happen to use on my entry Samick, designed by Greg Bennett.

          I also bought the headstand - its nice!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works Just As Advertised

          By LesPaulGuy59

          from Princeton, WV

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Very Easy To Learn

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Great Capo
            • Practicing

            Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

            The capo was very easy to put on and remove. I was
            quickly able to learn how to move it with my thumb
            alone.
            It stayed straight on the fret board and didn't
            cause any problem with my tuning.
            This is the best capo I've owned by far.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for 6 string but too small for 12.

            Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

            I play a lot of Celtic tune sets with key changes between tunes. Since I play in DADGAD tuning, a capo is a must. This GL-1 works very well on my old Guild 6 string which has a nice narrow neck. It takes some practice, but I can now change keys without missing a beat and the guitar stays in tune. Problems mentioned by others of it not sliding straight or the guitar going out of tune can be corrected with a little practice. My Taylor 12 string is another matter. The capo is just too small to accommodate the wider neck. It always slips off and ends up with the first string pair not capoed. The mechanisms is also a bit bulky and gets in the way for some first position chords. This is a minor inconvenience. Overall, I am very happy with the GL-1 for use with my 6 string and really wish that they would make one that could be used on a 12 string. For that I just use my old Kyser but it is not as fast and precise as the GL-1.
            convenient for key changes but a bit bulky and gets in the way for first position chords.
            Solid construction. No problems with the springs

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            4.0

            great for key modulations

            By Victoria amp snob

            from East coast

            Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

            This is a great idea! Being able to change keys on the fly is easy and you can keep the open chord voicings, which is very important. Since I frequently use a capo and I set my guitar up in this manner, this capo works great for me. I've read where some players have problems with their guitars playing out of tune using this capo. Well, it's not the capo! Set your guitar up for how you play or if you don't know how, take it to someone who does. This sure bets the "Morpheus capo pedal" that sells for 150.00 and sucks up any good tone you might have.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best capo ever

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

            This capo is amazing!! I've had no problems with it and taking it off and on is easy. It gives me no problems at all and I've had it for years now.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not a good option

            By DanSlam

            from Fort Worth Texas

            Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

            I was always misplacing my capo and thought it would be a good idea. Just roll it back over the nut and it would always be handy. The problem is that it changes the tuning. I do not have time to be retuning everytime I move the capo. I am going to try something else. Otherwise well made.

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Review

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

            This piece of garbage is for the wannabe's and hacks that think it will make then play better. It wont !. It is difficult to apply and even more cumbersome to use. And I hope you like how sharp it will raise your strings when you "slide it off the nut". Kyser is the only way to go. Super fast and adjustable on the fly....not this piece of junk !! Your better off with a pencil and a rubber band !

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            i dont like it

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

            my friend has one of these things. it's cool i guess, but i'm not a big fan of it... i would rather just use a normal capo because there quicker and easier to use. i mean yeah you can slid this thing up and down the neck, but it's not smooth. and it takes forever to put on and take off the neck. i would much rather just clamp on and clamp off. fraction of a second. done.

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