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Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo  Black 

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Use on any three adjacent strings to instantly create a variety of open and alternative tunings. The Kyser Short-Cut 3-string acoustic guitar capo i...Read More

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The easy way to play with special tunings.

Use on any three adjacent strings to instantly create a variety of open and alternative tunings.

The Kyser Short-Cut 3-string acoustic guitar capo is engineered with the same durability and ease of use as Kyser's original Quick-Change capo, but made for the creative artist who enjoys virtually unlimited tuning.

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KyserShort Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Functional (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Use More Than The Short Cut Capo

I caught a John Gorka concert and saw this little marvel of a capo. So simple and yet it adds so much color to the sound. So I bought it and have played with...Read complete review

I caught a John Gorka concert and saw this little marvel of a capo. So simple and yet it adds so much color to the sound. So I bought it and have played with it alone as well as with a full capo to change keys. Hint: put it just on the 7th fret and play with Amin/F/C chords and then strum. Then cover the open strings on the 3rd or 5th fret and strum - very cool - you are playing below the capo. Then I caught the short cut capo videos that Kyser has online. Now I own a full 6-string capo, the short-cut capo, and a drop-D capo. Yes, sometimes I play with three capo's on my fretboard. I know, I could learn all the open tuning variations but when you learn the power of these capo's, then you don't have to learn open tunings or spend extra time tuning.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A great capo for alternate tunings

This capo pulls the three strings too far out of tune. If it were on all six strings then at least they all would go out of tune somewhat together. The re-tuning is too...Read complete review

This capo pulls the three strings too far out of tune. If it were on all six strings then at least they all would go out of tune somewhat together. The re-tuning is too much of a hassle. I'm going to get a different brand to use on stage.

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5.0

Cut Capo

By Harvey

from Albuquerque

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

    Great if you have arthritis

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    4.0

    Nice cut capo for the money

    By tunes

    from Springfield IL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

        It's a lot of fun to use.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        yep, it's a partial capo

        By Firstson

        from Huntsville, TX

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

            I've played around for years with alternate tunings. I like the sounds, but hate the time needed to tune. This isn't exactly the same as alternate tuning, but it offers some of the uniqueness of alt. tunings. If you're going this route, I'd suggest purchase of a book of chords for partial capos. I've also played with a combination of single string alternate tunings and partial capos. And of course there are options with 2 partial capos.
            So there is some interesting options and opportunities for the use of this technology. However, it's no substitute for solid performance. If you can't play, it won't make you sound better.

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            3.0

            A great capo for alternate tunings

            By Blunote4

            from W. Palm Beach, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Pulls Strings Out Of Tune

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

            This capo pulls the three strings too far out of tune. If it were on all six strings then at least they all would go out of tune somewhat together. The re-tuning is too much of a hassle. I'm going to get a different brand to use on stage.

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            4.0

            Not for electric guitar

            By TheGrail

            from York PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

            I thought this might be fun to play with but it really only works on acoustics. On an electric, the angle of the capo pulls the strings out of tune and it's very difficult to get it to stay in place. On an acoustic with much thicker strings, it's fine. The name of this product is accurate - acoustic capo.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy way to change things up.

            By OldDog

            from Amarillo, TX

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

                I'm self taught and play for the fun with my kids. Occasionally I accompany someone singing. This capo makes it easy to change the dynamics when you are strumming with someone else.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great!

                By joycet

                from Carmel, IN

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

                  Awesome cut capo.
                  Still learning to use it but it's fun to play around with.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Cut Capo

                  By Bassman10

                  from Lame Deer MT

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                  Pros

                  • Convenient
                  • Easy
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                  • Instruction Not Included

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

                  Helpful way to learn to play from novice standpoint.
                  MF great delivery time as usual

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fun to experiment with

                  By guitardude

                  from Yucaipa, CA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Doesnt Work On High Neck

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

                  Works great on the lower part of the neck. In the mid to high neck, the cut out doesn't quite match the strigs on my guitar, so its a bit tricky. But works great on the low neck. Most useful in the 2nd fret position. I bought a book on using partial capos to go with it, which is helpful getting you started if you have never used a short cut capo.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very nice "cut/chop" capo

                  By steve

                  from New Mexico

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                  Comments about Kyser Short Cut 3-String Acoustic Guitar Capo:

                  I used to make these with a hacksaw. Nice to have one that is factory made for alternate tunings. Easy to park on the headstock, easy to adjust.
                  does exactly what it's supposed to do!
                  Kyser...that name means quality capos.
                  Very good value

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