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What is this guitar accessory on 13th fret?

  • It's actually going to be touching on (over) fret 14 - as the lower capo is on fret 2. Thus giving the 2nd harmonic on 'open' strings. – Tim Jul 26 at 9:28
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This is a special capodastro varient with which you can capo individual strings. Such capos are called partial capos. I can't say for sure, but the product name of the one in the video is probably "spider capo".

In the photo it appears that the three higher strings are capo-ed at the 13th or 14th fret while the lower three strings are not affected at this point (but are capo-ed at the 2nd fret). The resulting effect is the same like with a full capo, only with partial capos it is limited to the selected strings.

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    spidercapo.com Here’s the site – Grasshopper Jul 25 at 19:26
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    I was looking more into it. It's a really cool capo for playing harmonics as well. Check this out: youtube.com/watch?v=uEtyjKtJxmg – Luv Agarwal Jul 26 at 7:58
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    @LuvAgarwal - that takes capoing to a whole new level. Love it! – Tim Jul 26 at 9:26
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    @LuvAgarwal: I have a Spider Capo; unfortunately, while it makes possible to fret strings above or below the capo, I was disappointed to find that it doesn't allow individual notes to be fretted at on the same fret as the capo. For example, when using standard tuning down two frets, fretting the top three strings on the second fret would allow one to play most chords as in standard, but gain an improved D chord. Unfortunately, the capo would get in the way of playing a six-string E chord. – supercat Jul 26 at 17:16
  • @supercat Useful info. Thanks. It looked a bit limited in that YouTube demo, and I wasn't sure if it was him not knowing quite what to do with it, or the limitations of the device itself. Have you found any uses for it? – Old Brixtonian Jul 26 at 20:47
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Spider Capo. I have it and I like it. You can capo individual strings.

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