I want to play a fingerstyle guitar based on open-voiced chords in the key of D, capoed to be in D, Eb or E for performance. I'd love to have the low D from a drop-D tuning but this messes up some chords, primarily G.
I was thinking to capo on fret 2 (and potentially detune the guitar 1-2 semi-tones depending on the performance key) but only capo the top 5 strings A-E. Now I have the open tuning effect but any open chords which fret the bottom string will work, e.g. G.
It works great except that now the capo is blocking my finger when I try to reach the 2nd fret on low E... I can do it but it's difficult and prone to buzzing.
How might I overcome this? I'm open to different ideas whether they involve fingering technique, changing my approach, or some special bit of kit.