Creative Tunings Spider Capo Universal Partial Capo

6-string Universal Partial Capo with Per-string Capoing Capability
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Fantastically Flexible Capo!

Put the Creative Tunings Spider Capo on your electric or acoustic guitar's neck and find out what true playing flexibility is really like. The incredible Spider Capo has individual lever-triggered pads for each string - so your tuning possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Switch effortlessly between open tunings, standard tuning, and custom tunings (even mid-song), or use the Spider capo as a standard 6-string capo. The easy-access levers make quick changes a snap, and the elegantly simple attachment design lets you easily move the Spider Capo up and down the neck.

Creative Tunings Spider Capo Features:
  • Lets you play hundreds of tunings, without detuning the guitar
  • Allows for fine tuning of each guitar string
  • Also functions as standard 6-string capo
  • Works with electric and acoustic guitars
  • Allows for easy barre chords in open tunings
  • Lets you change guitar tunings mid-performance
The Creative Tunings Spider Capo opens your guitar up to hundreds of tunings!

Tech Specs

Made For Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Color Black
Manufacturer Part Number SCAPO A-WK

Customer Reviews

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Wonderfawesome! Highly Recommended...

this is a genius device. as a musician who plays in alternate tunings, whether i start in an alternate tuning and use the SpiderCapo to return to standard or start in standard and use the SpiderCapo - or even Multiple SpiderCapos, a Spider in combo with a regular capo, etc - to create open and alternate tunings the capo-bilities of this device are seemingly endless. I own three currently, two with the Harmonik Mutes. the SpiderCapo is probably the most handy accessory I have owned since the sick-on plectrum holder (thank science for those too! haha). don't go anywhere without it and believe it should be a part of every string instrument player's arsenal - they come in "regular", mini and XXL as well as custom sizes tailored to your specs! C'mon: you can't beat that! with the holiday season coming up, this is a GREAT gift for the musician on your list, or any time of year for that matter, absolutely adore this device!
Music background: Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Inventor and Innovator of musical instruments and winner of the Louis Armstrong award in '99


Stellar product, brilliant idea and fantastic capo-bilities. Highly recommended. Use for going from standard tuning to alternate and vise-versa. Recommend to all my musical buddies - only full and partial capo on the market: especially with the Harmonik Gloves. Live, Studio or just at home playing, this is a great tool. Beginner through expert, useful to any and all. Many I have seen call it "cheating" - to me, it is another tool in my musical toolbox for reducing limitations and expanding imagination. Love love love this nifty little genius device.
Music background: Live, Studio and Home musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer and inventor.

Amazing Capo

The Spider Capo works as stated. If you experiment with exotic tunings you'll love this Capo. If you want to do modified G or drop D tunings the Spider Capo will easily do them and allow you to change between whatever configuration you like quickly. No matter you neck size there is room (and individual spacings) to get an excellent fit. It is even posssible to create John Cage style mutes and ringing sounds. The Spider Capo does the work of a unique and utilitarian capo and is well worth it's price. The frame is metal with six heavy duty plastic tuners. You are able to change neck size and string placement. Lastly, you can design tunings that allow you to play below the Capo's placement for some mind blowing dual tunings. Lets say the Spider is placed at the 5th fret with open A and B strings. Above and below you can create all kinds of chords and unique string placements otherwise impossible.
Music background: Pro Musician

What a great idea!

I never use a capo. I can play in any key at any time. Where this thing comes in handy is when I'm playing slide on my dobro. I actually use two of them at once. This keeps me from having to have more than one dobro on stage with me at a time. Or having someone re-tune it to a different tuning for me while I'm playing. Just put it on the neck where you need it, select the notes you want to use and your done. It could not be any easier.
Music background: Professional Musician & Recording Engineer I've been playing guitar, bass, mandolin,banjo and violin professionally for over 45 years and that is not my age.

Good Concept Poor Execution

Through Sweetwater's outstanding service I ended up with two of these. Here are the issues common to both. Itried these on two electric and two acoustic guitars. 1) The contact pads are glued to the plastic. Good enough design except too much glue was used so parts of the pads are stiff with glue. The stiff glue comes into contact with the neck. This resulted in the pads not seating correctly on the guitar. And when tightened the capo actually lifted up away from the guitar. So the two little tabs on each edge of the guitar would not stay flush with the fret board. Therefore the fingers would not correctly engage and press the strings downward far enough. 2). The thumbscrew was stiff to turn and started binding. The first one I received was so stiff I felt like I was going to break it as I turned it. With the second unit I received I got smarter. I removed the thumbscrew and cleaned and oiled the threads. After doing that I would say the turning was acceptable but still not smooth. Even though I could overcome issue #2 I still could not properly fit the capo of either unit due to issue #1 and was also fearful that further tightening would damage the finish of my guitars. I read about someone else on the internet damaging their finish and assumed they had improperly positioned the tabs which had then contacted the finish surface. But now I am thinking it was actually the glue on the pads that caused the damage. Too bad b/c I think this design has merit but is poorly executed.
Music background: Hobbyist who writes records and produces original music.
See also: Capos, Creative Tunings, Creative Tunings Guitar Capos