Minstrel Banjo

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Lo-tech capo for the gut-strung guitar. Not much to it -Piece of mahogany left over from two banjos ago, orphan fiddle peg, leftover end of a gut bass banjo string. Took about 20 minutes and seems to work. Not the fastest capo I ever slapped on, mind you. I think the trick might be to keep it on the neck beyond the nut when not in use.

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Comment by Joel Hooks on November 7, 2013 at 7:26am

John Hayes Catalog 1883-4, Guitar section...

Comment by Joel Hooks on November 7, 2013 at 7:27am

That was Haynes.

Comment by Ian Bell on November 7, 2013 at 7:58am
Thanks, Joel. The one in the catalogue looks just like one somebody gave me years ago (like all capos, long-since lost) that was described to me as a "flamenco capo". I only had steel-string guitars so it wasn't much use to me at the the time.

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