Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

D'Addario Self-Centering Cradle Capo

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

D'Addario Self-Centering Cradle Capo

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Long relegated to very specific kinds of players and styles, cradle capos seem to be having a moment in 2018. Just about everyone who makes a device for quickly changing keys is offering this type of capo, which fits around the neck of your guitar and uses a rear-mounted screw to pull the bar down onto the strings. String powerhouse D'Addario jumps into the pool with the SelfCentering Cradle Capo ($69.99 MAP), one of the lowest-cost cradle capos available.

Designed in part by instrument innovator Ned Steinberger, the Cradle Capo is made from stainless steel. It fits easily around a guitar's neck-just squeeze the sides together with your fretting hand to latch the hinged crossbar into place, and then adjust the tension with the knurled thumbscrew. The non-marring rubbercoated crossbar and rear plate are the only parts that directly contact your guitar. …

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