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9035161 Capo  
A capo for use with a stringed instrument that includes a first arm 11 configured to, in use, extend laterally across a finger board and strings. A second arm is configured to, in use, abut...
8962958 Capo for stringed musical instruments  
A tuning apparatus for a musical instrument is provided. The instrument includes a neck having a front surface over which a plurality of strings is stretched. The apparatus includes a clamp and a...
8878035 String depressing device for a stringed musical instrument  
A string depressing device is useable to fret at least one string of a stringed musical instrument. The string depressing device includes a frame that, when adjacent to a fingerboard of the...
8809655 Multi-functional capo apparatus and method of use  
A capo apparatus for use on a stringed instrument comprising a capo body comprising a first leg having a first leg width thereacross, and an attachment extending from the capo body comprising an...
8779262 Capo  
A spring operated capo that includes two jaws with graspable handles and a spring that urges the two jaws to close on the neck of a stringed musical instrument. The spring exerts a force on the...
8779260 Movable capo device  
A guitar capo device utilized by a user on a guitar fret board that includes a casing that includes a generally rectangular portion and a side attachment portion that runs across the guitar fret...
8779261 Converter for fretted instruments  
A device for converting a conventional Spanish guitar into an instrument which can be played like a Hawaiian guitar and/or used to modify the tone, pitch, key, timber and/or chord of a stringed...
8759651 Tensioning apparatus and method for a stringed instrument  
The present invention provides a tensioning apparatus for a string of a stringed instrument, the apparatus including a supporting body portion for releasable engagement between a string and a...
8642862 Mechanical pitch shifter  
A mechanical pitch shifter for changing the pitch of a stringed musical instrument is disclosed. The mechanical pitch shifter engages the musical instrument string between the end of operational...
8642863 Capo  
The invention relates to a capo for use with a stringed instrument. In one aspect, the capo can comprise at least one string compressor, a frame having a longitudinal axis, and a means for...
8618390 Adjustable strap-on capotasto with replaceable strap and method of use  
Generally disclosed is a capo and related methods of use. Operably, the capo may be secured to the neck of stringed musical instruments to barre its strings. Suitably, the capo may (1) generally...
8618389 Capo for stringed musical instruments  
A tuning apparatus for a musical instrument is provided. The instrument includes a neck having a front surface over which a plurality of strings is stretched. The apparatus includes a clamp and a...
8609966 Transposable capo system and method  
A transposable capo system for a stringed musical instrument includes at least one magnetic capo stud having a string slot adapted to receive a string on the instrument.
8546671 Accessory for string instruments  
An accessory for a string instrument including a body portion and a clamping portion that is coupled to the body portion by a connecting portion having at least one point of connection. The body...
8324490 Capo particularly suited to appalachian or mountain dulcimers  
A capo for a dulcimer or other stringed instrument comprises an L-shaped member coupled to a bar member for applying pressure to the strings. A lever pivotally coupled to the L-shaped member...
8203060 Device for use with capo to keep stringed musical instrument in tune  
This invention provides a device for keeping a stringed musical instrument, such as a guitar, in tune while playing same with the use of a capo. The device comprises a bar of lightweight molded...
8093476 Capo tasto  
Capo tasto for fixing on a neck of a stringed musical instrument, comprising a first arm on which a string engaging region is arranged, a second arm on which a engaging region for a neck rear side...
7973227 Quick-fix capo having dual adjustability modes for use with a stringed musical instrument, and method of using same  
A capo is structured and configured to permit rapid installation and tightening thereof on a stringed instrument. The capo includes a yoke with a central support member, a string-contacting...
7968778 Tuner with capo  
A combination of a capo with attached tuner having a sensor that picks up vibrations through the capo. The capo and tuner are connected together as a unitary accessory that is attachable along the...
7956263 Capo systems  
A capo system for stringed instruments, in particular, guitars. A preferred embodiment of the system comprises a clamping assembly in combination with an under-string deflection limiter configured...
7932450 Capos  
A capo has a string press element with an arm and a lever clamp that are coupled to form a clamping opening. The lever clamp has an adjustment end to adjust the size of the clamping opening. A...
7745710 Spring capo  
A capo for use with a stringed instrument having a plurality of strings a neck comprising a fingerboard and a back comprises a string-engaging arm, a clamping arm, and a pivotal connection to...
7563969 Capo for a stringed instrument  
A capo for a stringed instrument includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member with respective first and second jaw surfaces. A tightening mechanism is disposed on the first jaw mechanism,...
7557285 Capo device with selective string compression  
A capo device has a clamping assembly and individually selectable pressure pad assemblies for compressing selected strings of a stringed instrument to selectively tune the stringed instrument. The...
7550661 D-tuner for banjo  
A D-Tuner for mounting on the peghead of a banjo. The D-Tuner has keyed cam pegs, adjustable stops for limiting the extent of rotation of the cam pegs, and linear flexible members attached to the...
7511208 Selectable string capo  
A selectable string capo allows a musician to engage one or more strings selectively while the capo is connected to a stringed instrument, while leaving one or more strings disengaged. The capo...
7488880 String dampener for a stringed musical instrument  
A string dampener for a musical instrument is disclosed for dampening extraneous string noise caused by sympathetic vibrations. The dampener includes an attachment apparatus that releaseably...
7390948 Capo applicable to dobro and slide guitars, and other raised-string instruments  
A capo for Dobro® and slide guitars, and other raised-string instruments is lever-operated and compression adjustable, enabling one-handed placement and removal and precise, consistent chord...
7329808 String bending device for stringed musical instruments  
A string bending device for stringed instruments and methods of use are claimed. The novel device permits the user to tension a string to change the pitch and tone by means of a tension arm and...
7247780 Wrench tremolo bar for a guitar  
A guitar has a wrench tremolo bar thereon, replacing the standard tremolo bar, with the wrench tremolo bar having a desired wrench on at least one end of the wrench tremolo bar, to cooperate with...
7109405 D tuner  
A tuner for a stringed instrument including a base unit, a pair of projections extending upwardly from the base unit, and a clamping bar for attachment to the base unit with a neck of the stringed...
7012181 Capo system  
A capo system for incorporating the advantages of a spring loaded short cut capo and a spring loaded regular capo into one convenient spring loaded capo system, while maintaining the ability to...
6998526 Capo device for stringed musical instrument  
A capo device for a stringed musical instrument having a series of strings extending along a fretboard with spaced frets, in which each string passes through an aperture in a capo element which is...
6958439 Dobro capo  
A capo for use with a dobro or similar stringed instrument. The capo includes upper and lower curved bar members, each bar member having a horizontal arm portion and a downwardly curved arm...
6835880 Guitar fretboard capo  
A C-clamp capo comprises a string press for clamping down on the strings of a string-instrument against a front side of a fretboard. An extension arm curves behind and has an idler clamp with a...
6723905 Split-clip musical instrument  
An inventive stringed musical instrument comprising an independent string copoing device adapted to secure a string of a guitar or other fretted stringed musical instrument at selected fret...
6635813 Capo  
A capo (10) for use with a stringed instrument having a plurality of strings (4) and a neck (2). The neck (2) comprising a fingerboard (6) and a back (8). The capo (10) comprising a string...
6573440 Capo device for a stringed instrument  
A capo device for a stringed instrument for quickly and effectively clamping strings to the fingerboard of a stringed instrument. The capo device for a stringed instrument includes a frame capable...
6528711 Capo  
An improved capo for use with various stringed instruments, such as for example a guitar, for fastening over the fingerboard or fret board to shorten the strings uniformly and facilitate a change...
6521820 Tonal adjusting device  
A tonal adjusting device for selectively changing the pitch of one or more strings of a guitar. The tonal adjusting device includes a lever assembly with upper and lower arms that are designed for...
6459025 Capo  
A capo for use with a stringed, musical instrument includes an L-shaped housing having a fixed arm, a swing arm pivotably mounted to the housing and being spaced apart from the fixed arm, a...
6452077 Disengagable string damper for a musical instrument  
An open-string damper for stringed musical instruments, especially those played with a string-tapping technique, utilizes an elongated rectangular metal shift bar mounted in a transverse channel...
6410832 Capotasto  
A capo that includes a clamping bar (1) which is intended to extend transversely over the fingerboard on the neck of a stringed instrument, and a tensioning device which includes a resiliently...
D446540 Capo  
6271448 Sliding capo  
A sliding Capo for a musical instrument of the lute family which rides in a track in the neck of the instrument. The Capo includes a rigid cross piece holding elongated flanges which ride in the...
6242676 Stringed instrument slide  
A slide for stringed instruments with a bend extension and a finger tab. The slide allows for instantaneous switching between fingered play and slide play.
6107557 Chord display apparatus and storage medium  
A chord display apparatus for use with a musical instrument is provided, which displays chords so as to enable the player to give diversified performance, and a storage medium that stores such a...
6107554 Capo for a five-string banjo  
A five-string banjo having a tuning key for a fifth string and a capo for controlling the musical key of the fifth string of the banjo. The capo includes a set of tuner rods. Each tuner rod has an...
6096954 Capo-holding accessory for a stringed musical instrument  
A capo-holding apparatus for a stringed musical instrument having a fingerboard along which the strings of the instrument extend and a peg head disposed at one end of the fingerboard includes a...
6005174 Slide-guitar capo  
A capo may be used on a guitar or banjo to reduce the operating length of all strings temporarily. The strings of a slide guitar (e.g. Dobro) are suspended approximately 1 cm above its fretboard...
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