We are sometimes able to accommodate requests for custom capos when it does not require altering our machining fixtures, dies, or tooling.
One example of such a custom job would be a capo made for an extra-wide neck, as in the case of an 8-string or 10-string classical guitar. We have done this a few times before, and we cannot guarantee it will work as well as our six-string version of the capo. We will only lengthen the part that covers the strings, to the length you specify, but the rest of the mechanism we cannot alter. So the pad will not engage the back of the neck near its center. The geometry will not be ideal, but users have usually been satisfied with them.
Other examples of custom work might include adjustments to a capo’s range, to adapt it to an unusually thin or thick neck. Some other customizations might be possible as well, but none that involve retooling or applying custom finishes.
With any custom work, we cannot guarantee that the results will be as good as with our regular production products, but we will not make something if we don’t think it will work at all. We usually charge only $5.00 to $10.00 in addition to the regular price of the capo for custom work, but it can sometimes take us some time to work it into our production schedule.
Contact us regarding custom capo work. It doesn’t hurt to ask.