Joshua Gomes is a guitar player and a mechanical engineer from the
His design is loosely based on the Dunlop version of the guitar capo. But unlike the Dunlop, the Sawmill Capo is made of beautiful hardwood. Not only is the Sawmill Capo functional, it is an awesome addition that highlights the aesthetic features of your guitar.
Wooden capos are nothing new. Classical guitarists have been using them almost since the creation of the guitar. Those versions were made of a strip of polished wood that usually was strapped onto the neck with a short piece of the same gut used for old fashion guitar strings.
Another less common version required holes to be reamed into the center of the fret board at different positions. The wooden capo strip that fretted the guitar had a short dowel attached at a 90 degree angle that could be inserted in the fretboard ‘holes’ and fastened.
Steel string guitars require more pressure than their gut or nylon string cousins. Most modern capos manufactured over the past century were made of metal. But now the Sawmill Capo combines the beauty of a wooden capo and with modern design. It is essentially a work of art.
Like all other modern capos, the Sawmill Capo has one-handed capability to take on, off or reposition on your guitars neck.
For an additional cost, you can order your Sawmill Capo with mother-of-pearl inlay that will match the inlay on your guitars fretboard.
Laser etching is also a feature you can order on your Sawmill Capo. The first batch of 250 capos will be laser marked with the Sawmill logo and will come with a serial number.