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Flamenco Capo

Flamenco Capo

by D. Alfieri

Originally published in Guild of American Luthiers Data Sheet #46, 1977 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Volume Two, 2001

Start with a block of ebony 2 1/2" × 1/2" × 1/2". With a jigsaw, rasp, and sandpaper, cut out and shape (see drawing). Drill a hole through the center of the block and taper with an appropriate-sized reamer to match a violin peg. The size of the peg should relate aesthetically to the guitar.

Drill a 1/16" hole at a 115° angle on one arm. Notch the arms as shown with a fine file.

Inlay is optional. A bit of holly veneer dyed red with a red nylon string is a simple, but nice touch.

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