The interest that my use of two capos attracts never fails to surprise me - but what surprises me even more is that although people often seem very taken with the idea of using two capos and (I hope) with the sound it creates, no one else ever seems to then go and actually use a partial capo themselves. Perhaps they think it'll be too difficult to master the technique and the different chord patterns involved? Well, let them think that, I say - I kind of like being a bit different! ;) There are of course a lot of guitarists who do use them - just, thankfully, not in my circles! In fact, even Braham Levy, who first told me about them, doesn't use them himself!
Anyway, this new beauty is a G7th 3-string partial capo - not cheap, but worth every penny. As to what to do with all the rejects I'm now left with - maybe I'll take all the capos and put them in a capo museum, and charge all the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em? That'd be appropriate, because it's the two capos that create the sound that causes some folk to ask me if I've listened to a lot of Joni Mitchell...
If you're intrigued enough to want to know what the two-capo sound is, have a listen to my song 'Slick as Texas Oil'.
Now, what would make my lovely little guitar sound even sweeter is a set of new strings. Oh, but it's SUCH a faff to put them on... Last time I needed new strings, the man from Martin Guitars miraculously appeared at GAK in Brighton offering his restringing services for free. I guess he's back in America by now... Any volunteers? There might even be an old partial capo in it for you... :)