Do electric guitar players use capos?


While not as common as with most styles of acoustic, capos are used by many of the top electric players. They're not a "cheater" — no one would question these players' ability — they're a stylistic tool.

electric with capo
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Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Brian Setzer, Elvin Bishop
James Burton, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmie Vaughan, Dan Vickrey
Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend, John Sebastian

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