Re: Magnetic Capo?
What if you took the aluminum-instrument route and had a one-piece body and neck with a steel plate directly inside the neck? It would be tough, durable, and you wouldn't necessarily foul up the fretboard. Pop your rare-earth-magnet capo bar on top and be done.
"When I heard what Socrates had done on the lyre, I wished indeed even [I had done] that...but certainly I labored hard in letters!" - Cicero, "Cato the Elder on Old Age"
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