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Partial Capos
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg O'Haver Feb 21, 2009.


Member of the New Christy Minstrels and inventor of the Kyser K-Lever Partial Capos

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Greg O'Haver left a comment for Chris Banks
"Chris, Glad you are enjoying the Kyser K-Lever Capos.  We sadly lost Milton Kyser just the other day.  God bless,  Greg  "
Jan 25, 2014
Chris Banks left a comment for Greg O'Haver
"Cheers Greg - thank you for your capos - I use them in combination with various alternate tunings, love the white one with DADEAD. "
Jan 25, 2014
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Aug 13, 2013
Greg O'Haver posted a status
"Kyser K-Lever Partial Capos are available from Elderly Music and Sweetwater Music online."
Jun 5, 2013
Greg O'Haver commented on Travis Steele Nevels's group Alternate Tunings
"Check out YouTube and plug in "Kyser K-Lever" to the search box.  You will find a number of demo videos that you might just like.  Here are some of…"
Jan 16, 2012
David Mott left a comment for Greg O'Haver
"All I use are Kyser capos. Ease of use says it all."
Nov 2, 2010
Richard F. Benjamin left a comment for Greg O'Haver
"no problem at all. Small learning curve and easy to develope the muscle memory. Great stuff."
Jul 17, 2010
Greg O'Haver left a comment for Richard F. Benjamin
"Richard, I'm so glad you like the K-Levers. How are you doing with hammering on with the lever? Keep in touch. Greg O'Haver"
Jul 16, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Accessory manufacturer
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar, Banjo, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Guild D-50, 1964
Guild D-100CRV
Guild D-5CE
Guild Mark 1 Classical Guitar 1964
Guild GAD-30RAT
Guild G-212 / 12 String 1976
Composite Acoustic Baritone Guitar
Regal Resonator Guitar
Ode 5-String Banjo, 1964
Gold Tone Electric Banjo
Epiphone Sheraton Electric

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Acoustic, Folk, Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Rock, pop, and contemporary Christian.
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Kyser K-Lever Partial Capos

Hi, I'm Greg O'Haver and I am a touring member of the New Christy Minstrels.      I designed the Kyser K-Lever Series of Partial Capos.  They include;
Double Drop-D,
and Open-G 
    These capos allow you to go to alternate tunings without re-tuning your guitar, learning new chord forms [thought you can if you want to] and all four capos feature the K-Lever. The K-Lever allows you to push down (also hammer-on or pull-off) un-fretted bass strings The result is beautiful chord voicings and sounds you can only achieve with these capos.  Check out these demos on YouTube.

     They are great for songwriting, live performance and recording. The first night that Phil Keaggy played with these he wrote three new songs.  Imagine being able to go to four different alternate tunings in any key without retuning your guitar.
The less time spent tuning on stage, the more fun on stage.
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At 2:34pm on January 25, 2014, Chris Banks said…

Cheers Greg - thank you for your capos - I use them in combination with various alternate tunings, love the white one with DADEAD. 

At 2:00pm on November 2, 2010, David Mott said…
All I use are Kyser capos. Ease of use says it all.
At 5:33pm on July 17, 2010, Richard F. Benjamin said…
no problem at all. Small learning curve and easy to develope the muscle memory. Great stuff.
At 7:26pm on July 15, 2010, Richard F. Benjamin said…
Greg, I have a full set of the Kyser K lever capos. I use them extensively and really like em. I have turned a number of friends on to them. So, thanks again. Keep innovating
At 6:48am on May 15, 2010, Vince Serrioz said…
Thanks for the capo update. I will check them out. Listened to your muse and enjoyed your playing.
All the Best
At 4:54am on February 5, 2010, Dave Thomson said…
Hi Greg, You said 'Hi' to me quite a while ago. Thankyou for was appreciated greatly.Haven't been doing much guitar-wise for a while but have committed to 2010 as the year I getback into doing whats needed....the fingertips have softened so much!!!! I've never really used a capo..was into barre-cords but can see where a capo would be of an advantage and yours looks really good. Are they available in in New Zealand through a local(?) store or only through you in the USA? Cheers Dave
At 1:29pm on September 9, 2009, Mel Green said…
Looking forward to helpful insightful dialogue!
At 10:55am on September 9, 2009, Brent Rader said…
Thanks for welcoming me in.
At 3:43am on September 6, 2009, Brian Gallagher said…
Hi Greg
Thanks for making the newbies like me welcome to the group.
At 8:40am on September 5, 2009, Kevin Richard Nightingale said…
Hi Greg ,thanks for being a friend.It's great for me to be able to keep tabs on the guitar scene U.S.A.I've always looked on America as being the home of the acoustic guitar and it's great to see the gigs and place names on the A.G website.Maybe one day i'll overcome my fear of flying and get over there.Till then the is the next best thing,best wishes Kevin

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