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Limited-Edition Fretlocks Make Great Gifts for Guitarists

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Fretlocks, a single-string capo that can be placed on any string and virtually any fret, launched last year with a bang.

Hailed as one of the most exciting guitar accessories of 2015, thousands of guitarists clamored for them.

The last of the British-handmade, limited-edition stock is now set to be this year’s top holiday gift for acoustic and electric guitarists alike.

The single-string capos allow guitarists to expand their creativity and play in ways that were previously impossible, and players of all different styles have been experimenting with new sounds.

Below, percussive guitarist extraordinaire Jon Hart gets in the festive mood with an impossible version of “Silent Night.”

For those who prefer to rock out, Neil Swanson shows how Fretlocks can add to a heavier sound in the clip below.

Fretlocks come in three different sizes to match the most common string gauges. They attach to the frets on the guitar through a hassle-free and clean adhesive backing.

As Fretlocks ramps up its production next year, these will be the last of the handmade sets. The current batch is expected to sell out, so make sure you get in fast.

See more videos at, where you can buy a tester pack of six Fretlocks for £9.99 and a composer pack of 12 for £19.99.