for playing melodies, where the way notes are played is entirely different. In short, you don t see capo s used on electric guitars because of the use of the instrument. This is not to say you can t use a capo, it just depends on how and what you re playing. Can you use a capo on an electric guitar Have fun with those tunings too. Just make sure to ask for a capo, not a capa or a capon, or else they d hand you a mafia boss or dead chicken. Both of those suck for guitar playing. For some reason, the G7 adapts to all my guitars, while I have to be selective about which Shubb capo, i use. I think these normally sell for 40-50, which is tooooo much, when a 15 Shubb will do the trick if you get the right radius match. Its possible that a capo (rather than transposing) will leave the song sounding more like the original while accommodation the singer. Because a capo is used to raise the pitch of open strings, and 99 of it's use comes in strummed chords. That was then, this is now. It was particularly fascinating because it still gave the chords in concert pitch (not transposed for the capo so I had to work out exactly what voicings were intended by requiring the capo). I dont care what key the original. Are you using the capo because you only know cowboy chords (G, C, D, Emi) and need to play in A? In short, you don't see capo's used on electric guitars because of the use of the instrument. But not all chords sound the same, depending on where you play them on the neck. As with everything, make sure you know why youre using.