Kyser Musical Products Inc. announced a collaboration with Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC) to launch its new series of “Classic Colors” Quick-Change Electric Guitar Capos. The capos feature Kyser’s precision ColorMatch Process along with a newly designed 9.5-inch radius contoured to the fingerboard of most electric guitars.
These inaugural Classic Colors are a nod to the legendary vintage instruments of the ‘50s and ‘60s, including some of Fender’s most revered and recognizable guitars including the Stratocaster and Telecaster models. Available in Surf Green, Butterscotch Blonde, Olympic White and Daphne Blue, the capos are designed with collectors and vintage Fender enthusiasts in mind.
“Fender is excited to partner with Kyser, joining two classic American brands rooted in musical traditions to help players jam and write songs with more ease,” said Richard Bussey, vice president-accessories, lifestyle and licensing, FMIC. “With an all-new radius redesign specifically engineered for Fender fretboards, the Classic Color Collection represents the proud lineages and bright futures of these brands”
The ColorMatch Process involves precisely recreating classic Pantone colors via state-of-the-art photospectrometry, then customizing and comparing the shades against several vintage and modern-era Fender guitars. The capos are also road-tested by Kyser’s artisan crafters and a faithful roster of global artists and techs, and the radius has been engineered against numerous fretboards from several electric guitar models to guarantee accurate tension and fit.
“We felt this series would bring us back to the roots and classic colors that have been highly admired and embraced by musicians for so many years,” said Meredith Attebery, owner and president of Kyser Musical Products. “We aim to continue to achieve Kyser quality, as well as industry collaboration and community, through this series and all of our products.”
This partnership marks the third collaboration between Kyser and Fender since the launch of the Fender Red electric guitar capo in 2013 and the limited-edition release of the Fender Stratocaster 60th Anniversary silver electric guitar capo in 2014.