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What does it all meanCapo is an abbreviation of Italian word Capotasto. (Capo = “at the beginning” or “at the top”, or “head”, as in mafia boss.) (Tasto = “guitar finger board”). The Spanish name for Capo is Cejilla (Say-Hee-Ya) which means “little eyebrow”. This comes from the general shape of the traditional model (5).… Continue Reading