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About this project

The number one reason people give up playing guitar is because of finger pain, hand chord takes away the pain and frustration, no more hurting fingers just a soft cushy rubber feel. It's also a shortcut for people who don't have the time to learn guitar and can also be a gateway for people learning guitar to help them concentrate on strumming and getting a feel for playing guitar without months of practice. It also has fantastic potential for people with  physical disabilities, arthritis and people with reduced hand strength or coordination,

No complicated fingerings to memorize no more calluses or blisters, For the first time play with long finger nails. Line it up on the strings squeeze it to the neck and strum, sightly lift off and slide it to the next chord.

Hand Chord plays the bar chords the most common chord used in pop, rock and country
Hand Chord plays the bar chords the most common chord used in pop, rock and country

Play basic versions of you favorite cover songs by artists like Jimmy Buffet, Otis Redding, Bruno Mars Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash and many more, or write your own songs or just blow off steam and jam!
The patent pending design has a easy glide radius-ed pad that fits your neck so you exert minimal finger pressure. The rubber fretters are adjustable so you can play dozens of different chords

Underneath hand chord
Underneath hand chord
Move fretters to create many different chords
Move fretters to create many different chords
Add the brass slide attachement and play slide guitar and chords simultaneously
Add the brass slide attachement and play slide guitar and chords simultaneously
Mix and match components
Mix and match components

The modular design allows you to reverse everything for Left handed players (note the finger tongue rest does not reverse but it will still work for a lefty just a little less comfortable) You can swap out components like the extra large handle for bigger hands, or replace the easy glide pad with this guitar slide attachment that  makes it easy to mix slide and chords together,

Slide attachement with slight curve or radius to fit most guitars, not for classical guitars
Slide attachement with slight curve or radius to fit most guitars, not for classical guitars

Normally slide players hold the slide with one finger making it difficult if not impossible to mix in chords, so they have to re-tune the entire guitarnow you don't have to change a thing you can stay in standard tuning and jam on chords for singing or accompanying and then blast off into a slide riffs

You help decide what color
You help decide what color

We will take a poll with the supporters to see what color  the handles will be, the prototypes in the video are red, blue, black and purple, I think the fretter frame should be white to make it easier to see where the fretters contact the strings.


I am Scott Stenten a professional guitarist, creator of the Ergonomic Touchpad and inventor of capo clips  and that is where the idea for hand chord was born. You can even combine hand chord and capo clips  turning your guitar into a high performance power chord machine!

You can even combine hand chord and capo clips  turning your guitar into a high performance power chord machine!
You can even combine hand chord and capo clips turning your guitar into a high performance power chord machine!

The Hand Chords you see here are working prototypes and everything is available as kickstarter rewards to fund this project, and with your help this can be made at a price most anyone can afford. Thank you for taking the time to check this out!

Risks and challenges

I can not think of any risks in this project, everything has been thought through the vendors are in place and everything down to the cost of postage and envelopes has been taken into consideration.

Of course anything can happen any one of your vendors or suppliers can have problems but you work through it. With the modern internet and the ability to call up any number of sources issues like this are often not even known by the supporter . Maybe at worst you have to delay shipping by a week. Keeping in contact with the supporters is the best way because we all want the same thing. Communication is the key!

I have been the owner and sole creator of the Ergo Touchpad a versatile and well respected computer mouse in business for 10 years please check out my website
http://www.ergonomictouchpad.com/
http://www.ergonomictouchpad.com/eu/
http://www.capoclips.com/
You will see 10 years of catering to the internet marketplace as well as touchpad innovations for disable and handicapped users. You could also see over 1400 positive feedbacks on ebay user id ergonomictouchpad

I hope to create a similar business with this kickstarter campaign for Hand Chord based on Solid customer service, innovative ideas, at a reasonable cost.

I know how powerful and amazing the music that will come from this will be and it would be my greatest joy to hear others enjoying themselves as much as I do.

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    Pledge $9 or more About $9

    One Capo Clip ,
    Capo clips turn the open strings of your guitar into a chord, and work great paired with hand chord. your choice of the Ead, G, or C capo clip in red, yellow, red or black,
    Hand Chord not included

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    One Brass guitar slide attachment
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    A seen in the video this has a slight curve or radius that fits the curve of most guitar necks
    not for classical guitars,

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    One set of 3 capo clips
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    Capo clips turn the open strings of your guitar into a chord, and work great paired with hand chord. one of each Ead, G, or C capo clip in red, yellow, red or black

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    One Hand Chord
    the hand chord as seen in video, with everything needed to start jamming right away plus a few additional fretters, brass guitar slide not included.

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    One Hand Chord plus one brass slide attachment
    the hand chord as seen in video, with everything needed to start jamming right away plus a few additional fretters and one brass guitar slide.

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    4 capo clips plus spring clamp capo
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    Capo clips turn the open strings of your guitar into a chord, and work great paired with hand chord. A full set of 4 capo clips plus spring clamp capo to attach them to the neck
    G, C and 2,Ead capo clips in red, yellow, red or black
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    Everything!
    One Hand Chord, one brass slide attachment 4 capo clips plus spring clamp capo
    the hand chord as seen in video, with everything needed to start jamming right away plus a few additional fretters and one brass guitar slide. Capo clips turn the open strings of your guitar into a chord, and work great paired with hand chord.
    a full set of 4 capo clips plus spring clamp capo to attach them to the neck G, C and 2,Ead capo clips in red, yellow, red or black

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