It started with an idea. In 1980, Milton Kyser envisioned a better capo, one that was reliable, handmade in the U.S.A., and made changing keys fast. He stayed in the clubs of Deep Ellum, Texas, night after night, for years, bringing that vision into focus.
Four decades later, Milton’s Quick-Change Capo is still all of those things–reliable, handmade in the USA, and fast–with a lifetime warranty and glowing reviews from Texas legends and worldwide superstars like Gary Clark Jr. and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Since the invention and development of the Quick-Change Capo, Kyser has grown from a trusted product into a family of trusted products with a worldwide following. Kyser strings, care and cleaning, and other guitar accessories are available in 35 countries, with packaging translated into over a dozen languages. No matter where you are, Kyser treats its artists like family, offering unlimited ways to customize their products for a truly personal experience, because, at its core, that’s what Kyser is: a family.
In 2012, Milton Kyser stepped down as CEO, and his great-niece, Meredith Kyser, now guides the brand forward. With a talented executive team in place, word of the East Texas brand has spread through the industry–and the world–like wildfire, and Kyser Musical Products, Inc. continues to honor Milton’s legacy by making things the hard way, by hand, with real Kyser family right here in Canton, Texas. Since Meredith took the reins, Kyser has refined its brand approach locally and globally, with a footprint in more than 35 countries and a lasting impression on artists worldwide.
They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. When it comes to Kyser, it’s true. Milton saw a need, but he would only meet it on his own terms. With Meredith’s guidance, Kyser Musical Products, Inc. sees to it that all manner of string players have what they need: a quality product, made with care, one that won’t break down, fall short, or ever stop working, just like Milton Kyser would’ve wanted.