Akai GCF1

Made by Akai

Description The GCF1 is the ultimate... no penultimate guitar chord finding resource that will fit into the palm of your hand.
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Directory Equipment: Parts/Accessories
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 5/1/2001, Tim Floto (6151) posted:
Overall Rating:
Ok this thing is a little cheesy. But I couldn't resist (GAS you know). I usually construct chords I know from basic chord theory. I haven't used a chord book in years. But this thing is cool and pretty straight forward. I probably wont use it much, but it beats a Guitar case scale book. I'll keep it
Price: $9.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Ebay
Features:
This is a little chord finding gizmo. About the size of a Zippo lighter. It weighs like a couple of ounces. It has an LCD screen and show chords in standard guitar neck form. You can select from the 12 keys, then from Major, Minor, Suspende, Diminished, Augmented and 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th and more. Then you can walk the fretbaord hitting INV to see shapes from ope to the 12th fret. It also has achain so you can throw it on your key chain. Sure! Any it says over 900 chords and I believe it.
Durability:
This thing is very light weight I would guess if you dropped it from bar stool height, it would survive. But it feels fragile.
On 11/9/2000, Inactive Member posted:
Overall Rating:
This is much like the Snarling Dog, except it does not solely use moveable chord shapes. The Snarling Dog aslo offers scales, but it is all based upon the CAGE system.

If it were made out of metal with sturdier keys, I would like it better - and anyone who has ever fumbled for a chord should have one.
Price: $7.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center - Atlanta
Features:
The GCF1 has voicings for Major, minor, MinorMajor, suspended, diminished, augmented, and add9 chords. It also supports 7th, 7th flat 5, 7th sharp 5, 7th flat 9, 7th sharp 9, 9th, 6th, 6/9, 11, 13, and sharp 5 chords as well. It also supports genuine inversions and shapes, not just the moveable chord forms as the Snarling Dog chord finder.
Durability:
It's not generally used live, but during practice. It's made out of plastic, it is not as sturdy as the Snarling Dog, but I like it a lot.