Since 1980 the Shubb capo has set the standard against which all others must be measured. It is the first choice ... often the only choice... of more than a million musicians worldwide. Once the serious guitarist has discovered the Shubb, he'll never settle for anything less.

What makes the Shubb capo so special? For one thing, its ingenious design: a patented locking action which provides an unrivalled combination of power, speed, accuracy and ease of use. One smooth flip of the lever locks it securely in place... and removes it just as quickly.

And the Shubb capo doesn't create tuning problems. Its soft, resilient rubber is specially designed to work just like a fingertip, so it doesn't bend the strings over the frets. Its closing action is just like your hand, so the strings aren't pulled off center. As a result, no re-tuning is necessary!

Precisely machined of brass and carefully hand assembled, a Shubb capo is manufactured without compromise. Simply holding one in your hand conveys a sense of quality. Snapping it solidly onto a guitar neck, and then removing it, all within about one second, will confirm its reputation for excellence.

all "C" models (the original Shubb capo, not the Deluxe), in either nickel or brass finish:


Nickel or brass, which should you choose? For more details, click here

Available in these models ("B" indicates unplated brass):

S1 (deluxe), C1 or C1B: for STEEL STRING guitar.

  • 2" and slightly curved. Fits almost all acoustic steel string and most electric guitars.

S2 (deluxe), C2 or C2B: for NYLON STRING guitar.

  • 2.25" and perfectly flat. Ideal for classical guitar, or any guitar with an absolutely flat fretboard.

S3 (deluxe), C3 or C3B: for 12-STRING guitar.

  • 2.25" and slightly curved. Suitable for any steel string guitar with an extra wide fretboard.

S4 (deluxe), C4 or C4B: Special, for some electic guitars with radically curved fretboards, such as some older Fenders.

  • 2" and more curved (7.5 inch radius). Note that most electric guitars do not have this radical curve, and should use our C1 capo. MORE about fretboard curves...

S5 (deluxe), C5 or C5B: for BANJO.

  • 1.5" and flat. Also works on most mandolins and bazoukis. NOW AVAILABLE: banjo capos for radiused fretboard. S5-r, C5-r, or C5B-r.

C7B: Special partial capo.

  • Skips the outside string and covers the next three strings, either 2-3-4 or 5-4-3, emulating DADGAD tuning.

VIEW A CHART of the capo models.(the above information in a different format)

Which is the right way to apply a Shubb Capo, from above or below the neck?