SHUBB
3Capo for 12-string guitar, or any steel string guitar with a wide fretboard.
2.25" wide, curved for a radiused fretboard.
All the capo styles on this page will fit the same neck shape, except the S3v for thicker necks.
Is this the right model for your guitar? See below... | Chart of all Shubb Capo models and style

s3
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S3
The SHUBB DELUXE, crafted of solid stainless steel and featuring the roller design. Made in the USA.
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$29.95


C3
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C3
Standard Shubb Capo in polished nickel finish. The choice of millions of musicians worldwide, now upgraded to feature the roller design and contoured lever.
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$24.95

 


C3n
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C3n
Standard Shubb Capo, as above, but with an elegant brushed nickel finish; a more subtle, satin-finished look.
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$26.95

 

 

C3k
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C3k
CAPO NOIR: Shubb Capo in stunning black chrome finish, now featuring the roller design and contoured lever.
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$29.95
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C3b
Original Shubb Capo in plain, unplated brass finish. Made in the USA.
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$24.95


c3a

C3a
Original Shubb Capo in antique bronze finish.
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$24.95
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L3
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L3
SHUBB LITE: made of aluminum it is less than half the weight of an original Shubb Capo —
Now available in a variety of colors!

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$26.95
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S3v

S3v
A special capo made to fit very large necks, as on some vintage guitars. Also works on some modern V-neck designs.

$29.95

 


sleeve

R2
Replacement sleeve for model 2 or 3: 2.25"

$1.00


dc

DC
Replacement Delrin cap for original capos.

$1.00



Shubb Capos are by far the best for not creating tuning problems. Learn more...

About the MODEL
3

We call it a 12-string capo, since many 12-string guitars have wider than average fretboards. If your steel string guitar has a wide fretboard, chances are that the capos on this page are the right size and shape.

Can I use the model 3 for both my 12-string and my 6-string?
Yes. It'll be wider than it needs to be on your 6-string, but it'll work fine.

fretboard radius

Almost every steel string guitar has a radiused fretboard. The radius usually ranges from 9.5" to 16". While this may sound like a wide range, it is almost impossible to perceive the difference by eye. Our model 1 or model 3 will fit any of these steel string guitar fretboards perfectly.

A few electrics, notably certain older Fenders and copies of them, have a more extreme radius. This radius is about 7.25", and the difference is visible. For these, we have the model 4.

Sometimes people think of their acoustic guitar fretboard as "flat." If they are comparing their Martin to their Telecaster, it may be flatter ...but chances are, it is not flat. It is very unusual to find a steel string guitar with a truly flat fretboard, but in those rare cases -- perhaps custom instruments -- then our model 2 would be the right choice.