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
Available in these models ("B" indicates unplated
C1 or C1B: for STEEL STRING guitar.
- 2" and slightly curved. Fits almost all acoustic
steel string and most electric guitars.
C2 or C2B: for NYLON STRING guitar.
- 2.25" and perfectly flat. Ideal for classical
guitar, or any guitar with an absolutely flat fretboard.
C3 or C3B: for 12-STRING guitar.
- 2.25" and slightly curved. Suitable for any
steel string guitar with an extra wide fretboard.
C4 or C4B: Special, for some
electic guitars with radically curved fretboards, such as some
- 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...
- 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.
- 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?