Shubb 5th String Banjo Capo Short Scale

From £39.99

The choice of professional banjo players since 1974. This is the 'short scale' capo. Designed by Rick Shubb and precision made in the USA with a fine adjustment thumb screw. Available in Nickel, Brass or Gold plating.

Full description


Attaches to the banjo neck with two tiny wood screws ...It operates on a lever principle, not a spring, so it provides sufficient pressure to fret the string without muting the tone. It slides on a slim, dovetailed bar which mounts flush to the neck, making it sturdy and unobtrusive.

Short series: This capo will accommodate key changes from the 6th fret to the 11th fret (G# - C# in G tuning).  

Please use the drop down menu to select your preferred finish.

(also available in Long Series)


Accessory Type
Capos & Spikes
Instrument Suitability
Number of Strings
Brass , Gold Plated, Nickel,

Customer reviews

5 / 5
5 reviews for Shubb 5th String Banjo Capo Short Scale
eKomi customer reviews
Stu Weetman
Fairly easy to fit. You need a very small drill and to be a bit careful with it. Very convenient when fitted. I have one on each of my steel strung banjos now.
Rated 5 out of 5
Mr O Davey
It's Shubb so good quality. I haven't fitted it yet but I have every confidence it will work well.
Rated 5 out of 5
Ivor Pickard
Excellent quality. Highly recommended.
Rated 5 out of 5
Typically excellent quality product from Shubb.
Would recommend this to any banjo player requiring a 5th string capo.
A wee bit tricky to fit to the banjo if you have little manual skills.
Rated 5 out of 5
Douglas Reid
Good quality goods, have already recommended site to another banjo player.
Rated 5 out of 5