Shubb C5 Banjo / Mandolin Capo


Shubb is the first choice for many professionals that play 5-string, tenor and plectrum banjos and mandolin. The effective bar length is 1.5 inches with a flat profile. See also Shubb 5th string capo. In Nickel or Brass finish.

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Also fits most bouzoukis.

When the Shubb Capo was first introduced in 1980, capos were elevated to a whole new level .

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 it doesn't pull the string 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.


Product Type
accessory, accessories, parts,
Accessory Type
Capos & Spikes
Instrument Suitability
Banjo, Mandolin,
Number of Strings
Brass , Nickel,

Customer reviews

4.8 / 5
31 reviews for Shubb C5 Banjo / Mandolin Capo customer reviews
Andrew Wright
Great capo, fits nicely, etc. Certainly a better option than the pencil and rubber band it replaced!
Rated 5 out of 5
Glyn Ford
Works well
Rated 5 out of 5
John K Watkins
Simple to use and very affectivem Maintains very good intonation.
Rated 5 out of 5
Kim Mills
Quality product
Rated 5 out of 5
Simon Romer
Excellent ***... a little small for my *** unfortunately but it'll work on my standard ***
Rated 5 out of 5