Shubb C1 Acoustic or Electric Guitar Steel String Capo


Shubb C1 Original Shubb Capo. Suitable for most steel strung acoustic or electric guitars. The effective bar length is 2" with a slightly curved profile. 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. The serious guitarist will settle for no less. Nickel finish.

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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
Number of Strings
Brass , Nickel,

Customer reviews

4.8 / 5
16 reviews for Shubb C1 Acoustic or Electric Guitar Steel String Capo customer reviews
Alan Wheatley
Shubb C1 Acoustic or Electric Guitar Steel String Capo : This item is at the recommendation of flatpicking guitar instructor Steve Kaufman on Melbay’s ‘You Can Teach Yourself Flatpicking Guitar’ and Melbay’s ‘Complete Flatpicking Guitar’ while I like the idea of the brass finish option.
At present, it seems to me that fretting strings while using a capo so that the capo doesn't hinder the execution of the chord shapes at a new vantage point is a skill I shall have to learn.
Rated 5 out of 5
Brian Alterman
Rated 5 out of 5
Will Nevins
Great product
Rated 5 out of 5
Alan Darlington
Does what it says on the tin.
Rated 4 out of 5
justin blyth
It's ok but can't use one handed so will not replace my old one I can use with one hand. Good tone though!
Rated 3 out of 5