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Some of our artists talk about Shubb Capos (short videos)...
  Richard Gilewitz
  Johnny Hiland
  Tim May
  Peter Bursch
  Jaime Wyatt
  Kate MacLeod
  Andy McKee

Who was Shubb Capos very first customer, in 1974?
You know his name. Click here.

Do electric guitar players use capos? click here
We introduced Capo Noir in 2005.
Who has our very first black capo? click here
About our artist program

We've never paid anyone to endorse our products, because:

   A) We can't afford it.
   B) We don't approve of it.
   C) We don't need to.
   D) It's just not how it's done

All of the above. Many players are so satisfied with our capos that they are happy to be associated with them. In fact, many times players have contacted us, simply asking permission to say that they endorse our capos. Of course, we say yes. Once a connection is made, we take pleasure in standing behind our artists in whatever way we can.

Most of the best players use Shubb Capos, as you can see by the names on this page. All of these artists have enthusiastically given us their permission to use their name and image, and they all use Shubb capos exclusively, by their own choice. Many other top artists not listed here also use Shubb Capos, but we have not yet made contact with them to get permission.

When it comes to endorsements in the music business, it is not like the larger world of advertising. Unlike sports stars or pop idols who receive a fortune from big companies to pretend that they prefer one brand of soda pop or underwear, professional musicians will only use the stuff they want to use. And most of the companies that make the stuff they use (our company, for one) don't have a spare fortune to throw at them for endorsements. They wouldn't take it, anyway. So when you see someone using a Shubb capo, I guarantee you it's because that is their choice.

We love being in the music business, and the part we love best is the music and the musicians. Yes, we attend to business; it keeps bread on the table, and a fire burning in the hearth. We never forget that. But the fire that burns by itself is our passion for music. We're musicians, and the players are our people. We treasure our relationships with those of you who are using our products on the job. We take pride in providing gear that helps to solve problems without creating new ones, so that you can focus on creating music. And we're here if you need us.

Artists in this group have a page here on our artists site.
Not just a bio, these pages are a unique glimpse of the artist from our own perspective.

Eddie and Martha Adcock
The Bangles
Skunk Baxter
Elvin Bishop
Clint Black
Rory Block
Liona Boyd

Garth Brooks
Peter Bursch
James Burton


Alexx Calise
Larry Campbell
  & Teresa Williams
Bobby Cochran
Chelsea Constable
Brad Davis
Julian Dawson
Doyle Dykes
Steve Earle
Pat Enright
Roger Espino
Tony Furtado
Jade Gallagher
Richard Gilewitz
Gipsy Kings
Susie Glaze
Peter Grant
Dick Hardwick
Colin Hay
Johnny Hiland
Daniel Ho
Cui Jian
John Jorgenson
Steve Kaufman
Jorma Kaukonen
Jim Lauderdale
Laurie Lewis
Gordon Lightfoot
David Lindley
Lisa Loeb
Lyle Lovett
Oni Logan


Marley's Ghost
Doug Mattocks
Tim May

John McEuen
Jonathan McEuen
Andy McKee
Tony McManus
Buddy Miller
Rick Monroe
Gary Mule Deer
David Nelson
New West
Robin Nolan
Randall Padilla
Herb Pedersen
Raining Jane
Bonnie Raitt

Robert Randolph
Lulo Reinhardt
Raul Reynoso
Ed Robertson
Roy Rogers
Peter Rowan
Tom Rozum
Jim Salestrom
Brian Setzer
Paul Simon
the Small Glories
Dave Stamey
Payton Taylor
Tierra Negra
Jenny Tolman
Pete Townshend
Molly Tuttle
Jesse Valenzuela
Sally Van Meter
Jimmie Vaughan
Luis Villegas
Jerry Jeff Walker
Alice Wallace
Pete Wernick
Lucinda Williams
Jaime Wyatt


They're gone, but their music lives on. And when their music called for a capo, their choice was Shubb.

Doc Watson
Doc Watson
Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia
Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger
Doug Dillard

Names of artists in this group are linked to external sites.
We are creating new artist pages whenever time permits, so check back again.

JB Aaron
Agustin Amigo
Janvi Anand
Tyler Andal
Eric Andersen
Alex Anderson
Antonio Andrade
Clara Baker
Terry Baucom
Lisa Bastoni
Tim Bertsch
Bradley Bischoff
The Black Feathers
Junior Blankenship
Boyd Blomberg
C. Daniel Boling
Gary Brewer
Dix Bruce
John Bryan
Bart Budwig

Zane Carney
Jud Caswell
Linda Chorney
David Church
Lewis Clark
Danny Click
Tim Coffey
Dave Cofell
Annette Conlon
Grace Constable
Bill Cooley

RJ Cowdery
Adam Dalton
Delaney Davidson
Ashley Dawn
John De Hoyos
Debra Devi
Ferdy Doernberg
Antoine DuFour
Jean-Pierre Durand
Lonny Eagleton
Tim Easton
JD Edwards
Herman Eng

Flagship Romance
Sawyer Fredericks
Eric Frey
Simon PC Frost
Tret Fure

C.J. Garton
Jimmy Gaudreau
Jamey Geston
Tyler Gilbert
Jaquie Gipson

Donagh Gleason
the Good Time Travelers
Kevin Gordon
Tommy Graven
Pat Green
Melissa Greener
Vito Gregoli
Arlo Guthrie

Pete Hale
Martin Harley
Jamie Harrison
Leanne Harte
Dave Hawkins

Izzy Heital
Xander Hitzig
Rory Hoffman
Marc Horowitz
Alice Howe
Luke Jackson
Joshua Jarman
Chad Jeffers
Cameron Jericho
Jacob Johnson
Brian Ashley Jones
Jason Jordan
Kaia Kater
Cassie Keenum
Sean Kiely
Nikhil Korula
Michael Lattanzi
Liz Lawrence
Christene LeDoux
Cody Looper
Marcos Lopez-Iglesias

Cara Luft

Claire Lynch
Kate MacLeod
Andre Madatian
Madison Malone
Skeeter Mann
Woody Mann
Buzzy Martin
David Martinez
Mean Mary
Iain Matthews
J Mascis
Bobby Maynard
Ashley McBryde
Amy McCarley
Jeremy McComb
Del McCoury
Anne McCue
Adam McDonough
Brian McKenzie
Raymond McLain
Pat McLaughlin
Michael J. Miles
Millpond Moon
The Moon and You
Moors & McCumber
Cary Morin

Sam Morrow
Mountain Highway
Findlay Napier
Bill Nash
Dan Navarro
Kari Newhouse
Marc O'Reilly
Over the Moon
David Parmley
Dan Parsons
Leon Pashley
Ruby Leigh Pearson
Kim Petrarca
Ed Pettersen

Steve Poltz
Steve Postell
Dave Powers
Darryl Purpose

Sarah Lou Richards
Andy Roberts
Burnelle Rose
Pam Rose
Whitney Rose
Mandy Rowden
Amber Rubarth
Jordan Rudess
Runner of the Woods
George Sabolick
Petteri Sariola
Chris Sartisohn
Micah Scott
Jeff Scroggins
The Slocan Ramblers
John Smith
Jon Sousa
Amilia K Spicer
Rick Spinney
Michael Spriggs
Tyler Stafford
Stanford Road
Ralph Stanley II
Steve Stern
Jamie Stillway
Rebecca Sullivan
Jeff Talmadge
Grant Austin Taylor
Them Coulee Boys
Anna Tivel
Tyler Thompson
Liam Tiernan
Teresa Topaz
Taylor Tote
Violet Bell
Chris Vita
Jimmy Vivino
Anna Vogelzang
Jeffrey Scott Waddell
Dan Walker
Randy Waller
Joanna Wallfisch
Dennis Warner
Nigel Wearne
The Wildwoods
Brooks Williams
Yasmin Williams
Hurricane Wilson
Tony Wray
Ted Wulfers
Stuart Wyrick
Tony Ybarra
Keith Yoder
Emily Zuzik




Should you be included in our artist program?

• Do you make your living playing or teaching music?
• Do you use a Shubb Capo exclusively, and no other?
• Would you be a sincere and positive spokesperson for our capos and our company?

If you would like us to consider including you in our artist program, email some information about yourself. Or snailmail us a CD and promo pack.

If you are already in our artist program and have any questions or needs, you are invited to contact:
Gary Mobley | | 707-843-4068
Raul Reynoso | | 707-843-4068


products for musicians by musicians

Rick Shubb

Before the Shubb Capo company grew to demand my full time attention, for many years I made my living playing and teaching music. I got serious about the guitar at age 14, and discovered 5-string banjo (my main instrument) at 15. Throughout my 20s and 30s I was an in-demand studio musician and touring performer, while maintaining a full schedule of teaching. Many of my students are now pro players, and my own playing is still regarded as influential, especially by West Coast musicians. I play occasional gigs, but I'm very choosey ;-)

Rick's Cafe | article from Bluegrass Unlimited magazine | article from Acoustic Guitar magazine | my latest CD |


Gary Mobley

My right-hand man Gary is a pro player, too. His love of music and commitment to playing are second to none. A rocker to the core, his tastes are broad, and from hanging out with me he's recently developed an ear for bluegrass and gypsy jazz. His main instrument is lead guitar (solid body electric), and he's worked for years in both original bands and cover bands. He's gigging most weekends — that is, when his family obligations permit, and when he's not running all over the world talking about Shubb capos. (But seriously folks, he loves his job!)
707-843-4068, ext. 12

Gary's band  | Gary on Facebook


Raul Reynoso

Raul has worked the trade shows with us for more than 15 years, but as of 2015 he has come on board as a fulltime member of the company. He will be sharing artist relations duties with Gary and myself, and we're excited to have him on the team. Raul is a world class guitarist; one of the leading stylists in the Django Reinhardt tradition, as well as a master of bluegrass, and just about any other style you can name.

More about Raul on his artist's page.



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