We’ve been making guitar capos for nearly forty years, utilizing our patented over-center locking principle. Its action most closely resembles that of the human hand, and we are confident that it is the most accurate capo in the world. Many of the top players will use nothing but a Shubb.

We have also been aware of some players who will always prefer a U-shaped, screw operated capo that can be stored behind the nut while not in use. For these players, we have now designed the Shubb Fine Tune Capo. It represents the highest quality of craftsmanship and materials, and offers a few unique features not seen before.

finetune capo

Model F1, for guitar

• Its innovative adjusting knob makes it the most ergonomic screw operated capo.

• The knob maintains a fixed relationship with the frame, for improved ease of use, and for the lowest profile when stored behind the nut.

* The knob’s six surfaces are numbered, providing a visual reference to more easily and accurately reproduce your ideal pressure.

• Greater contact area between screw, frame, and knob ensures that the fit will never become loose and sloppy.

• Specially developed rubber padding adds resilience to the capo’s closing action for finer control, and being absolutely inert, it will not mark an instrument.

• Rubber bumpers and smoothly rounded edges protect the instrument.

• Jeweler's style latch prevents accidental opening.

• Carefully machined to the closest thread tolerance.

* Highly polished stainless steel with attractive abalone inlay.

model F5, for banjo

Dec. 5, 2016: Our FineTune capos now come equipped with our proprietary black "capo rubber" sleeve, similar in composition to our standard capo sleeves, but sized proportional to the FineTune.

includes postage within the USA. On international orders, shipping cost will be added.

F1 — for steel string guitar.

F3 — for steel string guitars
with wider necks.
(The opening is 2-3/16" wide)

F5for banjo.


All models have been thoroughly tested on many vintage instruments, including 30s, 40s, and 50s Martins, 30s Gibsons, and most of the popular contemporary instruments, to ensure the best fit and performance.

Due to demanding tolerences and a relatively low volume of production, the FineTune Capo is not available through our conventional wholesale distribution network. It is available only at a few select retail stores and websites, and directly from us here online.

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F1 (guitar capo):
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F3 (wide guitar capo):
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F5 (banjo capo):
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Replacement sleeves

sleeveBlack, D-shaped "capo rubber."
Our preferred sleeve is more resilient than the clear sleeve, for even tone and best overall performance.

Replacement black rubber sleeve for FineTune capos only.



clear sleeveClear vinyl tube: harder and more rigid than our rubber sleeve, for extra brightness.

Replacement clear vinyl sleeve for FineTune capos only.