Less than half the weight of other Shubb capos, the L1 is best suited for a steel string guitar with relatively low action and light to medium strings. For higher tension setups one of our other model 1 capos, brass or stainless, would be a better choice.

Lite Capo L1



The Shubb Lite is made of aluminum. It weighs less than one ounce. Is a Lightweight capo for you? Maybe. Some people associate a certain amount of heft with quality, while many others feel that a capo should be as light as possible.

Neither opinion is right or wrong; it’s a matter of choice. If a lighter weight capo is to your liking, and that of your instrument, then the Shubb Lite is definitely the capo for you!



For Steel String Guitar

Our model 1 capos — “for Steel String Guitar” — fit almost all steel string guitars, acoustic or electric.

Unless your steel string has an unusually shaped or oversized neck, any of the model 1 capos listed above is for you. Some exceptions:

• If your steel string guitar’s neck is wider than most, it might require our model 3.

• If your steel string guitar’s neck is thicker than most, it might require our model S3v, specially designed for the thick necks on some vintage guitars.

• If  your vintage Fender has the more extreme radius of 7.25″, then it should use our model 4.


Almost all steel string guitars have a radiused fretboard. There may be an occasional steel string with a flat fretboard, but they are rare; perhaps on custom built instruments.  For these rare instruments, our model 2 (“for Nylon String guitar”) is the right choice.

While the radii on steel string guitar fretboards are not all identical, they are well within the Shubb Capo’s range for a good fit. This is because its proprietary sleeve material is engineered to be ultra resilient; it conforms to the fretboard’s shape, while cushioning and pushing back on the strings … just like your finger does!

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