Is a LITE capo right for your 12-string? It could be, if its strings are light gauge and its action is relatively low. Otherwise, one of our other model 3 capos (brass or stainless) would be better suited for the demands of a 12-string guitar.
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!
Our model 3 capos — “for 12-String Guitar” — are 2.25″ wide and curved. Not strictly for 12-strings, they fit any steel string guitars with wide fretboards. The model 3 capo is available in these various styles:
• If your steel string guitar’s neck is thicker (deeper) than most, it might require our model S3v, specially designed for the thick necks on some vintage guitars.
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!