Original Shubb capo, plain brass. A natural for anyone who favors a retro look.
A few years ago we upgraded the original nickel plated Shubb capo, giving it the roller design, and a more streamlined look and feel. But whenever you change something, some people will prefer the original. So for those who still want the “classic” — the original Shubb capo as it has been for over 40 years — we are continuing to make the ORIGINAL Shubb capo available in plain brass.
Plain, unplated brass will darken in time. For those of us who appreciate brass, we prefer this look; reminiscent of an old microscope, or a piece of gear from a sailing ship. But if you like your brass to shine, it can be polished with a cloth and most any commercial metal polish.
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.
Our model 2 capos — “for Nylon String Guitar” — are 2.25″ wide and flat, to fit a classical guitar, flamenco guitar, some folk guitars and other instruments with a wide, flat fretboard. The model 2 capo is available in these various styles:
Nylon string guitars almost always have flat fretboards. But in today’s world of blending styles, there are a few hybrid guitars with nylon strings and radiused fretboards. These unusual guitars should use one of our model 3 capos.