Original Shubb capo, plain brass. A natural for anyone who favors a retro look.
For banjo with flat fretboard. (also fits mandolin and bouzouki).
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 5 capo — “for Banjo” —is 1.5″ wide, and it also fits most mandolins and bouzoukis, many tenor guitars, and other instruments with narrow fretboards.. The model 5 capo is available in these various styles:
Available for both flat and radiused fretboard. Most of these instruments have flat fretboards; if you’re not sure about yours, chances are it is flat.