Best Capo For Acoustic Guitars

Best Capo for acoustic guitars, Kyser example

Kyser Capo on Acoustic Guitar

When asked which is the best capo for acoustic guitars, there is no one single clear answer as people do have different preferences, however there are a number of Capos which do stand out above the crowd and I do have my own personal favourite.   Acoustic Guitars, like others differ from manufacturer to manufacturer and model to model so no one size fits all and of course there is an element of personal preference.

As acoustic guitars tend have a higher action than electric guitars, i.e. the strings sit further away from the fretboard,  a capo with a strong action is required, therefore you should look at capos with a spring or trigger action rather than capo’s with strap or elastic mechanisms.

For the typical steel stringed acoustic guitars, a capo that is designed to fit nicely around a curved neck is preferred,  not a flat neck like some classical guitars and sometimes electric guitars.

Amongst the most recommended capos for acoustic guitars,  the Shubb and Kyser capos are amongst the highest rated.  However, bear in mind the Kyser although quicker to operate is harder on the neck and can detune your guitar.

The Shubb C-Series or S-Series are the favourite Shubb Guitar Capos with the S1 being the more recent design and the top of their line, it features stainless crafting along with a roller design to ensure the application and de-application is smooth.  These are certainly built to last and most likely will be the only capo you’ll need if you find it suits your style.

My personal choice?

Shubb Deluxe S.

It’s not nano-seconds to change positions but I believe it’s better for your guitar and doesn’t risk detuning.

Best capo for acoustic guitar Shubb Deluxe S Series Steel String Capo Shubb Deluxe S Series Steel String Capo

The Shubb Deluxe S Capo is made of stainless steel with a new roller design that resists wear and opens and closes more smoothly that the original Shubb capo. Restyled lever makes the Deluxe Capo easier to handle.Stainless steel constructionNew roller design resists wearSmooth actionRestyled lever handles more easily than the original


Some other varieties of the Shubb Capo, perfect for your acoustic guitar.

Shubb Original C-Series Steel String Guitar Capo Black Chromed Finish

Shubb Original C-Series Steel String Guitar Capo Black Chromed Finish

The Shubb Original C-Series Steel String Capo is slightly curved and 2″ across. This caop fits almost all acoustic steel-string and electric guitars.The Original C-Series steel string capo features a patented locking action that provides an unrivaled combination of power, speed, accuracy and ease of use. One smooth flip of the lever locks it securely in placeand removes it just as quickly.And the Shubb C-Series capo doesn’t create tuning problems. Its soft, resilient rubber is specially designed to work just like a fingertip, so the capo doesn’t bend the strings over the frets. Its closing action is just like your hand’s, so the Shubb Original C-Series Steel String Guitar Capo doesn’t pull strings off center. As a result, no retuning is necessary.

Shubb C1 Original Capo

Shubb C1 Original Capo

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