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Third Hand Capo

Clamps 63 different combinations at each fret, plus works as full capo. Unchanged since 1976.

 

Truly universal- does all possible configurations on all guitars. Same model fits acoustic, electric, classical, 12-string. A must-have for exploring partial capo-ing. Least expensive.
Slower to operate than single-purpose capo. Most "low-tech" looking. Read a careful comparison of Third Hand & Spider capos

$24.95

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Spider Universal Partial Capo

Spider Capo

(Universal)

new in 2008

Universal partial capo , and you can flip the levers while it's on your guitar!, no elastic to wear out. Has more "space-age" look than Third Hand
Can't handle wide neck or 12-string 12-string. Slower to operate than Third Hand, levers are easily bumped. Expensive. Read a careful comparison of Third Hand & Spider capos

$29.95

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Shubb c7b Esus = E suspended partial capo

Shubb

(Esus - 3 inner strings)

Very low-profile, easy to reach over & behind, very durable. Can form Esus chord or A chord if flipped around. Our favorite Esus capo.

Requires 2 hands to put on or move

Read a careful comparison of Shubb & Kyser Esus capos

$22.95

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Shubb c8b capo Drop D / E

Shubb model c8b

(5 outer strings)

Very strong, durable, low-profile, can be easily shortened or notched for custom capos. Can use as banjo or mandolin capo.
Requires 2 hands to put on or move. Can't reliably clamp just 4 outer strings without problems.

$22.95

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Kyser Shortcut (SHort Cut)

Kyser "Shortcut" Capo

(Esus - 3 inner strings)

Can be put on or moved with one hand, even in mid-song. Can form Esus chord or A chord if flipped around. Does the same things as the Shubb Esus.
Harder to reach over, spring mechanism weakens with age, may not hold heavier strings or 12-string. Compare Shubb & Kyser Esus capos

$22.95

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Kyser Shortcut (SHort Cut)

G7 "Newport #3" Capo

(Esus - 3 inner strings)

Attractive, low profile,easy to reach around, good tone from rubber.
Very poor string clearance, hits bass string if you use it at higher frets. Easy to bump out of position.

we dont sell this one

 

Planet Waves Trio capo

Planet Waves

"Trio"

Clamps 5 strings on bass or treble side -- will also clamp 4 outer strings

Strong, durable, low-profile, lightweight, inexpensive, attractive. Also a banjo, uke or mandolin capo.
Few disadvantages. Screw can fall out and get lost. Only available in black.

$18.95

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Woodie's G Band 1

Woodie's "G-Band"

Model 1 Capo

single outer string

Very low-profile, easy to reach around, does a number of unique and useful things, inexpensive
Sometimes shifts out of position, does not fit wide necks, has trouble higher up on some neck shapes

$14.95

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Woodie's G Band Model 2 partial capo

Woodie's "G-Band"

Model 2 Capo

2 outer strings

Very low-profile, easy to reach around, inexpensive
Sometimes shifts out of position, does not fit wide necks, has trouble higher up on some neck shapes

$14.95

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Kyser "Drop D" Capo

(5 or 4 strings)

Very fast operation, can store on headstock or strap. Can attach from either side of fingerboard.
Weaker clamp mechanism, hard to reach over, difficult to shorten or modify. Can't reliably clamp just 4 outer strings without problems.

$22.95

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Kyser K-Lever Green partial capo

Kyser K-Lever GREEN Capo "Drop D"

(5 strings)

Has extra lever to fret under the capo. (as long as you press it with your finger) Allows more musical possibilities.
Difficult to shorten or modify, hard to reach over, expensive, obtrusive

$34.95

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G7 Newport #5

G7 "Newport #5" Capo

(5 outer strings from either side)

Attractive, low profile,easy to reach around, good tone from rubber.
Very poor string clearance, hits bass string if you use it at higher frets. Easy to bump out of position.

we dont sell this one

 

Kyser K-Lever BLUE partial capo

Kyser K-Lever BLUE Capo "Esus"

(3 strings)

Has extra lever to fret under the capo. (as long as you press it with your finger) Allows more musical possibilities.
Difficult to shorten or modify, hard to reach over, expensive, obtrusive

$34.95

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Kyser K-Lever WHITE partial capo

Kyser K-Lever WHITE Capo "Open G "

(3 strings)

Has extra lever to fret under the capo. (as long as you press it with your finger) Allows more musical possibilities.
Difficult to shorten or modify, hard to reach over, expensive, obtrusive

$34.95

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Kyser K-Lever RED partial capo

Kyser K-Lever RED Capo "Double Drop D"

(middle 4 strings)

Has extra lever to fret under the capo. (as long as you press it with your finger) Allows more musical possibilities.
Hard to reach over, expensive. Not musically as useful as other partial capos.

$34.95

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Harmonic partial capo

Bob Kilgore's Harmonic Capo

(Universal)

Clamped at fret 5, 7 or 12 it can sound harmonics. Makes really amazing sounds that don't seem possible.
Fussy to set up- may not fit all neck shapes (at 12th fret) easily bumped out of position

$34.95

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Capo clip

Capo Clip

(various)

Unique, can do things no other capo can do. Comes in several models shaped like E, D, G, C chords. Can be moved around & rotated for new ideas.
Requires another capo to hold it down, small parts fall off and are easy to lose, easy to bump out of position, can be unstable.

we dont sell this one

 

Transpo Capo

"Transpo" Capo

(Esus - 3 string)

Allows very fast access to Esus configuration in keys of E, F, F# and G
Cannot flip around to form A chord, only works on a few frets, and does not work well on short or long-scales. Spring mechanism weakens. Expensive.

$39.95

+$3 shipping

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