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How to Choose A Guitar Capo?

Choosing a guitar capo is hard when there are so many to choose from. How do you pick? Well, here is a short list to help you narrow down your search.

Kyser Capo

We love these capos they are affordable at right around $20 it is a great value. If clips right on the end of your guitar Lesson for neck with is a huge plus. This capo comes in many different colors: Red, Blue, Gold, Silver, White, Black, Purple, Pink, Yellow etc. One tip do NOT buy the Red, White and Blue one that has the red rubber part. This rubber must be made from different material and it doesn’t work as well as the others with the black rubber part. We highly recommend these capos to our students. One small drawback, our younger students hands aren’t strong enough to use them. They are fine for most teens and adults, but for our younger students, we recommend the Shubb Capo.

 

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This capo is great! Another great value right around $16 to $20. Like we said above this is the capo we recommend for all our young students because they can actually work them. It is adjustable too so if you have a wider guitar neck it will most likely work. We both used to have shubb capos, however, they were always getting lost when we would play shows, we had to keep them in our pocket or on a mic stand, still a great capo but something to keep in mind when buying this capo.

Jim Dunlup Capo

Another pretty good capo. Comparable to the Shubb or Kyser Good value around $15. If we were to choose between the Dunlup and the Kyser. We would pick the Kyser. It is a little smaller and works just a little bit better with tonality.

D’Addario Planet Waves Capo

Staring at around $12. This capo looks very similar to the Thalia Capo. It is shaped like it but the cool thing about the capo is it has an adjustable wheel on it. We have not personally tried this capo so we can’t really give a recommendation either way, but it might be a capo worth trying for a must lower pick than the Thalia

Elliot Capo

This capo is awesome however not in everyone budget starting at $120. We have several friends who have this capo and they say there is nothing like it out there. So if you are willing to fork over some cha-ching definitely go for it.

Thalia Capo

We support their huge Kickstarter campaign and thought this was such a great concept. After we received the three capos we ordered, they were unusable. They weren’t cheap either and when you squeezed the capo to move it to another fret it was near impossible.

Now about $65 to $200 for a thalia capo. I sure hope they have redesigned this capo to make it easier to use. We love how it is U shaped and how you can choose from so many different styles but again they just didn’t work. until they fix the problems with the capos and start getting better reviews to consider waiting…

Hopefully, after reading this article, you have a better idea of which Capo is right for you.

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