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Very pretty, very functional
By wild animals
This is a gorgeous piece of metal. I have, like, five capos of different styles and for different guitar necks, and this is the only one that is PRETTY! The bronze color is gorgeous and looks perfect with the blonde guitar it's on now.
This capo fits my acoustic, my tele-style electric AND my classical Yamaha Flamenco. D'Addario makes a classical capo in the same line, but because of the open design of this version, it works on my classical!(!!) even though it's not meant to. I'm not sure if there's a limit to how high up you can go, but I played with the capo on the fifth fret and the notes were clear without any buzzing. It's so nice to have one capo that can fit so many different styles of guitar. None of my other acoustic/electric capos fit the classical. Now I have a backup for when I can't find the classical capo (like right now).
I have the Planet Waves NS Classical Capo (not the Pro) and it works just like this does. You lower the capo over the appropriate fret and twist the knob until it's tight enough for the strings to ring clearly. I have a spring-loaded capo with two little bars that stick out, and you pinch them together to open the capo and move it, which is a lot easier to use (totally one-handed), but the pressure isn't adjustable and the angle of the force tends to bend the strings, which puts the guitar out of tune. The NS capos aren't one-handed for me, even though they claim that they are, but they also don't reef on my guitars and strings, so that makes up for it.
Be careful with the little knob when the capo isn't on your guitar--if it is twisted open far enough it will fall off. Also since this style of capo doesn't pinch shut onto your guitar, you can't clamp it onto the headstock when you aren't using it. (That's why I can't find two of mine.)
These capos are durable, versatile and attractive. You might look at the other Planet Waves NS capo line (not the Pro) if your budget is lower and you don't need Pro finish levels.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Screw Action Capo: Adjustable, Functional, Slow-Changing
By Bhavna Patel
This is my review of the NS Capo Pro (not lite). I have not tried the lite version, but have been advised by trustworthy third parties to pony up the extra $4. If you have a classical or flamenco guitar, get the classical version of course, because classical guitars have flat fingerboards, opposed to acoustics with radiused (slightly curved).
I would definitely recommend this product to anybody in the market for a capo. However, this is not the fastest changing one that exists. For that, I would recommend looking into the hinge (this is screw) capos such as the Kyser capo. If you need a quick change, save yourself the time and look elsewhere.
But, if that does not affect your decision, this is one of the better performing options on the market. It is fairly small, and does not get in the way of your hand while navigating the fingerboard as much as other ones. It should fit most, if not all guitars (but version still matters). It keeps the guitar well in tune, as long as you place it on straight without pushing the strings right or left. For best results, unscrew more before placing it on. It takes slightly longer, but is worth the time.
One of the many plus-sides to this capo is its ability to be tightened or loosened with the screw. This was a major selling point for me, as this can go from silencing strings (halfway depressed), to changing the key (fully tightened). This also throws the instrument less out of whack tuning-wise.
The product is properly padded in the right places, and will not damage your guitar's finish or strings.
I docked a star because the images look more semi-gloss gunmetal than the high gloss black that it really is. Not a big deal, but I would have preferred the lighter finish.
Also, the capo cannot be mounted on the headstock. However, there is a sort-of loophole. Mount it so that it encompasses the back of the tuner. I don't notice any negative effects due to this, except for it being not fun to do. If I am wrong, please leave a reply :)
As I mentioned earlier, this is not the quickest changing capo on the market. This was not a concern of mine, so I did not let it affect my purchase. Tip: for quickest changes, loosen just enough so that the capo slides down the headstock, but does not let go. Slide to desired position. Tighten just enough, but not more than necessary.
All in all, this is a great product that I would definitely recommend. With its few drawbacks come double the amount in positives.
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Very good capo--except when they get stuck in the closed position
I initially gave this capo 4 stars (I own several and have used them for a few years) but I lowered it to 3 stars after one unit starting getting locked in the closed position. After having to pry it off a very expensive guitar (no damage fortunately) I don't trust them anymore. When not on a guitar, the capo will open and close normally. But once on with just enough pressure to stop the strings from buzzing (i.e., the correctly adjusted position) it now mostly gets stuck so I have to give up on it. A quick search showed I'm not the only one to have this issue--not sure what the mechanical problem is or if it can be fixed once it starts but for now I'm switching to my D'Addario/Planet Waves Artist capo (http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-Artist-Guitar-Capo/dp/B00GTSM8FW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1434134239&sr=8-3&keywords=d%27addario+capo) as it shares the adjustable tension feature along with one-hand usage and has never locked up on me.