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Planet Waves NS Guitar Capo, Black

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Planet Waves NS Capo
  • Designed for acoustic and electric guitars with radiused fretboards
  • Micrometer tension adjustment assures buzz-free in-tune performance at every fret
  • Single hand operation
  • Aircraft grade aluminum construction
  • Works for 6 or 12 string acoustic and electric guitars; also available in a classical guitar version
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Color: Black | Style: Planet Waves NS Capo

Planet Waves NS Guitar Capo, Black

NS Capo on fretboard
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NS Classical Capo on fretboard
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D'Addario/Planet Waves NS Capos

The D'Addario/Planet Waves NS Capo line offers multiple innovative and easy to use options that fit a wide array of instruments and player preferences.

NS Guitar Capo Pro

The NS Capo Pro is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum making it rugged enough to take a beating, but keeping it very lightweight on the fretboard. Equipped with a patented micrometer for tension adjustment, the NS Capo can be dialed in to ensure the proper force is being applied to the neck of the guitar. This feature makes dealing with buzzing notes and tuning issues a thing of the past. The NS Capo Pro is ideal for use on 6 and 12 string electric and acoustic guitars.

NS Guitar Capo Lite

The NS Capo Lite uses a durable molded ABS thermoplastic construction to offer the most lightweight and cost effective choice. Ideal for use on all acoustic and electric 6 string guitars the NS Capo Lite can be adjusted to provide the exact tension need for your guitar. Designed for guitars with radiused fretboards, the NS Capo Lite greatly reduces the need to retune after applying your capo.

NS Classical Guitar Capo

The NS Classical Guitar Capo, the third option within the NS Capo line, takes the design elements of the NS Capo Pro and tailors them to fit the needs of classical guitarists. With a contoured design and a flat radius intended specifically for the wider fretboard found on most classical guitars, the NS Classical Guitar Capo delivers the sleek construction and single handed operation of the NS design.

NS Capo Features
  • Micrometer tension adjustment for buzz-free in-tune performance at every fret
  • Single hand operation
  • NS Capo Pro and Lite designed for acoustic and electric guitars with radiused fretboards
  • NS Classical Guitar Capo designed for classical guitars with zero fretboard radius
  • A patent-pending Ned Steinberger design
Tuned In

The importance of being able to play and stay in tune cannot be understated. With this in mind, the NS Capo design was crafted to allow every player to refine the tension the capo applies to their fretboard. This not only assures buzz-free clarity across all strings, but keeps strings from being pulled sharp by over-tensioning. In the long run this can also benefit the maintenance of your fretboard and save on upkeep.

Capo Comparison Chart
NS Capo Pro, Black
NS Capo Pro, Silver
NS Classical Guitar Capo
NS Capo Lite
For use on a 6 string guitar
For use on a 12 string guitar
Made of aircraft grade aluminum
Made of molded ABS thermoplastic

Product Information

Color:Black  |  Style:Planet Waves NS Capo
Item Weight 1.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 6 x 14 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B000B6FBA2
Item model number PW-CP-02
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4.4 out of 5 stars 637 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,301 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#35 in Musical Instruments > Instrument Accessories > Guitar & Bass Accessories > Capos
Date first available at Amazon.com April 10, 2006

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Style Name: Planet Waves NS CapoColor: Classical Guitar Verified Purchase
Using a capo on a classical guitar can be difficult -- the neck is wide, and thick. Intonation suffers, and the bass strings tend to buzz. The Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo solved these problems. Because it is tightened onto the neck by a screw action, it always pushes the strings down against the neck straight.

Classical guitars are also light weight; this capo is made of aluminum and is also quite light so it doesn't change the feel of the guitar in your hands. It has a sleek, low profile and therefore doesn't interfere with left hand fingering as can be the case with spring capos.

Some players feel it takes too long to put it on the guitar or object to the fact that it requires both hands. I don't find that to be the case, presumably you're reasonably coordinated or you wouldn't attempt to play classical guitar. Yes, you'll need to use both hands, but ultimately the Planet Waves NS is a quicker install because it works correctly the first time. The worst thing is starting to play a song and realizing one's capo isn't getting the job done.

Capos aren't used too extensively in classical guitar music, but you still need one in your case. But if you're like me and also like to play your classical for finger style folk or pop music (esp. 'Americana') you should get one of these.

Now I want one for my steel string guitars too.
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Style Name: Planet Waves NS CapoColor: Classical Guitar Verified Purchase
I bought the Planet Waves Guitar Capo in black the other day, and it works great!

I did a lot of shopping around because I wanted a good capo for my acoustic electric guitar, and when I came upon this one I liked the style.

BENEFITS:
-The Capo is screw on from the bottom, so that means you can adjust how tight it is on the strings (So you can barre chords or just silence strings).
-The black looks great, and the material is nice- I don't think it could scratch the guitar neck unless you wore off the thick padding.
-This could go either way, but the capo is nice and small. I was a bit surprised when I got it, but it works just fine. Would probably be easy to lose if you have a messy place though!

DRAWBACKS:
You can't really mount the capo on the headstock, even if you try to screw it on. The only way I can figure out to keep it on is to clamp both the top tuning key and the headstock. (Not recommended of course)

OVERALL:
This is a great capo. It's built well, does what it needs to do, and it looks nice. Like I said, my only gripe is that it doesn't fit on the headstock very well. Definitely recommended!
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Style Name: Planet Waves NS CapoColor: Black Verified Purchase
All the guitarists should read this before you make the purchase, and the maker (planet waves) should also pay attention to the bad effect of your new design on this capo.

Years before, I bought my first NS capo, which is the lite edition, though it is not as durable as the aluminum one it is still durable for use of many many years, and when I have my own high end Martin, I decided to upgrade my capo also. I still chose to have the NS capo since it is the best capo I've owned ever, no matter for the price, due to the excellent design, no buzz, extremely firm, ultimate reliability and is very easy to use.

I don't know when it is changed, the screw turns to be smaller, the tension adjustment is loose, it is tiny but more beautiful looking in my opinion, and I am glad to see the advance of something that is almost perfect. However for several days use, I'd say it failed me and made me very disappointed, the screw cap is directly contacted to the capo handler, makes the contact easily wear out, and after the finish is worn and underlying metal is exposed, you will find it very difficult to screw it smoothly, especially when you try to remove it from the fretboard. It even makes a metal version capo not as durable as the plastic one. How bad design it is! I have taken a picture of the one I just bought from another seller in ebay, which is an old versioned NS pro (yes I spent some time and finally found it since almost every seller is selling the new one), this one is much more durable since the screw is quite long thus only the end of the screw is contacted to the capo. I bet this can last much much longer than the new model.
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Style Name: Planet Waves NS CapoColor: Classical Guitar Verified Purchase
This is a great capo- its easy to use and the build quality is top notch. It easily holds down frets even in the higher registers and the fact that the tension is adjustable is a major plus- you can put the least amount of tension on the strings, which is better for your guitar.
I was considering the more expensive G7th Capo but am glad I stuck to this- I can't imagine any capo being technically superior. There's no reason to spend more $$ than this on a capo- it does the job flawlessly, is solidly built, and is reasonably priced.
It has rubber padding in the right places which allows me to use it on my high end Spanish made flamenco guitar without any worries.

I highly recommend this product
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Style Name: Planet Waves NS CapoColor: Silver Verified Purchase
Capos are one of those things that practically every picker has an opinion about - and a preference. Bluegrass guitarists tend to want to play in no more than three or four different chord positions. (In fact, many never bother learning beyond those - why bother when you've got a capo?!?!?) In fairness the bluegrass style of picking seems to work better when played in certain positions - a "G-Run" works best in, you guessed it, G position. Thus using a capo for A, B-flat, B, and so on allows us to get that same sound on up the neck.

A lot of guitar players like to try every new gadget or gizmo that comes their way - even if theirs work just fine. You're apt to find an assortment of picks, tuners, and capos in my guitar case. So, my rating on THIS capo is based on what I personally want in a capo. It's probably not the best one I own, but for the price and ease of use I have to rank it high. There are other capos that work well in "clamping" the strings down, but this one just somehow suits me better. The three main things I look for in a capo are: accuracy, ease of use, and a low profile.

This capo has been fairly accurate for me. In tightening, it exerts an even amount of pressure across all the strings which lessens (but doesn't necessarily eliminate) the need for re-tuning. I like to be able to reach up and move it with one hand (the spring-type capos are good for this but you have no adjustment in the amount of pressure they apply...) and with very little practice I was able to loosen, move, and re-tighten with ease. With my big hands, I need all the room I can get behind the fret - getting a B7 chord is just almost possible with this one.
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