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D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo

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The NS Capo is the product of an ongoing collaboration between famed product designer Ned Steinberger and J. D'Addario & Company. It employs a sleek,...Click To Read More About This Product

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The NS Capo is the product of an ongoing collaboration between famed product designer Ned Steinberger and J. D'Addario & Company. It employs a sleek, ultra-light design for fast and accurate one hand positioning on the guitar's neck. Just turn the smooth, tactile dial to eliminate the string buzzing and enjoy perfect, in-tune performance. Lightweight aluminum adds virtually no weight to the guitar's neck when in use.

FEATURES
  • Ultra-light aerospace grade aluminum
  • One hand operation
  • Fast micrometer screw assures perfect pressure for buzz-free, in-tune performance at every fret
  • A patent-pending Ned Steinberger design
  • Designed for 6- or 12- string guitars

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D'Addario Planet WavesNS Classical Guitar Capo
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Good quality (24)
  • Functional (21)
  • Improves sound (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best capo I've ever used!

This is a great capo. I've been using trigger-style capos for a couple years now because my first capo was a cheap screw-on Kyser, which was junk, and therefore I thought that all...Read complete review

This is a great capo. I've been using trigger-style capos for a couple years now because my first capo was a cheap screw-on Kyser, which was junk, and therefore I thought that all screw-ons were as cumbersome. However, this Planet Waves capo installs on your guitar's neck almost as quickly as a trigger capo--without pulling your guitar's strings. You may need two hands to put it on, but once it is on, you can easily unscrew and slide it up and down the neck with one hand. Just a few turns of the "dial" is all it needs.The Ned Steinberger Capo may look tiny, but it has no problem holding down all the strings. (To give you an idea--I could install it as far up as the 10th fret on my Epiphone 12-string and it held all 12 strings, no problem!) I always had to check that the E strings were down and sounding after putting on my old capos, but not with this one. It always gets it right. Unlike most capos which squeeze the neck between two bars, this one "hugs" the bottom and side of the neck, ensuring accurate positioning every time.I've tried it with a few different instruments and it's worked fine with all of them: 6-string, 12-string, nylon string, even my banjo and bouzouki. Planet Waves' products seem to be either hit or miss, but this one, in my opinion, is a definite smash!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Shrunk in the mail!

Wanted a classical guitar capo, got a ukulele capo. The packaging says "NS Classical Pro Capo" but the capo itself is tiny.

Called customer serviced - they...Read complete review

Wanted a classical guitar capo, got a ukulele capo. The packaging says "NS Classical Pro Capo" but the capo itself is tiny.

Called customer serviced - they were great, and will be sending me a new capo.

But maybe this is a sign that I need to learn to play the ukulele. I declare a Festivus miracle!

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1.0

Shrunk in the mail!

By Fiat Lux

from West coast

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

      Wanted a classical guitar capo, got a ukulele capo. The packaging says "NS Classical Pro Capo" but the capo itself is tiny.

      Called customer serviced - they were great, and will be sending me a new capo.

      But maybe this is a sign that I need to learn to play the ukulele. I declare a Festivus miracle!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works on ANY fret!

      By DaveInSATX

      from San Antonio, Texas

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

          This is the first capo I've EVER owned that is capable of producing a clean sound on ANY fret! I bought my Tama Classical guitar in 1977 (yes, Tama used to make guitars - good ones!). It has a very wide, flat neck, and after the 5th or 6th fret, every capo I tried either would not quite reach across the strings, or some of the strings would buzz. This capo is flat-out AMAZING! I LOVE it!!! :)

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good capo good price

          By Bob

          from Hampton, VA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

            This is a good capo at a reasonable price.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simple, effective and beautiful

            By steelman-dacBH

            from Tampa, Florida

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            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

            Yes, I said beautiful! It's the lowest profile capo I've seen, and the most effective. Ned Steinberger is an engineer's engineer. The guy is a genius at designing something completely utilitarian, and making it elegant, simple to use and very effective at what it's designed to do. No, it's not "headstock snappable," but it easily clips to my mic stand for instant access. And I never have tuning issues with it! Highly recommended.

             
            1.0

            Long wait, disappointing result.

            By Tyek

            from Washington

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                The packaging describes the part I ordered but the actual part isn't what I ordered. The capo that is attached to the package is for a ukelele or banjo, not a classical guitar.

                 
                5.0

                Definitely recommend this product

                By LB

                from SC

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                    I purchased both the NS capo for ukulele and the NS capo for classical guitar, and they both work great. They are lightweight, easy to use, have adjustable tension, and are so small they do not get in the way of playing like other capos often do. I have only had them for less than a month, so I am not sure how well they hold up, but they seem well made and I am very pleased with them so far!

                     
                    5.0

                    classical guitar capo

                    By Omar

                    from Branchville NJ

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                      quick , one handed easy to use. light weight but strong.

                       
                      4.0

                      nice capo

                      By mad dog holmes

                      from southwest mi.

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                        my first capo, easy put on ,does not get in way of hand placement, seems to be of good quality.

                         
                        5.0

                        The best I've tried for classical/flamenco guitar.

                        By Jason Wolverton

                        from California

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                            I've used many capos; from the traditional wooden cejilla to the Kyser quick release, this Steinberger designed capo with the micrometer adjustment is by far my favorite. It's super quick to move and the low profile keeps it away from your hand. The ability to fine tune the amount of pressure is awesome. No more fussing around with tuning when you move the capo. I've been building guitars since 2002 and studied lutherie with Jose Romanillos in Spain, so I know guitars pretty well. This product is a no brainer.

                             
                            3.0

                            Not as good as the Shubb

                            By Travis

                            from New Hampshire

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                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                            I have one of the standard Planet Waves Capos for my guitars which have radiused fretboards and it works very well so I bought this one to use on my vintage Harmony Stella which has a flat fretboard. It is easy to use and it doesn't interfere with your fretting hand, but overall it doesn't perform as well as the Shubb which is better at depressing all of the strings evenly and not throwing the guitar out of tune.

                             
                            5.0

                            very good capo

                            By oz

                            from oakland, ca

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                              I have many (many, many) capos, and this is the only one I use now because it's light and it holds the strings very well without affecting the tuning.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Classical guitar capo

                              By Rocky

                              from El Paso, TX

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Quality
                              • Improves Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

                                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                                Solves all issues I've had with other classical guitar capos...has the right length for the neck and pressure on strings...and doesn't interfere with left hand while playing.

                                 
                                5.0

                                works great!

                                By cg

                                from east coast

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality
                                • Improves Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts

                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                                  It's easy to use and sounds great it keeps the notes in tune.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Review Part II, 5 stars plus

                                  By Al

                                  from Pastoral Farm, Florida

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                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                                  This is my second review of this product and I own three of these capos. This capo can be stored on the centerline of the headstock of your guitar, allowing the case to be closed when in that position.
                                  I affixed a shim to the underside of the headstock to limit the amount of turns of the screw when I move the capo to the neck.
                                  One of my older classicals has a 53 mm nut. This capo will span the neck all the way to the heel.
                                  The power of the screw allows me to attach the capo diagonally across the fretboard allowing clearance for my fingers of my left hand. Playing is easier and no blisters.
                                  I have used the adjustment knob on this capo for a strap button.
                                  This is an ingenious product, I rate it 5+ stars.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Terrific

                                  By Wires

                                  from Le Sueur, MN

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality
                                  • Improves Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                                    This is a clean, simple, almost elegant capo. Worked perfectly.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent capo

                                    By Cochise

                                    from Wickenburg, AZ

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Concerts
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                                      I was gifted a 1957 Martin 0028G--hadn't played a nylon strung guitar for years (didn't fit the type of music I play), but found some songs which sounded great with that guitar. Bought this capo, and having had all kinds of capos over the years, am extremely well pleased with this one!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Light and easy

                                      By Nick

                                      from Ohio

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional
                                      • Good Quality
                                      • Provides even pressure

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                                        Previous capo allowed buzzing on some strings. This capo holds all strings firmly resulting in no buzzing

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Excellent quality capo

                                        By Jan

                                        from Virginia... God's beautiful country!

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Functional
                                        • Good Quality
                                        • Improves Sound

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                                          An excellent musician friend recommended this capo. I have found it easy to use, and I love the sound. Almost like the sound of my guitar better now with the capo, and my guitar had an awesome sound already! It is opening up new possibilities for singing along with my guitar. My voice has a wide range, and using the capo assists me to zero in on the sweet zone of my range.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Small but works great!

                                          By Art Vandelay

                                          from Saratoga Springs, NY

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Functional
                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                                              I bought this for my nylon string guitar. It is small but works great up and down the neck. It clamps the strings down well, no buzzing sounds. When not being used it looks nice on the head of the guitar, too.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Best Capo

                                              By Al

                                              from Pastoral Farm, Florida

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                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Functional
                                              • Good Quality
                                              • Improves Sound

                                              Cons

                                              • None

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Backup
                                              • Concerts
                                              • Practicing

                                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo:

                                              This is a brilliant design and well made product. It is the best capo I have ever tried.
                                              It requires only one hand to use and the thumb screw gives enough pressure on the strings with minimal effort.
                                              I ordered the classical model and it fits my guitars perfectly.
                                              The low profile allows me to hit certain chords better than ever.
                                              I plan to buy more from MUsicians Friend.

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