A capo (pronounced “cape-oh”) is a must-have guitar accessory for any acoustic guitar player (this D’Addario NS-Lite Capo is for 6 string instruments), and there are certain capos that are designed more for electric guitar players. Not only does a capo make it a bit easier for beginner guitarists, it can also make playing for the most advanced guitarist simply more fun. Bear in mind the capo does not prevent using barre chords, but rather gives an option of where you can do it. Artists like Keith Richards, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift, just to name a few, have used capos in their songs.
The capo guitar accessory technically works like a ‘clamp’ over the fretboard (always place in parallel of a fret) and by adjusting the tension, the strings are essentially shortened, producing brighter tones and the ability to be more creative with the keys of a song.
There are tons of capos to choice from and the D’Addario NS-Lite Capo is a great inexpensive and effective option for beginners or pro giggers who want a back-up capo to have just-in-case.
The D'Addario NS Capo Lite is made from high-strength molded ABS thermoplastic for use on acoustic and electric 6 string guitars. A patented micrometer adjustment mechanism allows the player to dial in the exact tension needed for your guitar, strings and playing position. This greatly reduces the need to retune your guitar during and after capo use. The capos molded ABS design offers light weight, ease-of-use and superior functionality at an affordable price. Enjoy buzz-free in-tune performance at any fret without breaking the bank! Also available in the NS Pro model featuring aircraft grade aluminum construction.
- Designed for acoustic and electric guitars with radiused fretboards
- Micrometer tension adjustment assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at every fret
- Single hand operation
- Durable molded ABS thermoplastic construction
- Not recommended for use on 12-string guitars
D'Addario NS Series capos are the result of an ongoing collaboration between famed product designer Ned Steinberger, Jim D'Addario and Planet Waves.