D’Addario PW-CP-02 Pro Capo for 6 & 12 String Guitars – Black

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The D’Addario PW-CP-02 first appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Capos in August 2021 where it remained until August 2022 at which time it was removed due to being out-ranked by other capos.


12 strings guitars require more tension than what conventional quick-release capos can provide. This is where the c-clamp design of the D’Addario PW-CP-02 Pro comes in, it fastens securely via a clamp mechanism and lets you apply just the right amount of tension on the strings.

Using this capo is as easy as positioning it on the fret you want, and tightening the mechanism.

This means that you have better control of the tension the capo is applying, and you don’t have to worry about accidentally unfastening the capo because it is secured via a clamp.

The downside to this design is that it will take some time to release the capo and to refasten it when you want to move your capo to a different fret.

If you’re looking for a lightweight c-clamp type capo that can handle different guitar types, then check out the D’Addario Pro.


  • Clamping Mechanism: C-clamp Thumbscrew
  • Materials: Ultra-light Aerospace Grade Aluminum
  • Tension Adjustment: Thumbscrew
  • Suitable for: 6-string / 7-string / 8-string / guitars of all types
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated models which you can see in our guide to The Best Capos For Guitar & Ukulele.

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