Donner DC-2 Guitar Capo

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Gearank Recommendation

The Donner DC-2 appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Capos from September 2019 until September 2020 when it was replaced due to being out-ranked by other capos.


The Donner DC-2 is yet another value oriented capo that scores reasonably well.

It is wide enough for 12-string guitars.

It has a high level of clamping strength however this can cause notes go sharp.

If you need a spring-loaded capo with enough tension to clamp down on even the highest of string action, the Donner DC-2 is a good pick especially if you’re looking for a budget option.

If you use instruments with large frets and low action, the clamping force may be too strong and introduce tuning issues.


  • Clamping Mechanism: Steel spring trigger
  • Materials: Aircraft-grade Zinc alloy, silicone rubber pad
  • Tension Adjustment: None
  • Suitable for: electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string guitars, ukulele, banjo, folk guitars and mandolin
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Capos.

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