Donner DC-2 Guitar Capo

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94 out of 100. Incorporating 6400+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$9
Donner DC-2 Guitar Capo

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 6400+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

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

Features:

  • 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

Pros

Reviewers generally praise the quality of the capo given its price. The steel spring helps provide good clamping force to prevent string buzz. 12-string guitar users also note that the capo is wide enough for their instruments.

Cons

A trade-off with the clamping force is the tendency to make notes go sharp. This may be a problem with instruments with taller frets and/or lower action as noted by users with electric guitars that have them.

Overall

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.

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.