This was the gadget that got it all started for us back in 1974, and to this day it's STILL the only fifth string capo worth putting on a banjo. It operates on a lever principle, not a spring, so it provides sufficient pressure to fret the string without muting the tone. It slides on a slim, dovetailed bar which mounts flush to the neck, making it sturdy and unobtrusive.
With its stainless steel, self-centering design, the Cradle Capo ensures even tension across the fretboard. Its adjustable micrometer lets you dial in the perfect pressure, while allowing the freedom for quick transitions and the ability to stay on the guitar, even when not in use. Designed in collaboration with Ned Steinberger. Always-ready design with even tension thanks to the self-centering cradle Able to store above the guitar nut when not in use and/or stored in a case Made from durable stainless steel Designed in collaboration with Ned Steinberger D'Addario promises to be the most innovative professional musician’s tools available. Our diverse capo line is no exception. Many of our groundbreaking models are the result of a productive joint effort between famed designer Ned Steinberger and Jim D’Addario. No matter what style of capo you prefer, D'Addario has the capo for you.