The new NS Artist Capo from D’Addario/Planet Waves has been designed to improve upon regular Capo designs by utilizing a patented tri-action geometry which reduces the force required to open and close the capo while applying even tension regardless of neck profile. The micrometer tension adjustment and direct horizontal pressure means that the NS Artist Capo virtually eliminates pulling the strings side to side and the need to retune during use. But just in case you do, the Capo comes with a mounting bracket for the D’Addario/Planet Waves Micro Tuner which, one attached, is hidden from view around the back of the neck and can be adjusted to be in direct line of sight for quick and easy tuning adjustments.

Something I failed to mention in my demonstration above is that the NS Artist Capo also includes an integrated pick holder so while you have the Capo attached if you drop your pick you can quickly grab a backup pick from the top of the attached Capo. You can see this demonstrated in the photo below:
D'Addario ns artist capo

The main feature for me is how easy this Capo is to attach to your guitar, as you can see in my video demonstration it is possible to open and close the NS Artist Capo fully using just thumb and forefinger, with my other Capo’s this is impossible and requires a full grip, even then you are in danger of it springing open and damaging your guitar with some devices.


  • Designed for use on 6-string electric and acoustic guitars
  • Micrometer tension adjustment assures buzz-free in-tune performance at every fret
  • Patented Tri-Action geometry offers easy use and even clamping tension
  • Lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum construction
  • Integrated pick holder
  • Includes NS Micro Tuner mounting bracket

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