Product Description


Planet Waves CP11 Banjo/Mandolin Capo

Designed for 4- or 5-string banjos and mandolin, the NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret. A micrometer adjustment mechanism allows you to dial in the exact tension needed for clear ringing notes without excessive force in any position on the neck. This greatly reduces the need to retune your instrument during and after capo use. The sleek aircraft grade aluminum construction can withstand the toughest playing/touring schedule while adding negligible additional weight or obstruction to the instrument.

  • Designed for 4- or 5-string banjos and mandolin
  • Micrometer tension adjustment assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at every fret
  • Lightweight aircraft grade aluminum construction
  • Also available for standard electric and acoustic guitar (Model PW-CP-02)

Planet Waves products promise to be the most innovative professional musicians 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 DAddario. No matter what syle of capo you prefer, Planet Waves has the capo for you.

Tech Specs:

Brand: Planet Waves
Model: NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro PW-CP-11
Guitar Type Suitability: Banjo / Mandolin
Construction: Lightweight Aircraft Grade Aluminum


Reviews (5)

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Mandolin Capo

By: on 9 August 2023
The capo is excellent and small enough not to interfere with play. Easy to slip on and off.

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Mando Capo

By: on 14 July 2020
Beautiful fit, durable and easy to use - exactly what I was looking for.


By: on 29 May 2019
Perfect capo fits both my banjo and tenor guitar super small


By: on 25 May 2017
Works perfectly on my banjo. It feels like a quality piece, and holds the notes perfectly

Excellent capo

By: on 3 February 2015
I bought this one for use on my Fender Mando-Strat mandolin (4-string), although I've also tried it on my Artist Guitars 8-stringer. The first thing that strikes you about this unit when you open the package is the size - this thing is small! (Significantly smaller than the mando capo I already own.) That, of course, is a good thing - mando necks are pretty thin anyway, so a capo that stays out of the way of your hand rates well with me. So, why did I buy this when I already had a mandolin capo? Simply because of the micrometer adjustment design. In my experience, instruments like the mandolin are more prone to intonation problems with a capo, simply because of the shorter scale and lighter-gauge strings combined with a fixed (and often quite strong) capo spring tension. (Perhaps that's why relatively few mando players use a capo?) The advantage of this Planet Waves unit is that you can wind in just the required amount of tension with the micrometer dial, which helps help to minimise the intonation issue. The DISadvantage of such a design, of course, is that you can't just set the capo up and forget it - the micrometer needs to be set every time you apply the capo, then unscrewed again to take it off. Still, in practice, application is relatively fast anyway, and you get used to quicky winding in just the right amount of pressure on the strings ..... Overall, an excellent unit - just don't lose it in your pocket, because it really is that tiny!

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