The ORIGINAL Shubb capo in plain brass. Plain, unplated brass will darken in time. For those of us who appreciate brass, we prefer this look; reminiscent of an old microscope, or a piece of gear from a sailing ship. But if you like your brass to shine, it can be polished with a cloth and most any commercial metal polish.
The original, plain brass capo is a natural for those who fancy a retro look.
Since 1980 the Shubb capo has set the standard against which all others must be measured. It is the first choice . . . often the only choice . . . of more than a million musicians worldwide. The serious guitarist will settle for no less.