Well, uh, yeah, I'm looking to get a capo when I order my electric guitar (I already own one rather crappy electric and a good acoustic), and I'm curious as to whether or not I can buy one without having to worry about it only fitting one guitar. Whether it'll be compatible with both, you know?

So, if I need to be concerned over this, how would I go about finding out what works? Shape of the neck, width of the neck, something like that?

Or do I not even need to worry about it?

And, in any case, someone reccomend me a good capo please.
most capos fit any guitar, dont worry about it
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well, I'm looking for something to alleviate my chord troubles.....the ones I have trouble reaching and such, I figure I can capo it and go into a different key. Plus, I'm encountering several tabs of songs I want to play that state I need a capo......I can try and figure a key change by adding a capo, but I'm not sure about a key change taking one away....

And, to a lesser extent, I'm hoping to add some additional sustain to the electric when I get it. Clamp the capo on the headstock, heard it helps the Danelectros with that....
I have a kyser and it fits both my electric and acoustic and only cost like 20 bucks. Works fine and has a warranty.
Most (if not all capos) are main to fit any kind of guitar, you should be fine with just a cheap $20 one
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Hmm I have a cheapo, I dunno what brand capo, and it fits both my acoustic and electric. =)
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Most capos should fit either, sometimes with an electric you have to make sure it has a radius so it fits right and pushes all the strings down evenly.

I really don't think a capo clamped to the headstock will do anything for sustain. I've heard of a small brass plate being bolted to the headstock and adding sustain, but a capo would not be enough mass. When you see guys with a capo clamped there, it's for quick, easy access between songs. The brass plate supposedly adds mass and helps the strings resonate, I'm not sure if I believe that one either...

That said, I use a capo on both electric and acoustic, This one, made by Jim Dunlop. I have two, got the first one around 25 years ago and it still works great, but I've had to re-sew the strap once and replace the rubber pad twice. (I cut a strip out of a bungee strap and get out the contact cement, works perfect to this day.) I don't capo often, especially on electric, but when I do this one has always done well.
Hmmm...I wonder what this button does...
Any standard capo should be designed to fit on a variety of neck sizes (unless it specifies otherwise), including an acoustic or an electric guitar. I recommend a Shubb, Kyser Quick Change or Dunlop Trigger capo. Look to spend around ~15 bux.

I use a Shubb capo and it fits great on my epiphone acoustic steel string.

It is adjustable in tension so it can go on any fret along the guitar without any fretbuzz.
Capos are adjustable, so it doesn't matter how thick/thin the neck is. The only thing you need to worry about is the firetboard radius, there might be some variations there, but unless your guitar has some pretty unusual specs, you'll be fine.

Shubb capos are durable, and easy to use.
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Avoid getting a really cheap one, because i had to cut strips off an old credit card and fit them between the rubber sheath and metal part to make it clamp the strings properly. It was the type that you have to squeeze on and turn the arm round into position over the strings (if you know what i mean?)
Any standard capo should be designed to fit on a variety of neck sizes (unless it specifies otherwise),

Capos are made both curved and flat, for regular or classical guitars. I almost ordered the wrong one when I got my new one last year.

They do fit any neck size, but not necessarily any neck shape.
Hmmm...I wonder what this button does...