I'm not a professional guitarist, but I have been playing for 41yrs. I have dabbled in competitions, such as Winfield and Wayne Henderson. I have also been fortunate enough to pick with lots of my guitar heroes.... Currently I stay as busy as I want doing local gigs with my friends,...but none of these are reasons you should buy this capo. So why should you? Because it is definitely the best capo on the market. This design is genius and delivers it's promise!