The Plectrum, Picks and Such

Picks come in all shapes, sizes and material. Plus, being cheap they are something that you can experiment with without putting out a lot of money. They are the cheapest item you can get as a guitar players.

Stone Works Picks

P.O. Box 251 Dallas City, IL 62330
Dallas City, IL 62330
USA
Phone: 319-721-1992
eMail: sales@stoneworkspicks.com

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from the Stone Works Picks web site

StoneWorks is a mix of my life long personal interest and coincidence. First is music, I’m a guitar, bass, and banjo player. Second is rocks, I love all rocks, geodes, fossils, and turquoise. The coincidence, my last name is Stone.

I live on a small farm outside Dallas City, IL on the banks of the Mississippi River. When my kids were younger a typical summer weekend included walking the local creeks looking for fossils, geodes, and arrowheads. That hobby lead me to the question “Whats next?” so I decided to learn everything I could about semi precious stones, geology, and lapidary processes. I bought lapidary equipment and began cutting stones.

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Picks!: The Colorful Saga of Vintage Celluloid Guitar Plectrums


by Will Hoover - Buy It!!!

This is the coolest book for any guitar player.

D'Andrea

D’Andrea Inc. 
115 Eileen Way
Syosset, NY 11791
USA

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These are the main picks I use, a custom 354 model, Xtra Heavy with my curtsheller.com logo on it. Jimmy Bruno turned me on to these.

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Jim Dunlop

Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.
P.O. Box 846
Benicia, CA 94510
USA
Phone: 707-745-2722

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from the Jim Dunlop web site

Located in Benicia, California, Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. was founded as a small, family-owned and operated company in 1965, and has since grown to be a leading manufacturer of electronic effects, picks, capos, slides, strings and other musical instrument accessories. Dunlop is the home of such legendary products as the Crybaby wah and Tortex picks.

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Kradl Guitar Picks and Accessories

Joliet, **IL
**USA
(815) 741-3989

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from the Kradl Guitar Picks and Accessories web site

These don‘t seem to be available anymore and are great picks - especially for younger students. They really re-enforced the proper holding of the pick. I’m down to my last one. And, that one I had to trade a stone pick to a student to get the Kradl pick back. - Curt

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Picks And Stones

279 Fickle Hill Road
Arcata, CA 95521
USA
Toll Free: 1-888-878-9985

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from the Picks And Stones web site

If you’ve never tried a Picks and Stones gemstone Guitar Pick you may be wondering “what’s so special about these things?” Only a first hand experience can completely satisfy your curiousity but we can do our best to explain as much as possible for you here. But if it’s all just words to you then feel free to listen to some MP3s and let the Picks speak for themselves.  “I’ve had several stones picks over the years (since 1978) and Picks and Stones offers the widest ranges of sizes and shapes. These are some good looking picks. I’ll have to get a few of these.

These are works of art let alone a functional guitar pick.” - **Curt Sheller**

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Real Rock Gemstone Guitar Picks

Real Rock
P.O. Box 651
Merlin, OR 97532
USA

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from the Real Rock Gemstone Guitar Picks web site

Real Rock Gemstone Guitar Picks are renowned for their stony, mellow, unique clear sound, and precision action. They work well with guitars or any stringed instrument that uses a pick, electric or acoustic. Stone Guitar Picks are a positive addition to your guitar gear. The picks are made from a variety of gem materials: Agates, Petrified Wood, Jaspers, Tiger Eye, and Crazy Lace, to mention a few. A stone pick is a unique guitar gift for that guitar player in your life. Available in a wide range of thickness, shapes, and sizes to fit all players. Real Rock maintains the highest standards of craftsmanship every step of the way to assure the guitarist a fine stone plectrum.

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Wegen

Michel Wegen
P.O.Box 119
7240 AC Lochem
The Netherlands

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Michel Wegen, a professional model maker, runs his own shop and typically works for museums, advertisement agencies, attraction parks, hospitals, et cetera. In his spare time he like to study other people’s problems and try to invent solutions. Each pick is made by hand, so if you would like to have a custom made pick, please let me know what you would like. I can offer picks in any shape, and in almost dimension. So, ask me if you have any special wishes, you won’t be the first ( and probably not the last) who will find out that special picks aren’t hard to get, after all.

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aLaska Pik

2605 W. Broadway Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
USA
Phone: (208) 687-6999
Fax: (509) 326-5655

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from the aLaska Pik web site

Fingernail Pick for stringed instruments. Experience a unique type of guitar pick that fits over the finger, under the nail on your finger or thumb. This pick is useful for: Classical Guitar, Flamenco, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukelele & Harp. I also personally use the brass thumb pick as a guide when filing my right hand thumb for fingerpicking. - Curt

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