Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks

Pair your choice of state quarter with a quarter minted during a special year to create a custom pick set.

$30.00

created by

Dustin & Stephanie Headrick

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Rock Local

Coin guitar picks have been used by musicians for a century because of their unique tonal qualities, but now they can also be a unique expression of your own time and place. That's because this pair of picks from Dustin & Stephanie Headrick is made from a pair of custom-selected quarters: one is made from the commemorative state quarter of your choosing, and the other is a quarter minted during your choice of year (from 1965 to 2016).

Each coin's distinctive raised insignia gives these picks an easy-to-grip texture, so they'll stay on hand regardless of the style you prefer to strum. They create increased volume and a bright attack on acoustic instruments such as guitar, ukulele and mandolin. They can also entirely change the sound of an electric guitar by naturally reacting with the strings and pickup dynamics. Hand-honed in Nashville, Tennessee; appropriately nicknamed the "Music City."

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Tennessee

Nashville natives Stephanie and Dustin Headrick transform common cents into uncommon guitar picks. The couple started with a collection of silver quarters and half-dollars, but didn't really want to watch them sit around for 50 years and collect dust. It's well known with musicians that silver coin guitar picks have been around for a hundred years, but actually getting your hands on one is a rare thing. So, the savvy numismatists began hand-honing the coins into picks and immediately loved the tinny sound they produced. After gaining popularity at local craft fairs, they began experimenting with other materials: brass, bronze, copper, aluminum, hardwood, and even horn. To date, they've sold tens of thousands of handmade guitar picks to musicians all over the world, with many customers becoming avid collectors.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
USA cupronickel coins
Measurements
.95" L x .87" W
Notes
Only years 1965 - 2016 available.
Please note: 1975 quarters were not produced and bicentennial quarters will be used in orders placed for 1975.
Item ID
26853

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 1/31/2017.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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4.7

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (65)

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    (14)

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    (2)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent craftsmanship (18)
  • Durable (12)
  • Unique (6)
  • Great sound (5)
  • Great intonation (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (10)
  • Jam sessions (7)
  • Performance (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (61), Birthday (17), Other (5)

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5.0

My son's favorite picks now.

By 

from San Diego, CA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Great idea!

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jam Sessions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    My son loved this unique idea and says that they give him a great sound when playing his guitar. I purchased one with my state and the other with his birth year.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Great buy

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    from New York

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Intonation
    • Great Sound
    • Highly Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

      I was expecting the years I chose to be on both picks, but it ended up being on just one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      4.0

      Excellent Quality

      By 

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As a toy
        • Jam Sessions
        • Practice

        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

        I bought these personalized guitar pics for my boyfriend for Christmas. They didn't arrive in time for that, but his birthday is in January so I will be giving them to him in just a couple of weeks. I tried them out on my own guitar and the sound is great, and I think the year of his birth and his home state on the pics will mean a lot to him.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        was a gift... he loved it

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        from New York Manhattan

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent Craftsmanship

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practice

          Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

          as a gift

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Very pleased with he picks

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          from Tennessee

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Craftsmanship

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jam Sessions
            • Performance
            • Practice

            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

            Unique gift

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            loved these guitar picks.

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            from usa

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Craftsmanship

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

              Came with wrong date . Should .have been 1967 not 1968. Not sure if it was my mistake but would like to order the correct dated one 1967. thanks

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              5.0

              My son loves them !

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              from Illinois

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              Pros

              • Excellent Craftsmanship

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                  Loves them

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  5.0

                  Great Gift!

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                  from Seattle, WA

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Craftsmanship

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                      Gave this to my brother as a gift, was perfect as he both collects coins and plays guitar! I got the year of his birth and our home state. Came in a nice little pouch.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      Successful Christmas gift

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                      from Florida

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Excellent Craftsmanship

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                          My son loved the beautifully crafted, personalized guitar picks.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                          5.0

                          Great gift for a guitar player

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                          from Texas

                          About Me Novice

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Excellent Craftsmanship

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • decoration
                            • Practice

                            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                            The best part of this gift was the personalization in being able to pick the quarter year

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                            • Yes
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                            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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