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

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Dustin & Stephanie Headrick

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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

Like any good idea, it was a blessed revelation. Nashville natives Stephanie and Dustin Headrick began collecting silver quarters and half-dollars as an investment, 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. And so, Dustin began hand-honing them into guitar & mandolin picks and immediately loved the sound they produced.

After gaining popularity at local craft fairs, they began experimenting with other materials: brass, bronze, copper, aluminum, horn, hardwood, and anything else that could be crafted into a guitar pick. 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 10/12/2016.

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.



Are you planning to give this item as a gift? As it is made-to-order, please double check the shipping dates provided above. If it won't be completed in time, click here for a printable certificate to give while the artist works their magic!

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


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UncommonGoodsCustom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks
 
4.6

(based on 64 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (66)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (33), Child (28)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (45), Birthday (15), Other (4)

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5.0

Great gift!

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from Claremont, Ca

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Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

Bought this for my boyfriend for his birthday and know he's going to love it!

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  • Yes, Yes
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  • Other
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  • Birthday

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5.0

I'll be back for more!

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from Michigan

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Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

The guitar picks are Christmas gifts for my daughter and her guy who is teaching her how to play. They are beautifully made and it is one of the best ideas ever for coins!! Thank you so much!

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  • Yes, Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
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  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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4.0

Miss read description

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from Toledo, OH

Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

I ordered this to celebrate my sons graduation, didn't realize in the description that the state I choose and the year I selected wouldn't be on the same coin. I thought I was getting two coins that were 2016 Ohio, Instead I got 2002 Ohio & 2016 Illinois. Can't send back because they were custom made, I'm really mad that I either read something wrong or it wasn't depicted exactly as it should. This is another reason why I like to call and order as opposed to do it on line.

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  • Yes
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  • Child
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  • Other

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1.0

Disappointed

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from Pueblo, CO

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Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

Bought this for my 14 year old grandson who is a guitar enthusiest. Ordered these for an upcoming birthday in May. The state one is OK but the one for the year of his birth 2002 was so worn down you could BARELY notice it was 2002. I would really like this one replaced before his birthday on May 13th. I would still recommend them as they are a novel personal gift idea.

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  • Yes
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  • Child
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  • Birthday

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5.0

Unique gift.

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from Massachusetts

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Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

I was trying to find a gift for a man who plays in a church praise band. Uncommon catalog came in the mail & there was a set of 2 Bicentennial quarters 1 you could pick the year & the other you pick the state, I used his marriage year & state. They grind them down & make two guitar picks. It was a perfect gift. He loved them. It was a perfect match for the perfect reason!! 100% satisfied!

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  • Yes
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  • Other
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5.0

Unique guitar picks

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from Wallingford, CT

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Pros

  • Personalized Date

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Guitar Pick

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    Arrived quicker than expected. My son plays in a metal band and shreds picks. He also has large hands and liked the generous size of these picks.

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    • Yes
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    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Coin guitar picks

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    from Johnson City, TN

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    The product was unique and received great praise and thanks for the gift.

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    • Yes
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    • Child
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    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Great Gift

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    from North Georgia

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    Purchased as a gift for an aspiring 13 year old musician. He loved it!

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    • Yes
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    • Child
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    • Birthday

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    5.0

    excellent gift

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    from pittsburgh, pa

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    Love them

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    • Yes
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    5.0

    Product was as described in catalog.

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    from San Jose, CA

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    Pros

    • According To My Grandson

    Cons

    • I Am Anxious For Him To S

    Best Uses

    • Start A Collection

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    Thanks so much for emails and updates. Really appreciate the extra care taken when UPS lost the item. My grandson was really excited about receiving such a personalized gift.

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    • Yes
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    • Child
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    • Birthday

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