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 5/9/2017.

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 98 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent craftsmanship (31)
  • Durable (19)
  • Great sound (8)
  • Great intonation (6)
  • Unique (6)

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  • Practice (21)
  • Jam sessions (15)
  • Performance (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (95)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (10), Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (71), Birthday (17), Other (5)

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4.0

The product is very cool!

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from FL

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  • Excellent Craftsmanship

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    • Jam Sessions
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    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    I have not used the product as it was purchased for my Son as a birthday gift.

     
    5.0

    Great gift

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    from Delaware

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    • Excellent Craftsmanship

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      Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

      My son in law was thrilled with these neat guitar picks.

       
      5.0

      Very nicely done

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      from NJ

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          • Performance

          Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

          Very nicely done

           
          5.0

          Guitat picks made out of quarters...absolutely wonderful.

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          from Holly Lake Ranch, Texas

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Excellent Craftsmanship

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            • Jam Sessions
            • Performance
            • Practice

            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

            One of a kind gift.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

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            from Texas

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            • Excellent Craftsmanship

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                Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                Gift purchase. Love that you can customize to special dates

                 
                5.0

                Custom Guitar Picks

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                from Pennsylvania

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                • Durable
                • Excellent Craftsmanship
                • Great Sound

                Cons

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                  • Jam Sessions
                  • Practice

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                  This is an awesome item - I gave them to my son for Christmas & he loved them!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome!

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                  from Omaha

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Craftsmanship
                  • Great Intonation
                  • Great Sound
                  • Highly Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jam Sessions
                    • Performance
                    • Practice

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                    My brother in law loves the sound that made and they were so unique! No worries about him gettting anything like this!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah
                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this again

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                    from Arkansas

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                    • Excellent Craftsmanship

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                        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                        My nephew thought they were neat

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
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                        • Christmas or Hanukkah
                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent gift--he framed them!

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                        from Tyler, TX

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                        • Excellent Craftsmanship

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                            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                            Loved the ability to personalize it with year and state!

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                            • Yes
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                            • Christmas or Hanukkah
                             
                            5.0

                            A Unique Gift for a Musician

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                            from Newnan, GA

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                            • Durable
                            • Excellent Craftsmanship

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                              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                              I ordered these guitar picks for my grandson. He is a semi-pro musician, but thank goodness he has a real job, too!
                              One pick has his birth year, and the other his birth state. Both he and I are very pleased with the novelty and craftsmanship of these guitar picks.

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

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