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repurposed coin guitar picks

by Dustin & Stephanie Headrick $20.00 - 25.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Change Your Tune

Handcrafted from quarter or dollar coins, Dustin Michael Headrick's guitar picks are a celebration of coin, music, and country. 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. Coin guitar picks have been used by musicians for a century because of their unique tonal qualities. 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. Choose from the set of 2 quarters (includes the standard Washington/eagle coin and the Tennessee/guitar coin) or a set of 2 dollar coins (the Liberty and Kennedy coins). Hand-honed in Nashville, Tennessee; appropriately nicknamed the "Music City."

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23561
Made from
USA cupronickel coins
Measurements
Liberty: 1" L x .95" W; Kennedy: 1.2" L x 1" W; TN and Washington: .95" L x .87" W
  • the maker

Dustin & Stephanie Headrick

Like any good idea, it was a blessed revelation. Stephanie and I 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. So, I began hand-honing them into guitar & mandolin picks - they sounded great! 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. I started making lots of them and selling them in craft fairs and over the internet - people loved them. Then I began experimenting with other materials: brass, bronze, copper, aluminum, horn, hardwood, and anything else I could craft into a guitar pick. After a few years, my hobby had become so successful that Stephanie and I had to devote most of our time trying to keep up with customer demands. To date, we've sold tens of thousands of handmade guitar picks to musicians all over the world with many customers becoming avid collectors. About Dustin: "I was born and raised in Nashville, the son of a professional picker, the grandson of a country music insider. I've picked, produced, pomped and promoted around the Nashville music scene for decades. Now, I've got a huge family of my own and am still making music - but guitar picks have been my artistic focus lately. I enjoy working with metal, especially silver and brass, to create picks that change the tone of a player's performance. People have been playing with cellulose/plastic picks for so long, everything really sounds the same - it's time for an evolution of sound." About Stephanie: "Born in California, raised in Nashville - the perfect combo. I've been focusing on creating and selling art for most of my adult life, now I get to do both along with my wonderful husband. A dream come true." collection

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