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repurposed coin guitar picks

by Dustin & Stephanie Headrick $20.00 - 25.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

Change Your Tune

Handcrafted from quarter or dollar coins, Dustin & Stephanie 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. 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. collection

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REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS
 
4.6

(based on 179 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (89)
  • Stores easily (79)
  • Easy to use (71)
  • Lasting fun (71)
  • Good variety (35)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Long term use (50)
  • Art (32)
  • Music (6)
  • Playing guitar (6)
  • Guitar (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (69), Parent (63), Budget shopper (14), Educator (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (311), No (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (163), Business (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (91), Child (49), Husband (21), Father (8), Self (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (117), Birthday (36), Other (10), Father’s day (9)

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5.0

Best uncommon gift ever!

By 

from San Antonio

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        Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

        I purchased this for my friend for father's day. He was truly surprised by this unique gift. Its so uncommon that I will be purchasing these as gifts for all my friends, and myself! The coins were shipped to my friends house and arrived a day early.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Father’s Day

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        5.0

        A special musical item

        By 

        from Delmar, NY

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Variety
        • Lasting Fun
        • Long Lasting
        • Repurposed
        • Stores Easily

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Art
          • Long Term Use
          • Music

          Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

          I gave it to a friend, who travelled across the country to attend a graduation here. He is a photographer and guitarist who also the fact that this repurposed and with a long life.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          great picks

          By 

          from Houston,TX

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lasting Fun
          • Long Lasting
          • Stores Easily

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Art
            • Long Term Use

            Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

            These picks will be great for my nephew who is an avid guitar player. He typically has some softer picks but these will be a good hard pick alternative. They are very good quality and craftsmanship

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            4.0

            Classy strumming

            By 

            from Marietta, GA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Variety
            • Long Lasting
            • Stores Easily

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

                I don't play guitar, but it seems that these coins might be a bit heavy for intricate strumming

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                5.0

                Well received

                By 

                from Pacific NW

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lasting Fun
                • Stores Easily

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Art
                  • Long Term Use

                  Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

                  This was part of a HS graduation gift and arrived on the day of.
                  Jeffrey Mayer was very helpful in making sure it got there on time. My Grandson thought this was really "cool" and tried it right away. He likes it very much.
                  Thank you.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
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                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful pieces :)

                  By 

                  from Bowling Green, KY

                  About Me Educator

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long Lasting
                  • Stores Easily

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Art

                    Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

                    These picks were absolutely perfect. My boyfriend isn't someone who is easy to buy for because he impulse buys all the little things he wants, but I had to get him something for Nurses Week, and this exceeded my expectations both in quality and his reaction!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    5.0

                    Hand punched guitar pick

                    By 

                    from Nashville Tn

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Variety
                    • Lasting Fun
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Stores Easily

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Art

                      Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

                      I live is a small community out side Nashville Tenn. I was pleased to find the guitar picks are made by a local person. My son in law is an impossible person to shop for. Every gift is always returned. He plays guitar, I chose the Music City picks I really believe I have found the perfect gift. Only problem I will have to wait until Christmas to see.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      The delivery was very prompt and in perfect condition. I live out side Nashville Tn. My son in law is an impossible person to shop for, he always returns the gift. He plays the guitar, I chose the Music City guitar pick. I am very pleased to find they are made by local artisans.I believe I have found the perfect gift. Now I just have to wait until Christmas.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      4.0

                      Nice gift

                      By 

                      from pa

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                            Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

                            The recipient did say that these change the sound a bit but he liked them.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Other
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Birthday

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                            5.0

                            this was by far a very unique gift!!!!!!

                            By 

                            from Prescott Valley,AZ

                            About Me Parent

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Variety
                            • Lasting Fun
                            • Long Lasting
                            • Stores Easily

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

                                the service and delivery were excellent. My 16yr old grandson was very please and his Dad uses it as well; both are guitar players, electric and acoustic and the sound was magnificent.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes, Yes
                                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                • Child
                                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                • Birthday

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                cool picks

                                By 

                                from Allentown, PA

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Long Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Art

                                  Comments about REPURPOSED COIN GUITAR PICKS:

                                  These picks are great. I went wit the dollar coins as they are closer to the size of a standard pick.

                                  Pretty thick, I'm sure they will last forever. Great tone with my 11s

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No, No
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                                  • Self
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                                  • Other

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