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 11/6/2017.

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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UncommonGoodsCustom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks
 
4.7

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent craftsmanship (35)
  • Durable (23)
  • Great sound (10)
  • Great intonation (7)
  • Unique (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (24)
  • Jam sessions (18)
  • Performance (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (13), Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (95)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Miss read description

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expected one pick with both pieces of information

I was really excited when I found this because I thought I could get the state and year of our first date on one pick. We had both had to fly to each other,...Read complete review

I was really excited when I found this because I thought I could get the state and year of our first date on one pick. We had both had to fly to each other, we had been best friends for a long time, so the location was very unique. I was disappointed when the two pieces of information I had had customized came on two picks and then I had to explain why he got an Illinois 2016 and a massachusetts 2000 quarter picks. He originally just thought I had gotten him a couple new picks to try out since he likes heavy weight ones anyway. It really took away from the moment and the picks don't really hold any sentimental value for what I thought they would. If you're just looking for guitar picks these are good, though I don't think the customizing is worth it.

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2.0

Expected one pick with both pieces of information

By 

from Southeast Michigan

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jam Sessions
    • Practice

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    I was really excited when I found this because I thought I could get the state and year of our first date on one pick. We had both had to fly to each other, we had been best friends for a long time, so the location was very unique. I was disappointed when the two pieces of information I had had customized came on two picks and then I had to explain why he got an Illinois 2016 and a massachusetts 2000 quarter picks. He originally just thought I had gotten him a couple new picks to try out since he likes heavy weight ones anyway. It really took away from the moment and the picks don't really hold any sentimental value for what I thought they would. If you're just looking for guitar picks these are good, though I don't think the customizing is worth it.

     
    5.0

    Yes

    By 

    from Santa Rosa, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    Was a gift

     
    4.0

    Perfect and unique

    By 

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Craftsmanship

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

      These were perfect for my mentor as a retirement gift. The customization options made them personal and meaningful, and as someone who loves music and wants to learn the guitar, they were also useful to my mentor. The only improvement would be to ship them in a box so they look nicer for gifting.

       
      5.0

      Cool gift

      By 

      from Raytown MO

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Great Intonation

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jam Sessions
        • Performance

        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

        I suppose you would play a guitar with them.

         
        5.0

        Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks rock the chords!!!

        By 

        from Hatboro, PA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent Craftsmanship
        • Fun and creative
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jam Sessions
          • Practice

          Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

          I own all of the different picks that you make and I love them because they are
          different and fun and durable. thank you for your beautiful work.

           
          4.0

          The product is very cool!

          By 

          from FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Craftsmanship

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jam Sessions
            • Practice

            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

            By 

            from Delaware

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Craftsmanship

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jam Sessions
              • Performance
              • Practice

              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

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

               
              5.0

              Very nicely done

              By 

              from NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performance

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                  Very nicely done

                   
                  5.0

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

                  By 

                  from Holly Lake Ranch, Texas

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Excellent Craftsmanship

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • 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

                    By 

                    from Texas

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Craftsmanship

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                        Gift purchase. Love that you can customize to special dates

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