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 12/29/2017.

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.


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UncommonGoodsCustom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks
 
4.7

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent craftsmanship (46)
  • Durable (30)
  • Great intonation (13)
  • Great sound (13)
  • Highly responsive (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (33)
  • Jam sessions (26)
  • Performance (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (18), Experienced (13), Professional musician (4)
    • 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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5.0

Pick a pick

By 

from Capo Bch, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jam Sessions
    • Performance
    • Practice

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    The explanation of the pick's quality in the catalog would be great if included in the envelope with the picks.

     
    5.0

    Great gift for the musician who has everything!

    By 

    from Texas

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Craftsmanship

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

        Wonderful heartfelt gift

         
        5.0

        Innovative Gift

        By 

        from Westminster, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent Craftsmanship

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jam Sessions
          • Performance

          Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

          He doesn't know about them yet as they're for Christmas but I know he will be thrilled.

           
          5.0

          Yes

          By 

          from Pittsburgh Pa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Craftsmanship

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jam Sessions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

            Has the date and state

             
            5.0

            Truly special and unique gift

            By 

            from Tampa, FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Craftsmanship
            • Great Intonation
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jam Sessions
              • Performance
              • Practice

              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

              Love how it could be personalized with the choice of state and date. I was expecting one pick and it came with two!

               
              5.0

              great pick! I would buy more! Nice personal gift.

              By 

              from Auburn AL

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

              loved it!

               
              5.0

              yes

              By 

              from Sacramento, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Excellent Craftsmanship
              • Great Intonation
              • Highly Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jam Sessions
                • Performance
                • Practice

                Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                You sent a catalog to my house. I had never heard of Uncommon .

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Unique Item

                By 

                from Elysburg, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Craftsmanship
                • Great Intonation

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performance
                  • Practice

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                  I am not going to use these guitar picks but I hope my Grandson likes them because I'm giving them to him for Christmas.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Awesome

                  By 

                  from Maryland

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Craftsmanship

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                      I loved how they turned out. They did an excellent job on making them. These were purchased as a gift.

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again!!

                      By 

                      from Paducah, KY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Great Intonation
                      • Great Sound
                      • Highly Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performance

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                        I do not know as I am in KY and my son is in CA.

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