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 2018).

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
Ingredients
Notes
Only years 1965 - 2018 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 6/5/2018.

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 128 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent craftsmanship (53)
  • Durable (36)
  • Great intonation (15)
  • Great sound (14)
  • Highly responsive (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (38)
  • Jam sessions (30)
  • Performance (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (23), Experienced (16), 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

cool gift!

By 

from CT

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Great Intonation
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jam Sessions
    • Performance

    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

    A great, memorable keepsake gift for a very cool guitar player!

     
    5.0

    Excellent Gift

    By 

    from san diego ca

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practice

        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

        Useful and personal.

         
        5.0

        Amazingly Unique!

        By 

        from Spotsylvania, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent Craftsmanship

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jam Sessions
          • Practice

          Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

          I was so impressed with the first set that I bought another as a Christmas Gift for this year. Love they can be personalized and they are wonderfully durable!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So unique!

          By 

          from Wisconsin

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • customized
          • Durable
          • Excellent Craftsmanship
          • personal

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

              My nephew appreciated how unique these are!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Cute idea

              By 

              from Lake Geneva Wi

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jam Sessions

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                  Take some practice to use them. They are probably going to be more for show than use

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  The perfect gift for guitar player in your life

                  By 

                  from Sacramento, ca

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Excellent Craftsmanship

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jam Sessions

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                    See above

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Unique Gift

                    By 

                    from Naperville, IL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Excellent Craftsmanship
                    • Great Intonation

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                        Excellent gift idea!

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Perfect

                        By 

                        from NYC

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Can't have city & date request on same pick

                          Best Uses

                          • Practice

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                          Great!

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Pretty Neat Stuff

                          By 

                          from Texas

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Excellent Craftsmanship

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Performance
                            • Practice

                            Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                            Has not used yet, so we will see how all of the above stands after that.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            This product makes a great gift!

                            By 

                            from Gainesville, VA

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Excellent Craftsmanship

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practice

                              Comments about UncommonGoods Custom Repurposed Quarter Guitar Picks:

                              They just look so cool!

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