Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick

Enjoy a unique sound for your strumming with this arrowhead pick, made from cooled volcanic rock.
created by

Seth Maranuk

$20.00

created by

Seth Maranuk

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Rock Out

Give your songs a bit of added fire with this handmade guitar pick by Seth Maranuk, crafted from lustrous obsidian, a volcanic rock formed by the rapid cooling of lava. Highlighted by an arrowhead silhouette that provides superior grip, the glass-like material lends a unique sound to your strumming. Handmade in Pennsylvania.



Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Pennsylvania

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

I became fascinated with the crystalline realm at a very young age. My childhood fascination was the "vein" of crystals in the forest near my home in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains. I knew I wanted to spend my life working with these amazing models of perfection created by nature. When I was 18 I started my career as a jewelry designer and craftsman, and my focus has consistently been on going where no one else has gone, pushing the limits and allowing my creativity to take the wheel. When I bought a bag of tumbled stone chips and found one to be shaped just like a guitar pick, the wheels in my head started turning, I knew I was on to something. But the polished rounded edge slid of the guitar strings in an awkward way, there was no precision control. So I took it to the grinding wheel and after experimenting with various different materials and designs, I eventually honed in on my hallmark design, a carefully shaped pick with just the right contour that allows for precision picking.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
obsidian
Measurements
1.3" L x 0.75" W
Ingredients
Item ID
25194

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsObsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick
 
3.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rock On!

This pick was purchased as a gift for someone else who appreciated the unusual craftsmanship. A great idea to use obsidian as the material for the pick! It seemed to be on the small...Read complete review

This pick was purchased as a gift for someone else who appreciated the unusual craftsmanship. A great idea to use obsidian as the material for the pick! It seemed to be on the small side however...just a little bigger would've been better.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wouldn't buy ever again.

The obsidian has a nice finish but at the end where you pick is sanded down and produces a scraping sound on the string not giving you a clear clean sound from your guitar it's...Read complete review

The obsidian has a nice finish but at the end where you pick is sanded down and produces a scraping sound on the string not giving you a clear clean sound from your guitar it's also not the correct size or even remotely close to the picture.

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1.0

Disappointed

By 

from Santa Maria, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • It's a pretty shaped rock.

Cons

  • Not shaped for intended use
  • Small

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

    I am so disappointed that I'll need to return this. It is so small, and not at all shaped like a guitar pick. It's not at all like what's shown on the images.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Wouldn't buy ever again.

    By 

    from Pennellville, NY

    About Me Novice

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality
      • Poor Sound

      Best Uses

      • Tossed into the trash.

      Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

      The obsidian has a nice finish but at the end where you pick is sanded down and produces a scraping sound on the string not giving you a clear clean sound from your guitar it's also not the correct size or even remotely close to the picture.

       
      3.0

      Too Small

      By 

      from New York

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent Craftsmanship

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

          Its beautiful and seems well crafted but is more of a collection, it is too small to play guitar with unless for a child.

           
          2.0

          Not impressed

          By 

          from Canal Winchester, Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

          I don't know what my son thought about it but I wasn't impressed. It barely even looked like a guitar pick. Nothing like the photo. I was excited to give him a unique gift and I actually had to tell him what it was. Somebody should look at each item before shipping them. Very disappointed.

           
          5.0

          Good quality great workmanship

          By 

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Craftsmanship

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

              Not being a musician myself I can only attest to the look of the product which was just as pictured. Nice workmanship

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Never again

              By 

              from Austin TX

              Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

              Really small and not nearmy as nice as the picture! I paid $7 extra for a beat up gift box and note that looks awful. I want my money back

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              So pretty!

              By 

              from Mid Missouri

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Recipient Loved It

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Display
              • Use As Pick

              Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

              This was a well received gift!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Need ot order more!!!

              By 

              from Washington, DC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great For Teen Musicians

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

                  Thanks for getting me high "cool aunt" praise from the teens in the extended family. One nephew even made his into a necklace between jam sessions.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Rock On!

                  By 

                  from Virginia Beach

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Conversation piece
                  • Unusual

                  Cons

                  • very small

                  Best Uses

                  • Guitar playing

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

                  This pick was purchased as a gift for someone else who appreciated the unusual craftsmanship. A great idea to use obsidian as the material for the pick! It seemed to be on the small side however...just a little bigger would've been better.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was prompt, and goods arrived in excellent condition.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  It is a fun unique gift

                  By 

                  from utah

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cool

                  Cons

                  • None so far

                  Best Uses

                  • Guitar Pick

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick:

                  Made the top three gift for Christmas 2015!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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