Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks

Sep 13, 2016

Category: Gear

Most serious guitar players – with perhaps the exception of classical finger pickers – use some kind of plectrum (or pick, for short) to strum the strings of their instrument. The reasons for this are two-fold: it’s a lot easier than using your fingers and it helps shape the sound of the notes and makes them more prominent and bright. Most picks are pretty straight forward – made from materials like plastic and nylon – but these repurposed coin picks are something entirely different.

Made from either Liberty and Kennedy U.S. dollar coins or Tennessee and Washington quarters, these unique picks are guaranteed to be unbreakable through the course of normal use. They’ll also help add brightness to the notes played on an acoustic guitar and can infuse a unique intonation to electric instruments by interacting with the magnetic pickups. Hand-honed in Nashville, Tennessee – nicknamed the “Music City” – these picks, which cost $20-$25, are a unique twist on a classic guitar playing tool. [Purchase]

repurposed-coin-guitar-picks-01

repurposed-coin-guitar-picks-02

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

This X-STATIC Poly-Nylon Blend Hoodie Is The Ideal Summer Training Sweatshirt

Addressing the “Sweat” aspect of the classic workout and training sweatshirt.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner

These Slip-On Vans Shoes Are About To Become Your Go-To Summer Footwear

Hosing them off is a breeze thanks to their one-piece injected rubber design.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Style Guide: Hang Ten

Everything you need to make the most of your time out in the sun.

Posted By

Apr 12, 2021

Featured Image

This Voice-Controlled 19″ Optimus Prime Toy Transforms Itself At Your Command

A fully-programmable robot in disguise that walks, talks, drives, and more.

Posted By

Apr 12, 2021

Featured Image

lululemon’s Drysense Hoodie Was Made To Address Post-Workout Perspiration

A scallop-cut, quick-drying, moisture-wicking, antimicrobial poly-nylon hoodie.

Posted By

Apr 12, 2021

Featured Image

Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Updates It’s Longest-Produced Running Shoe

Four decades of dominance and this sneaker is still going strong.

Posted By

Apr 12, 2021