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For as long as there have been stringed instruments to make beautiful music, there have been picks to assist in playing and performance. There are hundreds of different kinds of picks available in differing sizes, material and thickness. Finding the perfect pick to suit your playing style and preference can be a daunting task, but with a experimenting with different styles, you’ll find exactly what you need.Playing with a pick tends to produce a brighter sound as opposed to simply playing with your fingertips. Picks also give your fingers protection from the stiff strings of your instrument. They have a number of different shapes and come in a variety of thicknesses. A pick with a pointed tip usually gives a more focused sound where as a round tip is a bit less defined. Heavier picks take a bit more practice and skill to master but do give better control. Electric guitarists tend to see the most benefit from heavy picks. Lighter picks are ideal for beginners just learning the ins and outs of their instrument or acoustic players looking for an airier sound.Picks most commonly come in plastic, wood, metal or glass. Nylon or acrylic picks tend to be the most common plastic choices. Economical, durable and easy to grip, they are an ideal option for a novice player. Dunlop Nylon Max Grip Guitar picks are a popular choice with their nonslip texture which provides exceptional control. A hardwood wood pick tends to produce a warmer tone than a plastic pick, although they are usually thicker and require a bit more control and balance. Clayton Sheesham Wood Exotic are a nice option for a hardwood pick.Metal picks such as steel or zinc produce a distinctively higher, clearer sound than plastic and are designed for long-lasting durability. Fender Steel Guitar picks provides a rich, clear sound with the flexibility of a plastic pick. Glass picks are the least common as they are significantly harder and heavier than the other options. Of course picks are small, compact accessories and easy to lose or misplace. As well, most guitarists musicians have dozens of picks at any given time so investing in a pick holder is a smart choice to keep them organized and accessible easy to reach. A spring-loaded pick holder will provide a quick and easy selection. The Dunlop 5005 pick holder and Dunlop 5010 7” Mic Stand Pick Holders are easy, portable and inexpensive options to store your picks.Picks are an essential accessory for almost any guitarist. With a wide a variety of options available to you, you’re certain to find a pick that’s absolutely perfect for your playing style. From cowboy chords to scorching solos, a great pick will bring out the best in your music.

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