Guitar Picks and Plectrums for Sale At Low Cost
No matter your taste and style in guitar picks, you will find all your favorites and save big at Strings and Beyond. Find hundreds of picks for sale in a variety of materials, shapes and thicknesses to satisfy even the pickiest of players.
Pick Up Your Sound
We have picks and plectrums from all the leading brands. Wondering what a guitar plectrum is? A plectrum is just a fancy name for a flat tool used to play a stringed instrument — otherwise known as a guitar pick. Whatever you call them, they’re the point of connection between you and your instrument, and selecting the right pick is important whether you play guitar, bass, banjo or ukulele.
How to Choose a Guitar Pick
Among other things, the best guitar pick depends on your playing style and string type. Rhythm acoustic guitarists generally use picks that are larger and made of softer materials. Conversely, lead electric guitarists often prefer a smaller, harder pick so they can shred faster and with more control. Using the same pick on a nylon string will also sound a lot different than on a steel or brass string.
Ultimately, it’s up to each player to decide what’s best for them. Some people even like to keep several pick types on hand. With our discounted prices and free U.S. shipping on orders over $35, you can afford to try out as many as you like.
Shape the Way You Play
Browse picks from more than 20 elite guitar and accessory manufacturers. We have the widely-used Jim Dunlop Tortex picks in different colors and their Nylon Max Grip, Gator Grip, Jazztone and Big Stubby among others. Wegen picks are available in their Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Mandolin and Triangular styles.
Find traditional nylon guitar picks and a variety of other materials in our inventory. You can select from Fender Classic Celluloid, Dava Jazz Grips and John Pearse wooden picks. We also carry special plectrums like the Dunlop gauged nickel silver finger pick and the Herco flat thumb pick.
Our picks come in every possible shape, including standard, teardrop, triangle, triple-sided and shark fin. We have many special collectors' guitar picks such as Dunlop's Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley collections, both of which feature different designs and a sliding tin enclosure. We also carry an Elvis Presley collectible series as well as Planet Waves, Woodstock, Beatles, Simpsons and Clayton Tenacious D picks in our inventory.
Our inventory runs the gamut from guitar picks with grip to fingerpicking acoustic guitar picks to electric picks. If you don't see exactly what you want, you can always design your own and fully personalize your playing experience. Contact us if you need any assistance with our custom-designed guitar picks. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you.
Guitar Pick FAQs
How to hold a guitar pick?
Hold the large end of the pick flat between your thumb and the top side of your index finger. The index finger should be pointing at the pick's tip, and you should hold it firmly but not tightly.
What is double-picking on guitar?
This is when you alternate down and up strokes on the same string or chord, letting you play a note more times in quick succession. The technique is also called alternate picking and tremolo picking.
How to strum a guitar without a pick?
The most effective option is to place your thumb and index finger together and strum like you're holding a pick. With this method, you play the down strokes with your index fingernail and the upstrokes with your thumbnail.
What are guitar picks made of?
Most picks are made of celluloid, a transparent plastic that has long been used for filming movies. Other possible materials include nylon, Delrin, polycarbonate, glass, metal and herringbone.
How to hold a guitar pick for speed?
The basic hold is the same, but you should have the pick at an angle, which lets it "glide" without getting caught. Keep your picking hand relaxed and try to avoid flexing your thumb.
Do you need a guitar pick for electric guitar?
A pick is necessary to play a faster, more aggressive style. Finger picking gives you a softer sound ideal for ballads and jazz. We also recommend beginners use guitar picks since steel strings are hard on your fingers.
What is hybrid picking on guitar?
Hybrid picking is when you play with a guitar pick and use your remaining fingers to pluck strings. This lets you be more precise about what notes you're playing and easily make big jumps between strings.