Guitar Picks

Guitar Picks, also known as Plectrums, are the most widely used method of playing the guitar. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colours and materials. Also the weight of guitar picks is important for playing different styles of music. A thicker, 'stubby' pick will give you a heavier playing response to a lighter 'thin' pick.

With a wide range of popular brands to choose from, such as Fender and Dunlop - we've categorized our vast selection of plectrums into Light Gauge, Medium Gauge, Heavy Gauge and Extra Heavy Gauge to make the process that much smoother for you - allowing you to easily find the perfect match for your own unique playstyle!

We sell individual picks in-store, as well as Pick Tins and Multi-Packs to save you having to replace them regularly! We stock a huge selection of Jim Dunlop picks below, which are the plectrum of choice for new and professional guitarists around the world.


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  • What is the proper name for a guitar pick?

    A plectrum is a small flat tool used to pluck or strum a stringed instrument. For hand-held instruments such as guitars and mandolins, the plectrum is often called a pick and is a separate tool held in the player's hand.
  • Why do guitarists use picks?

    Guitar Picks have obvious advantages – they help increase your playing speed, produce a clear, defined tone and increase your volume considerably, which is good for everything from strumming around a campfire with some mates to playing a live solo!
  • Can I play guitar without pick?

    One of the most valuable techniques you can develop on the guitar is the ability to play without a pick - There are a lot of different approaches you can take and it's important to keep in mind that there isn't necessarily a right or wrong approach here.
  • Should I play electric guitar with a pick?

    Anybody who plays the steel string guitar, whether electric or acoustic, should learn to play with a pick first. Picks are useful for playing lead guitar and melodic passages as they allow the player to attack the notes more dexterously than with fingers