Before discussing my views on the V-Pick, I have to be honest. I have a pretty low tolerance for gimmicky guitar gear. The market does too, since most flavor-of-the-month guitar products tend to not last very long. The whole “boutique” phenomenon is not something I’m crazy about either. I definitely dig handmade amps and guitars from smaller manufacturers, but when you start getting into “boutique guitar strings” and “boutique amp stands,” then I get a little nervous. Same goes for “boutique guitar picks,” but then I gave V-Picks a try, based on the advice of a friend.