I don’t know why, but guitar players – more so than other musicians – are fascinated by vintage gear. We’ve got magazines devotes specifically to vintage guitars, amps, and even effects. But have you ever thought much about vintage guitar picks?
It’s not super easy to find vintage guitar picks locally, because they’re generally not in demand as much as guitars, amps, and effects. Fortunately, it’s become pretty easy to buy vintage guitar picks on sites such as eBay. Just make sure that you’re buying from a reputable seller and that you’re not getting a reissue.
The cool thing about buying vintage guitar picks (such as Bakelite, Fender, and D’Addario) is that it allows you to get your hands on real vintage guitar gear that’s connected to the past, but you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg. You could get a 50 year old guitar pick for less than $20 if you know where to look. While it’s not as sexy as buying a 1959 Gibson Les Paul, it also won’t cost you $250,000.