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5 Days Left!!

Don’t delay on placing your custom guitar pick order…there are just 5 days left for our 20% off Father’s Day Sale!

Custom picks make wonderful Father’s Day gifts! They are useful for Dads who like to rock out, and the custom printing on them adds that personal touch.

Now through the 14th, we are offering a 20% discount on all custom guitar pick orders placed through our website at www.claytoncustom.com. Just use the promotional code “DADSROCK” when you check out to have the discount applied!

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Memorial Day/Camo Picks

The team here at Clayton would like to wish all of you a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend! It’s great to have an extra day to play and enjoy the approaching summer weather, but it’s also important for remembering and honoring the heroes of our time, both past and present. That being said, we would like to feature our Camo picks in today’s post!

Camouflage is a pattern used to hide an object or person within a natural environment, but these picks stand out with their great playing and sound quality! Available in 12-packs, Camo picks (medium gauge) can be purchased through our site at http://www.steveclayton.com/camo.php!

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Sounds of Summer

Memorial Day is fast approaching, which marks the start of the summer season. To us, summer means concerts! Whether it’s a local fair, a 4th of July celebration, or a concert in the park, custom guitar picks can make a great addition to your show! Fans love it when custom printed guitar picks are thrown out into the audience for people to catch. They can also be given as novelty items before or after the concert. Custom picks make memorable tokens to help remind people of the amazing time they had at your show! So visit our website today at www.claytoncustom.com to start designing your own custom guitar picks, in preparation for the up-and-coming summer season!

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Rock Your Graduation!

Graduation season is upon us! Stumped on what to get the grad in your life? Go for custom guitar picks! For grads that like to rock out, custom picks make the perfect congratulatory gift. Our picks can be custom imprinted with names, dates, graphics… you name it! A set of custom-made picks will make a memorable item for your family member or friend who is moving to the next chapter in his or her life. Also, custom picks are great favors to have at graduation parties!

Order your custom graduation guitar picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!

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Don’t Forget Our Slides!

As a company that specializes in guitar picks and custom picks, it is sometimes overlooked that we have many other amazing guitar accessory products to offer! One of these is our Brass Socket Slide.  This slide has the same type of ridged interior that would be found in a tool socket, which musicians have been known to use in lieu of a guitar slide because the ridges keep it locked on your finger. However, actual tool sockets tend to be heavy on one end, so Clayton USA came up with the Socket Slide solution! With equalized weight on both ends of the slide, the result is consistent balance, weight, and tone. Specifically, Clayton USA chose to make the slide brass for enhanced quality and sustainability of the tone. Plus, as if this weren’t enough, a cut-out relief has been added for extra comfort while playing.

Check out these amazing slides and order one today at http://steveclaytonstore.com/product/brass-socket-slides/!

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4 Days Left for 12% Off Your Custom Guitar Pick Order!

There are just 4 days left to take advantage of our Spring Sale for Custom Guitar picks! If you order online at www.claytoncustom.com any time between now and Monday, April 27th, be sure to enter in the promo code SPRING12 to get a 12% discount on your order! Custom guitar pick orders start at just $24.99 (text-only picks), and we offer free 1st class shipping on orders that are less than 400 quantity. What a deal!

Don’t delay; place your order now at www.claytoncustom.com!

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Mom’s Top Pick

Mother’s Day may seem like it’s still a little while away, but now is a great time to start thinking about what to get for Mom! If you happen to have an extra-cool mom that rocks out on the guitar now and then, custom guitar picks can make the perfect gift! They are useful, but also have that personal touch. It is a good idea to get your order placed early, to allow for production and shipping of the picks to arrive in time for May 10th…yes, that is the date for Mother’s Day this year 😉 To design your picks and and place your order, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Picks start at just $24.99! With lots of color, shape, and gauge options, you will be sure to find something that is as perfect as Mom is!

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Pick Versatility – Picks with Holes

Have you ever thought about taking your custom guitar picks to the next level by making them into earrings, necklaces, or key chains? We can help get you started with our new Picks with Holes option! Now, on our website at www.claytoncustom.com, you can order custom “Picks with Holes” guitar picks, so that you can have your custom design printed on the picks, and they already have a pre-drilled hole at the top so they can easily be made into novelty items!

Picks with Holes are made from the same material as our white Eco picks, and they can be printed with single or full color art designs, one or two sides, and with a full bleed option. Starting at just $69.00 for 100 quantity. Order today at www.claytoncustom.com!

 

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Simply Glowing!

Have a big concert coming up? Want some amazing custom guitar picks that you can throw into the crowd? Try out our glow in the dark custom picks! Your fans will go crazy when you use a pick to play and then toss it out for someone to snatch…and they will actually be able to see them, even if it’s dark, because they glow! They are also great for keeping with you backstage so that you are not fumbling around, trying to find your pick, when you are needed on stage! Just remember that these picks are one of our specialty items, and they take longer to make than some of our other materials so you will want to plan ahead when placing your order.

Order your own awesome custom-printed glow in the dark picks at www.claytoncustom.com today!

 

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A touching story — The Healing Power of Picks

We find that we are sometimes amazed at the ways in which custom guitar picks are used…from playing guitar and throwing them out to fans, to using them for baby showers and as business cards, they really are a versatile item. Recently, one of our customers shared with us how the custom guitar picks that she ordered to commemorate her son, who passed away at a much-too-young age of 22, really made a difference in her healing after this tragic event took place.

Below is a full article, entitled Sustain: How One Family Kept a Young Musician’s Spirit Alive After His Tragic Death by Jason M. Rubin. If you are inclined, please take the time to read this truly amazing story about how something as small as guitar picks can actually make a difference:

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Category: Miscellaneous

2 Days Left!!

Don’t let our Halloween Custom Guitar Pick Sale pass you by! You can still order custom guitar picks any time today, or tomorrow before 11:59pm Central time, and get 10% off your entire order! Just visit our site at www.claytoncustom.com to design and order your custom picks. Use the code BOO14 to automatically have the discount applied! If you are an early Holiday shopper, this is a great time to get a gift for that musician in your life!

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Pick or Treat!

Halloween is around the corner, and that means Halloween concerts, parties and events galore! If you think custom guitar picks would add to your celebrations, now is the time to order! We offer picks in several materials, colors, sizes, and shapes (including orange picks with black print, for the traditional Halloween look). They can be imprinted with band names, logos, dates, slogans, or Halloween-themed art like the ones shown in the image below. Maybe you have a Halloween wedding that you are planning? Give custom guitar picks as favors! The possibilities are endless. To place your custom guitar pick order, visit our site at www.claytoncustom.com!

 

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Shiny and New: Steve Clayton Store Online

Announcing SteveClaytonStore.Com, where you can get all of the Clayton Guitar Accessories that you need and love! You may remember that this section of our site used to be run through a company called Shopatron, and orders were often shipped from one of our distributors. Now, when you order your Clayton items, you can rest assured that they will come directly from us, the manufacturer, which means less hassle and more dependability! And that’s not all…we are also offering free shipping on all orders over $35.00, all the time!! Check it out at http://steveclaytonstore.com/.

 

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Two Days Left to Get Free Stuff!

Hi Clayton Customers! Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend! Just a reminder that there are only two days left to take advantage of our “Get Free Stuff” promotion! If you place an order for custom guitar picks by tomorrow, 9/4 at 11:59pm (Central), you will automatically receive not one, but TWO free packs of Clayton guitar picks! You will receive one 6-pick Variety Pack, and one 12-pick pack of Hex .73mm Yellow picks! No promo code is required for this offer…you with get these free picks simply by placing your order as you normally would online at www.claytoncustom.com!

Time’s a-tickin’, so get your order in today! 🙂

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Become a Clayton Endorsed Artist!

Are you in a band, or do you perform music as a solo artist? Do you have your own band/artist website? Do you love Clayton USA guitar picks and guitar accessories? Then you should consider becoming a Clayton Endorsed Artist!  To be considered for an endorsement contract, all you need to do is visit our site at http://www.steveclayton.com/endorsement.php  to submit your press kit to us for review. If we offer you an endorsement contract, you will receive numerous benefits, including discounts on our guitar accessory products, guitar picks, and custom picks. In addition, you will get invaluable publicity/exposure from a company that has been in the industry for over 35 years, via our website and social networking sites. Why wait? Submit your press kit today! We look forward to working with you!

 

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Even more Exotic…

In case you may not have seen when browsing our website — we added four new types of Exotic picks to our guitar pick line this year! We now have two types of Jazz Exotic picks: Black Horn and Bone (same materials as the Bone and Horn picks that we already had, but in a new shape that is tailored specifically for increased attack and fast response that is needed when breaking out the jazz chords). We are also offering two entirely new materials: Paddock and Wedge Wood.  Paddock picks are made for creating a warm, loud and earthy tone off of your strings, while the Wedge Woods are formulated to create a strikingly bright sound. To try out these new Exotic pick types, visit our site at http://www.steveclayton.com/exotics.php today!

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Hex-ceptional!

Have you had a chance to check out the newest pick in our Grip Pick line? Just added to our product offerings this year, Hex Picks have proven to be very popular with seasoned guitar players. These picks have a hexagonal-shaped hole placed right in the center, which locks it into place while playing, but will still allow you to move the pick in your fingers if needed.  Made of the same material as our Duraplex Picks, you will find them to be comfortable and produce the high-quality tonality that you have come to expect from Clayton USA brand guitar picks!

Order your new Hex Picks today at www.steveclayton.com/hex-guitar-picks.php!

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Holey Moley!

Great news!! We are now offering custom guitar picks with holes drilled in the top! These picks are great to order if you are looking for custom guitar picks that you want to turn into necklaces, earrings, key chains, etc.

The picks are made out of the same plastic material as our Eco picks, so they are certified compostable and environment-friendly. They support full color print, and two sided print, so the design possibilities are endless. They start at just $69.00 for 100 quantity, and most orders for this type of pick will ship out within 3 business days. Gauge is .80mm, Medium. Hole is at the top center of the pick.

To order this new custom guitar pick item – Pick with Hole – visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

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Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot

Our July Custom Guitar Pick Sale has begun! We are now offering 15% off all custom guitar pick orders, and this special lasts for only three days! Starting today, July 25th, you can place your custom guitar pick order online at www.claytoncustom.com. When the site prompts you for a promotional code, enter in CJUL14 to automatically have 15% taken off of your order total. Again, this is only for 3 DAYS! Ends July 27th at 11:29pm Central Standard Time, so get your order in ASAP!

 

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Shine On!

Hey Clayton Fans! Just a post to remind you that, even though we specialize in making guitar picks and custom picks, we do offer other amazing guitar accessories! These guitar essentials include polish products, and we offer two different types!

We carry Pro Lemon polish that will replenish the essential oils in your guitar without the odors and harsh chemicals of other polishes. When used, it will clean and condition the finish of any wooden instrument…so try it on your ukulele too! 😉

The other polish that we offer is called Pro Shine. This cleans and finishes your guitar with a beautiful shine without any build-up. It is non-toxic and is made from all natural and organic oils.

Try out one of these today! http://www.steveclayton.com/polish.php

Don’t forget to have a look at our Pro Buff and String Zip cloths as well!

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Get ready for our next contest!!

Attention Clayton Fans! Starting today, we have a new contest running through our Facebook page! Check out the crazy photo in the image below. For the next four days, this photo will be posted on our FB page, and all you need to do is submit a comment with your best caption for the photo, for a chance to win your choice of 3 Clayton guitar pick 12-packs!!

This contest ends at Midnight on June 29th, so don’t delay! Visit www.facebook.com/ClaytonUSA to submit your most clever and witty captions!

 

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Don’t Forget the Fathers!

Father’s Day will be here before you know it, don’t be caught unprepared! Clayton custom guitar picks are a great gift for the Dad who dabbles in music. They are both useful and personal, and most of our custom pick orders ship out within a few days! Below is an example design for Father’s Day picks that was ordered by one of our customers to give you some inspiration. Add Dad’s name, or a personal message, or even a photo to his custom picks, and he will have something to remember his awesome Father’s Day every time he picks up his guitar!

Order today at www.claytoncustom.com!

 

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Dia de Los Muertos Picks

Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated mainly in the Mexican culture, but other cultures as well, to honor the lives of friends and family members who have passed away. This holiday spans from October 31st, when many people also celebrate Halloween, through November 2nd. Even though it is nowhere near that time of year right now, I wanted to feature these awesome Dia De Los Muertos custom guitar picks that were created and ordered by a Clayton Customer. I just love the variety of color, the eye-catching design, and how the white pearl picks give the design an almost 3-D effect. Flower-patterned, colorful skulls like this are very common in art and make-up used to commemorate the Day of the Dead. We also see art like this often on custom wedding guitar picks for weddings that have themes inspired by Mexican culture.

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To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

 

April Showers Sale!

Cheer yourself up from those April downpours with a new set of Clayton Custom Guitar Picks! This week we are running a 15% off your custom guitar pick order sale! To order custom picks and take advantage of this offer, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Create your pick design, and click on the ‘Order Pick’ button. When prompted for a promotional code, type in S14GP to automatically have 15% deducted from your order!

Don’t delay! This sale ends on 4/29/14 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time.

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Pick-cakes

Looking for a unique way to use custom guitar picks at a party? How about as cupcake decorations?! It seems that cupcakes, especially ones with extravagant fillings or frosting decoration, are becoming increasingly popular for events. What better way to make them stand out than with some custom guitar picks crowning the tops? Below is a photo sent to us by customer Deanna Vickers, who placed an order for custom guitar picks for a friend’s birthday party. As you can see, she attached the picks to toothpicks so that she could place them in the tops of the cupcakes to make a customized dessert! They turned out so cool! It’s always fun to learn about the surprising and creative ways in which our customers use custom guitar picks, and we couldn’t help but share this idea!

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To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

Which White?

Over the years, Clayton, USA has added more and more pick options to our custom guitar pick line. I have realized that, currently, we offer five different white guitar pick options for custom printing, and some of you may be wondering which white pick material will be best for you?

Here is a quick guide to help you out!

1. White Delrin Picks: These are basic, bright white picks, similar to tortex material. They have a semi-gloss finish. They work best with dark, bright, and bold colors for custom designs. Black print is the best for this material.

2. Acetal Picks: Some customers choose acetal for custom picks because they have already tried our regular Clayton acetal picks and love them! Acetal picks are professional grade; known for having an excellent grip to them. They work well with a variety of colors for designs, as long as the shades are not too light. They are semi-transparent, so you want to keep this in mind for two-sided designs. They also can support full bleed backgrounds (except black) and photos.

3. Eco Picks: Eco picks are playable guitar picks, though they are not as durable as some of our other materials because they are a biodegradable plastic. However, if you are getting picks purely for promotional use, or give-aways, they are awesome because they can support absolutely ANY artwork. We have done photos, light color shades, high detail designs, and full coverage backgrounds, and they always turn out beautifully on Eco material!

4. White Pearl Picks: Our white pearl material is distinctive because it is marbleized, and has a glossy finish. These picks also work great with a wide variety of colors and can support light color shades (even light grey). You will just want to be aware that the marbleized quality will show through in the design that is printed on them (unless it is black print).

5. Carbonate Picks: Carbonate material is plain white, like white delrin, but with a gloss finish like white pearl. Carbonate, like white delrin, works best with bright and bold colors for the designs. We offer carbonate picks as our less-than-100 pick option… You can get custom carbonate picks in sets of 30 or 60, while our other white pick options have a minimum order quantity of 100.

To order your custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

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More News for Crystal Tears!!

For those of you who are devoted Clayton blog readers, you may remember a post I did on a band called Crystal Tears for Pick of the Week, back in August of 2012. They are kicking it up this year with some exciting events!  Their “Hellmade” album (the cover of this album is on the picks that we featured) will be released this Friday, March 28th, via Massacre records!
They currently have two trailers for the album:

The first is presented and narrated by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, of GUNS N’ ROSES! Here is the YouTube link for this trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpmMURqsofc

The second trailer is narrated by actor Lew Temple (The Walking Dead, Lone Ranger, Texas Chainsaw Massacre ect.)! Check it out at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTl9SgDazPU

Below are some amazing photos that were taken of band members Kostas and Máté, with their custom Clayton picks. We love these!! Here’s wishing the very best to all the band members of Crystal Tears you launch your album, you guys rock!

Visit their site at: http://crystaltearsofficial.webs.com/

Also, check out this videoclip for ‘Beds are burning’, which has just been released!
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To order your own custom picks like the ones that are used by Crystal Tears, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

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2 Days Left!!!

St. Patty’s Day has passed, but our sale lives on! Only for 2 more days though! So now is the time to place your order for custom guitar picks! If you order any time between now and 11:29pm central standard time on 3/21, you will automatically be upgraded on your order to ship Priority Mail instead of 1st Class, and we will include a free pack of our Acetal Flex picks in…you guessed it…green! To place your order, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Be sure to choose the 1st Class shipping method, so that you receive your automatic free upgrade. *Can only apply to orders shipping within the US*

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Love Your Custom Picks!

Love and music areVDay in the air…it’s Valentine’s Day! Celebrate with 14% of your order for custom guitar picks! Starting today, we are running  this sale on custom picks, and it extends through next Friday, the 21st, so you can ‘feel the love’ for a whole week! To order, visit www.claytoncustom.com and start creating your design. Once your awesome custom guitar pick design is finished, you can order directly from the site, and use the code VLT76 to get 14% off of your order! Custom guitar picks also make a great gift! If you had an “oops” and forgot to get your sweetie a gift, you can always create the pick design, print out a copy of it, and say “Hey look what I got you! They just need to be made and shipped!” 🙂 Or, you can save this awesome gift idea for the next birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s day etc. Custom picks are both personal and useful, which is why they make such a great present!!

Happy Valentine’s Day, to all of our awesome customers!!

Blast Off!

We recently received some news here at Clayton, Inc. that we had never heard  before…we found out that one of the picks that was made here for customer Jowi Taylor was taken into space!! Jowi had conceived and commissioned a guitar, made from pieces of history from all across Canada. The guitar has been played by everyone from Don Ross to Feist to K’naan to Ron Sexsmith to Buffy Ste. Marie to Gordon Lightfoot as well as thousands of ordinary Canadians. It’s also been played by the extraordinary Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who took one of Jowi’s Clayton custom guitar picks on his recent celebrated mission to the International Space Station. He recently returned the pick along with the official certification of its journey, shown here:-1

 

 

 

 

 

How cool is that? This little guitar pick that we made has certainly traveled further than any of us have! Guess it’s time to rock out in outer space!