Custom Guitar Picks

Black and White

Sometimes, the simplistic designs are the ones that look the best when it comes to custom guitar picks. Shown in the image below are some great examples of simple but awesome designs that were submitted by our customers. These were all created on our white delrin picks. White delrin material is a really nice, bright white that looks great with colors, or with black-only designs like these. White delrin picks are available in standard guitar pick shape, and in three gauges including .80mm, 1.0mm and 1.26mm. To create a cool black and white design like the ones in the image, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

Pick of the Week — Eli

This week’s Pick of the Week was created for the performer/songwriter/producer/musician; Eli. In an excepert from his website bio, we discovered that Eli “possesses the mettle of a rocker. He oozes charisma. Drawing on his Tennessee roots, Eli traded break beats for rock riffs and left behind his urban moniker, Smoov-E.  Eli is a self-taught musician, fueled by his desire to create different sound scapes with live instruments. His innate ability to draw people in is evident in his popularity on social media websites.  Eli’s YouTube videos have garnered 30,000 to over 100,000 views each, he has over 3,000,000 total plays on Myspace and is searched for over 60,000 times a month on Google–impressive for an indie artist. For the past two years, Eli has performed before sold out shows rocking for crowds numbering in the thousands while touring with San Francisco legend Andre Nickatina. Eli will change the way Rock-N-Roll is listened to by bringing back that good old feeling and nostalgia, with a twist all his own.”  Check out the full bio at www.onepopularguy.com/mediapage. His guitar picks were made on our red colored pearl material, using a simple yet eye-catching design. You can see another image of the picks on his home page at www.onepopularguy.com! Be sure to check out his music and find out about upcoming shows. Design your own custom guitar picks at www.claytoncustom.com!

Cute Couples

Well, Valentine’s day has come and gone, but we wanted you to see some of the cute designs that we got from our customers! Custom picks with photos on them can make wonderful gifts. All of the picks shown in the image below were created on our white pearl material, which is often the best for photo designs. White pearl picks have a marbleized quality to them, which gives a classy look and also makes the images on them have a 3-D quality.  These types of designs have been very popular lately, both for Valentines day and for wedding guitar picks. Try out your own design at www.claytoncustom.com today!

Pick with Austin: A Non-Profit Charity Organization Giving the Gift of Music

Recently, Clayton USA, Inc. has had the opportunity to contribute to a wonderful charity organization called Pick with Austin. Pick with Austin is a nonprofit corporation that operates in the memory of Texas teen guitarist, Alan Carter Villaruz-Curley. The purpose of the organization is to help elevate a community awareness and to educate the people about a growing epidemic of youth depression and suicide. They use Alan’s Gift of Music to enhance this awareness while providing donated guitars to kids and teens in hospitals, in youth groups and ministries, and/or those whom have been identified in some way of being potentially “at risk” of depression. On February 4th, Pick With Austin made a large presentation of donated guitars to the Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, along with custom guitar picks made by Clayton. The media coverage of this event helped to support the charity, and the donations went to sick children, and kids undergoing chemo therapy. Shown below are some images of the picks and the event:


Be sure to check out these broadcasts of Clatyon involvement with Pick with Austin:

http://pickwithaustin.com/clayton.htm http://pickwithaustin.wordpress.com/

To find out more about Pick with Austin and how to donate, visit their site at http://www.PickWithAustin.com. It is truly an amazing organization that deserves our support!!

Pick of the Week — On the Rocks

This week’s Pick of the Week is for a band called On the Rocks that hails from Philadelphia, PA. The logo is awesome, and it was created on our white pearl picks, which really make the blue colors stand out, and they give a nice a 3-D effect.

On The Rocks (OTR) was originally started by John Morgera on guitar &
vocals, Brian Johnston on bass & vocals and Joe”no-shots” Rush on
guitar & vocals. Mike Drabick came aboard on drums soon after. The
foursome was together for a couple of years before bringing on Robin
as Lead Vocalist. Robin was previously singing with a band named
Slant6. Due to personal time constraints, Joe Rush made the decision
to leave the band. Although sad to let “no-shots” go, the rest of the
band was fortunate not have to wait long for their most recent member
Mike Duva. Along with his guitar shredding abilities, Mike brings his
stellar lead & backing vocals into the Rock & Roll mix. OTR is a
refreshing blend of individual talents that have combined to create a
fun, energetic rockin band! They have song selections to suit everyone
and there are… Fun times ahead!!

Be sure to check out their new website at www.ontherocksrocksyou.com to find out more! Create your own guitar pick design at www.claytoncustom.com

Pretty Pearls

We wanted to draw some attention to these very nice, classy-looking pick designs that we have received recently. The pick on the right is one of our white pearl picks, which is a marbleized, glossy finish pick. The design is very elegant, and was created for a wedding, so our pearl material was a perfect choice. The pick on the left is a colored pearl pick, created for a jewelry store. They were looking for a gold color pick, and we were able to custom match the color according to their specifications, and we thought that they came out very nicely. Seeing these two pick designs together, and how the colors of the picks and the designs compliment each other gave us a good idea to share with you. If you are celebrating a wedding or other formal event that you are planning to use custom picks for, choosing both our white pearl picks and our colored pearl picks is a great way to go. Both picks have the beautiful marble quality, and the design for the white pearl picks can be matched with the color of the other picks, just like the two picks shown in the image. If you would like to try out this idea, you can place multiple orders at www.claytoncustom.com. Start designing today!

Pick of the Week — 51 Aces

This week’s Pick of the Week is on our white pearl material, for a band called 51 Aces. 51 Aces is an Original/Classic Rock Cover Band from Fresno,California. They have been making a huge hit all over Fresno and all surrounding areas! They have been getting comments from countless people about how amazing they are… “The best band they have seen in a long time.” One person said, “They didn’t realize how much they love classic rock music until they heard 51 Aces perform!” And a bar owner saying 51 Aces is “THE BEST BAND IN CALIFORNIA!!!” So, needless to say, we are delighted that they decided to get some custom picks from Clayton with a really cool design! If you would like to check out their music and upcoming shows, visit www.51aces.com

Rev up your Autograph with Custom Signature Picks!

One of the more popular ideas for custom guitar picks from Clayton is to put your signature on the pick as the design or a portion of the design. Shown here are several examples of customers who liked this idea. This is a great way to personalize picks and they always come out looking really nice…no matter which pick material you choose. Signature picks can work really well if you are creating custom picks for a band and would like the band logo on one side, but each individual’s name on the other side. They also are perfect gifts for guitar players. All you have to do is figure out a sneaky way to get him/her to sign a piece of paper, then scan it, and upload the scan into our designer at www.claytoncustom.com. Try it out today!

Love Your Custom Picks on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and the time to order custom guitar picks for the occasion is now. Maybe you are trying to find the perfect gift for that guitar-player in your life? Personalized picks are both useful and special. Other uses for custom picks could be at a Valentine’s Day party, or as give-aways for a V-Day concert. Shown here are some examples of custom picks that some of our customers have created. This image includes a white pearl pick with full color design, an acetal rounded triangle pick with bass clefs used to create a heart, a red delrin pick, and a pink colored pearl pick. Hopefully, these picks will give you some ideas to get started on your own romantic designs. Create your custom design today at www.claytoncustom.com!

Pick of the Week — Rachel Belman

This week’s Pick of the Week was designed for Rachel Belman, a highly talented vocalist whose focus resides in Christian music.

The picks were made on our white pearl material, with a very pretty light blue design that looks awesome against the marbleized white material. The following is an exerpt from Rachel’s site:

“Music has always been a big part of my life. From an early age, I found that I loved to sing and play as many instruments as I could learn.

Through the years my passion for music has grown as well as my passion for the Lord. I dreamed of one day sharing my heart for music while expressing the love of God. Now that dream has become a calling. Where the dream was once about myself, this calling is about Jesus. My hope is that as you hear these songs, you will not focus on the person singing and playing, but on the One who deserves all the glory.”

Check out Rachel’s music at http://www.rachelbelman.com

Guitar Pick Collecting

I found this amazing article on Guitar Pick collecting that was done by The Ottawa Citizen. It incredible how popular and lucrative pick collecting has become. I love how they mention a $1,000 Johnny Cash pick going for sale on ebay. I love that since we worked with Johnny Cash for several years making him custom Black Acetal Custom guitar picks with his signature on them a long long time ago…. Read more here at a past blog posting. 

A Pick from our Archives – Johnny Cash

You can read the pick collecting article below (original source The Ottawa Citizen):

The Guitar Pick Collector

In 1986, Alex Golota picked up a Pat Travers pick from the stage at Barrymore’s. Today he has more than 700 picks from rock’s biggest names.

By Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen January 16, 2011
Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Guitar+Pick+Collector/4116340/story.html#ixzz1BbYwO2AY

The first guitar pick that Alex Golota recalls picking up — off the stage at Barrymore’s Music Hall, back in the mid 1980s when he did lighting at the Bank Street club — belonged to Pat Travers. The picks were initially an accompaniment to the 8×10-inch promo photos of musicians Golota collected as reminders of the shows he’d attended or worked; he would glue the picks to the photos and then have them framed. If he could, he’d get one or both autographed.

As the years passed, Golota’s collection of picks grew. Some, like Travers’s, he picked up after a concert. Guitarists would sometimes give him one of their picks, or he would ask one of their technicians for one. Friends in the sound and lighting trades, aware of his hobby, would acquire picks on his behalf. He has picks from some of the biggest names: The Rolling Stones, with their trademark tongue and lips; ZZ Top (both); one from Prince, via Jon Bon Jovi’s guitar technician and instantly identifiable by the unpronounceable “Love Symbol” he adopted as his stage name in 1993; a metal guitar pick from Def Leppard; Eric Clapton; Stevie Ray Vaughan; Buddy Holly; The Edge; a yellow pick that bears Alice Cooper’s name and likeness; and Avril Lavigne and Steve Earle, who each have skulls adorning their picks (his in green, hers in pink).

“I recently got Jeff Beck,” says Golota, 51, “which is really hard to get because he doesn’t use a guitar pick. But I managed to catch up to his road manager on stage, and he has a bag of guitar picks that Jeff had 30 years ago, and he keeps them for real true fans. It actually says ‘This pick was stolen from Jeff Beck’ on it.

“I have that.”

He keeps his collection — 726 picks at last count, but growing all the time — in a pair of binders, one carrying the monogrammed and autographed picks, the other holding picks you’ll just have to take his word that they’re from who he says they are, like the Fender pick used by Bruce Springsteen.

“I found it right beside his guitar stand, and I know he uses a plain white Fender pick and I know it’s Bruce Springsteen’s pick.”

Curiously, perhaps, he doesn’t play guitar himself. But growing up in Old Ottawa South, his idols included Jimi Hendrix and Procol Harum’s Robin Trower.

“I started keening on guitar players,” he recalls. “They’re the heroes in the

rock ‘n’ roll field.”

The first show he attended was an April Wine concert at the Civic Centre when he was 16. As he watched the roadies and technicians set up the stage be-between acts, he decided that was what he wanted to do for a living. Currently a lighting designer with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where he’s worked for the past 18 years, he started out with Wall Sound, then moved to Barrymore’s. In between, he toured for two years as Stompin’ Tom Connors’ stage manager, and spent six months on the road with Charlie Pride.

He takes his summer holidays during Bluesfest, where he does lighting and, with the help of the other techs, collects more picks. Last summer, he added 17 to his collection. The year before that, a record 48.

“That’s my vacation,” he says. “The museum is so corporate — I have to wear a suit there most of the time.

“And my roots are in rock ‘n’ roll, so I want to go back every year and make sure I can still do lights for rock ‘n’ roll.”

Some of the picks in his collection are definitely rarities. A pick used by Gene Simmons bears the KISS bassist’s thumbprint in theatrical blood. One that belonged to Jeff Smallwood — guitarist for Roch Voisine and Luba — is fashioned from a hotel room key card. He has a Spinal Tap pick used during a Canada Day show in St. John’s, as well one used recently by Crash Karma for a concert for Canadian troops in Afghanistan. Golota even has a pick used by NDP leader Jack Layton.

Then there are the ones missing from his collection. He’s resigned to the fact that he’ll never own a Hendrix pick, while an online search for one used by Johnny Cash uncovered a $1,000 price tag, too steep for Golota.

“These are actually rarer than stamps and coins,” he says, “because stamps and coins they produce hundreds of thousands or millions, but when a guitar player goes out on tour, he may only take 1,000 picks — a bagful. Over his career he may not buy another bag. So the rarity of these things is crazy.

“We had an insurance adjuster come in and look at the stuff, and he said ‘You’re sitting on a dream home here. There’s somebody out there who’s interested in buying it, somewhere, somehow.'”

But he’s not interested in selling. “It’s not about making money,” he says. “It’s just trying to get it all in one place. I’m a curator and trying to keep it all together, and if people can appreciate it, that’s great.”

Through profiles here and online, Bruce Deachman uncovers the people who bring Ottawa to life, people who exhibit and unusual passion or obsession. Do you know someone who is one in a million? E-mail the details to

Visit ottawacitizen.com/million to see more photos and listen to Alex Golota, or to see past stories.

bdeachman@ottawacitizen.com.
© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Guitar+Pick+Collector/4116340/story.html#ixzz1BbYrAd6M


Prom Picks

At Clayton, we are always trying to discover new ways in which our customers use custom picks, and also learn about what types of events that guitar picks can be used for. We recently had a design created for a prom, which was a new idea that we had not seen in a custom pick order before! We thought it was a great idea. An image of these picks is shown below. They they were done on our glow in the dark pick material, which is a perfect choice since the picks can be used for decorations, and the glow quality will stand out in a social dance setting that probably has low lighting. So, we wanted to introduce this idea on our blog! We know that proms normally happen around May, but planning for them can take the whole school year. If you are involved in planning a prom, why not create a rock and roll theme, and use custom picks as decorations and take-home mementos? Create your custom prom pick design today at www.claytoncustom.com.

Pick of the Week — Day Old Funk

For this week’s Pick of the Week we have a custom design created by the band Day Old Funk, for our white delrin picks. We like how crisp the black design looks against the bright white background of our picks. We thought that the band had a cool idea in not only including their logo, but also an image of the silhouettes of the band members. A little about the band:

Redefining the Fall River scene, “Day Old Funk” started in a basement
with its two original and current members, Aaron Correira and Jesse
Copley. In 2002, shortly after graduating from high school, what was
once just a musical hobby for the duo became a small time career. Their
music is heavily influenced by bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles,
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam. They were set to start making
music, but one thing was missing, another band mate. So in 2005, Todd
Langlois joined the mix. With Jesse on rhythm guitar and lead vocals,
Aaron on bass, light percussion and vocals, Todd on lead guitar,
percussion, and back-up vocals. The band could now focus on their
song-writing and playing. For three years they bounced around from
basement to basement working on their strong harmony based originals. In
2010, the boys picked up “the beat machine” Steve Lennon, who has
brought the beats to every show.

For more on Day Old Funk, be sure to visit their ReverbNation site: www.dayoldfunk.com

The Neon Look

Today we wanted to show off a couple designs that were recently created and made on our black celluloid picks. Black celluloid is a somewhat new material for Clayton…it was added for custom design last year because we discovered that these picks can support some really nice designs, including ones with varying colors and sometimes intricate detail. Black celluloids are a glossy finish pick, and we have them available in three gauges; thin, (about .50mm) medium (about .80mm) and heavy (about 1.0mm). They can support single color white designs, or full color designs such as the ones shown below. We wanted to draw attention to these specific designs, because the customers who created them used a “glow” effect that makes the text look like neon lights, which happens to show up really nicely against the black background of the picks. So, if you like the look of these examples, check out our custom guitar pick design site and play around with your own black celluloid design today!

Awww….Baby Picks!

As you know, custom guitar picks are great for events such as concerts, birthday parties, weddings, etc. They are also a great way to welcome a new baby! As you can see from the image below, we have already had some customers order custom guitar picks designed especially for a new baby. Custom guitar picks work for baby showers, or as a congratulatory present after the baby is born. If you want to use the traditional colors, we have pink delrin and blue delrin guitar picks that can be designed with a custom black print (pink delrin shown in image). Or, you can choose one of our white picks and create a unique design using any colors that you want! (Guitar pick on the right is an acetal pick with a blue design. So if you are ready to welcome a new baby, and want to start them on the right track to music and fame, custom picks from Clayton is the way to go!

Pick of the Week – Lazy J and the Dirty Shuffle

This week we have a classic guitar pick design for Lazy J and the Dirty Shuffle. This design came out really nicely on our white pearl picks. The art came from the band’s logo which was converted to black for the picks, and it is a simple yet eye-catching design. The band is a funky blues band from Texas.”The three-piece led by guitarist, singer and songwriter J Grover reaches down into the deep root

s of the blues and brings the music into the 21st Century, firing it up with sizzling guitar work, propulsive rhythms and impassioned vocals to create blues music that honors the traditions while taking the music to new and exciting places.” You can c

heck out the band’s music and find out about their upcoming shows on their reverbnation site: http://www.reverbnation.com/lazyjandthedirtyshuffle

It’s Not Too Late to Order for New Year’s!!

Attention Clayton customers! Do you have a big gig, or event or party coming up for New Year’s? Clayton custom picks might be just the item you need to complete your celebration! And it’s not too late to order… Just visit www.claytoncustom.com to create your pick design. You can place your order for your custom picks online as well, after you have saved a design in your account. Because there is a bit of a time crunch though, you will want to be sure to choose second-day or overnight shipping for your order to make sure that your picks arrive in time for New Year’s Eve. If you choose one of these rush shipping options, we automatically make your order a priority, and we do everything we can to get your order shipped out the day after you place it! So don’t hesitate…start 2011 with some custom guitar picks from Clayton!!

Free Shipping! Two Days Only!

Ok Clayton fans, this is the last special sale of the Holiday Season! Today and tomorrow only, we are offering free shipping on all orders of custom guitar picks. This promotion applies to any order placed within the United States, using standard or priority shipping. All you have to do is place your order for your custom designed picks on our website at www.claytoncustom.com. When going through the ordering process, you will see a prompt to apply a shipping discount code. If you enter in the word Free, you will receive free shipping on your order!! This promotion ends on Tuesday, December 14, so your order will need to be placed before midnight, central time, to be able to use the discount. And hurry, because now is the time to order for the holidays if you have not already! The following are the last days that orders can be placed in order to reach you before Christmas, according to the type of shipping you choose:

Parcel Post: 12/15/10

Priority Mail: 12/16/10

UPS Second-Day: 12/20/10

UPS Overnight: 12/21/10

So start designing today, and don’t forget to review the above schedule before choosing your shipping method! Happy holidays from Clayton!

Pick of the Week – Young & Desperate

This week we have a Rounded Triangle Yellow Delrin pick for the band Young & Desperate.  They are a female fronted Dutch band. They recently won a big national Dutch band contest Make More Music. This band is known for their amazing live performances. Their first national single is recorded with Michel van Schie (Anouk, Van Velzen, Evers Slaat Door, and many, many more). Their MySpace (http://myspace.com/youngdesperate) provide a great way to keep in touch with the band. Also make sure to check out their website for additional information on the band. www.young-desperate.nl. They have a really neat video, check it out below!

Clayton Custom Christmas Sale!!

Are you ready to order some custom picks for the holidays? It goes without saying that custom guitar picks can make wonderful gifts. Our professional quality picks can be custom printed with anything from names to photos, and quotes to logos. For the musician in your family, custom guitar picks are a unique gift that is both personal and serves a practical use! And now is the best time to order, since we have just started our Clayton Custom Pick Christmas Sale for 15% off your order! This sale starts today, December 6th, and continues through this Thursday, December 9th. If you have ordered picks from us in the past, you probably received our e-mail blast with the discount code… but in case you didn’t it is XMAS10. When you place your order online, all you have to do is enter that code (all capital letters, no spaces) when prompted to automatically get a 15% discount on your order! So visit www.claytoncustom.com to start creating your custom pick design today!

Holiday Picks!!

The holidays are just around the corner, and we have already started getting some custom holiday pick designs submitted by our customers! Shown here is a fun “Happy Holidays” pick design, with a snowman playing guitar on it. Picks like these are great to use for parties, promotional events, or special holiday concerts. This particular design is on our acetal pick material, which is semi-transparent white in color and has a really nice non-slip surface. We have many pick varieties, shapes and gauges available for making custom designs, and you can check them all out at www.claytoncustom.com. We also want to remind you that the month of December is our busiest time, so if you are wanting to order custom guitar picks to have in time for the holiday season, it is always best to place your order sooner than later!! Also, be on the lookout for e-mail web blasts with discount codes, because we have two more promotions coming up this month! Happy holidays, and happy designing from Clayton!

Pick of the Week – Bret Michaels

So pretty much everyone knows who Bret Michaels is.  If for some reason you don’t, he is the guy who is practically everwhere you look! He started his career as the lead singer of the metal band Poisen. He also starred in the hit shows, Rock of Love with Bret Michaels , its sequels, and was the winning contestant on NBC’s reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3.  He is also known for his signature bandanna.  Bret is an endorsed artist here at Clayton.  We have done a couple different picks for him, which are shown below.  Also below is a picture of him on stage using our picks. Currently Bret has a new show on VH1 called Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It., which is on Monday nights at 10/9 central, and repeats countless times a day on VH1. If you have not seen it yet please click this link to see a full episode of his amazing new reality show: http://www.vh1.com/shows/bret_michaels_life_as_i_know_it/series.jhtml Bret is also currently touring right now on his ROSES & THORNS TOUR. To check out if he is coming to a venue near you please check out his tour date schedule: http://www.bretmichaels.com/2010/schedule_files/schedule.htm

Cover Art

Are you wanting to design some custom picks, but don’t know what to put on them? If you have recorded an album of your music, simply putting your album art on your guitar pick can be a great option! Shown in the images below are examples of some picks that have album artwork on the front side of the pick. As you can see, they have turned out wonderfully. They all have a lot of color and detail, but it all shows up well on the pick. These can be a great give-away for fans too! All of these designs were put on our acetal pick material. Acetal is semi-transparent white, and is the best material for complex art like the album art show in this image, and is also great for photos. Acetal is known for being a high-grade, professional pick material that is resistant to slipping, so your cover art picks will also be great to play with! Design your custom guitar picks using album artwork today at www.claytocustom.com!

Thanksgiving Sale!!

We wanted to let you know that we are having our Clayton Custom Guitar Picks annual Thanksgiving Sale!! We sent out our e-mail blast today with the discount code, but in case you did not get it, the code is NOV10. This discount is for 15% off any order of custom guitar picks, and it is for three days only (November 15th-17th)! All you have to do is visit our site at www.claytoncustom.com to design your pick. You will be able to place your order directly online, and there will be a prompt for the discount code. Enter in NOV10 (all capital letters, no spaces) to receive your discount. Pricing for custom picks starts at only $24.99! This offer only applies to orders placed with us online. If you have trouble using the discount code, please contact us directly. Also, bear in mind that orders placed using the code can sometimes have a longer production time than what is listed on our site. Happy Thanksgiving from Clayton!

Tis the Season!

Hey Clayton customers! We know that many of you are probably planning to order some custom guitar picks to give as awesome gifts for the holidays! We just want to help you be a little prepared. We have some specialty picks that are very popular, but they take a while to produce so we want to make sure that you include production time in your planning. If you are looking at ordering black celluloid, hot stamp foil picks, or glow in the dark picks that are needed by Christmas day, the deadline to place these orders will be next Monday, November 15th. So start designing today at www.claytoncustom.com! (see example designs below for black celluloid and glow in the dark picks) If you are ordering pick materials besides these three specialty materials, you will still want to be aware of final order dates to get your picks on time. If you choose standard shipping, you will need to place your order by December 16th. For priority mail, the deadline  is December 17th. For Second-Day Rush, it will be the 21st, and for Overnight Rush, it will be the 22nd. So, don’t let the holiday season sneak up on you! Place your order for custom guitar picks today!

Teardrop Picks

This week, we wanted to draw some attention to our custom teardrop shaped picks. Many of our custom pick materials are available in three different shapes; rounded triangle, standard, and small teardrop. We often have customers request picks that are best for playing jazz music, and teardrop should be the first choice!  The small size offers a quick response when playing, and the slightly rounded tip will provide a warm tone. We have this shape available in a variety of materials, including ultem, acetal and colored delrin (several gauges available as well). Despite the smaller size of the teardrop shaped picks, we have had some great designs submitted to go on the picks. Shown here are examples of small teardrop custom designs on each of the materials offered. Left to right in the image, the materials are acetal, ultem and orange colored delrin. Design your teardrop pick today at www.claytoncsutom.com!

Pick of the Week – Dead ‘Til Friday

With Halloween coming up at the end of this week, we couldn’t help but select this fun pick!  This pick is printed on our Acetal material. We love the skull with the top hat and bow.  Plus we love the pattern of pink polka dots! Such a creative mix of unique elements. This pick was designed by the band Dead ‘Til Friday. They are a five member band that does both cover and original Rock -n- Roll, based in South Florida. Here is a little blurb about them:  “Dead ‘Til Fridays’ live shows include an up-beat mix of classic to current hits – from pop to rock to R&B – that are fun, danceable and include some the best songs of all time. Fronted by a powerful, versatile female lead singer, Dead ‘Til Friday has an energetic stage performance, making them one of the most in-demand party bands around. The secret to their success is their full rich sound, stage presence and youthful energy.” Make sure to check out their website to find more information about them at: www.deadtilfriday.com

Advertise with Custom Picks!

The most common use for custom guitar picks is for band logos or artist names. People choose to order custom picks because they are either solo guitar players and like personalized picks, or they are part of a band and want something to give out to fans.  But custom guitar picks can also be a great promotional tool. They are more durable than business cards, and people are more likely to keep them because they are an innovate way to promote yourself or your company. Shown in this image are examples of companies that have created designs for custom guitar picks. One is for a burger bar, one is for a properties management company, and the third is is for a university (their campus activities board). As you can see, your company does not even have to be related to the music industry for guitar picks to be a worthwhile means of marketing. If you are looking for a new way to advertise that is creative, check out our custom design page today! www.claytoncustom.com

Themed Picks

Sometimes, one type of custom pick just isn’t enough. Steve Clayton, Inc. customers often choose to order several different varieties of custom picks with the same, or similar, designs.  Shown in this image are examples of guitar picks that have been ordered in sets so that there was not a limitation of one pick type. The first set of picks in the image has three different animation designs, printed in different colors on white pearl, ultem and orange delrin picks. They customer even tried different shapes…using standard and small teardrop. The second set is a great example for advertising because they used the same face with different hairstyles on different colors of our colored delrin picks. The third set was done on our red delrin and ultem picks which look really nice together because of the color continuity. For the fourth set of picks, the customer submitted a cute autumn leaf design and had it done on our green and orange delrin picks, which are perfect for the fall season! Themed picks can also be a great option for a band, because then each band member can choose the pick material, gauge, and shape that he or she wants and  have the same logo on all of the picks. Or, you can get the same pick with the band logo, and have different band member names on each set. So, don’t limit yourself to just one type of custom guitar pick…order several! We can always give you a combined shipping for your orders as well 😉 Happy desigining! www.claytoncustom.com

Get Ready to Oooh and Ahhh…

Ok, we admit it…sometime we just like to show off what we can do here at Steve Clayton, Inc. when it comes to custom designed picks. These designs submitted by customers recently give us the perfect opportunity to show what we can do! All of these designs were done our acetal material pick, which is by far the most versatile for custom designs. Each of these picks has artwork that is very colorful and detailed. Also, they are full bleed designs, meaning that they have to be printed all the way to the edge of the pick. We think that, considering the complexity of these designs, the picks came out beautifully. It is like having a miniature piece of art on every pick! So, when you visit our custom design website, don’t hold back! We want to rise to the challenge of complicated artwork, and, as you can see, it can really pay off!