Current Product Line

Pocket Picks

Just added to Clayton USA’s product line this year, Pocket Picks are a great item for the guitar player on the go! This is a card that fits in a standard billfold, and each card contains five punch-out guitar picks. The material of the picks is a customized polycarbonate that produces a clean, smooth sound with soft tone. They are also great for speed picking. These cards are available in six different gauges including .60, .70, .80, .94, 1.1 and 1.24mm and pricing starts at just $3.99! Order your pocket picks today at http://www.steveclayton.com/pocket-picks.php.

Introducing PickTac!

Looking for an easy, non-messy solution to get a better grip on your guitar picks? Try out our new solution– PickTac! PickTac is an adhesive dot that you can peel on one side to stick on your pick and then peel the other side to have an instant grip that will not move or shift. Because of it’s versatility, you can place the PickTac anywhere on the pick that will best suit your playing needs. As your hand heats, the PickTac will start to mold to your finger for a customized grip. If you need to remove PickTac, just pull up on the PickTac, and it will cleanly remove. PickTac allows you to easily reposition your fingers as needed and leaves no messy residue on your pick or your fingers. You’ll find it to be truly PickTacular! PickTac comes in a package of 50 dots for just $7.99!! To place your order for PickTack today, visit http://www.steveclayton.com/picktac.php.

New Variety Pack

Whether you are new to the world of guitar  playing, or you are just looking for a change in your guitar pick, the Clayton Variety Pack is a great option to try out our different materials! With the start of 2012, we added the Variety Pack to our line, and we encourage you to check it out! For just $1.99 plus shipping, you can try six of our different most popular pick materials, including one each of Acetal, Ultem, Duraplex, Cork Grip, Frost Byte, and S-Stone. They also are given in a variety of gauges, so that you can determine the thickness of pick that best suits your guitar playing needs! Order today at http://www.steveclayton.com/variety.php. If you are more interested in our custom guitar pick picks, but are also unsure of what type of pick you would like, you can order your sample set of five picks for $5 (includes picks and shipping) by calling 1-877-752-9484. 

Amourous Art

Hey Clayton customers! Check out these cool designs that are being submitted by some of our other customers! Both of these picks were designed for weddings, and we love how creative they are! Both are two-sided designs. The top pick design was made on our white pearl material, with full bleed art that almost covers the entirety of the pick, so it gives the appearance of being golden on one side and pink on the other. Of course, both sets of picks display the couple’s name and the wedding date. The second pick design is on our white delrin material, which really makes the red color of the tree pop. Both pick sets will be great as wedding favors that can tie into the wedding theme and impress guests with originality. Are you planning a 2012 wedding? Start designing your custom wedding guitar picks today at www.claytoncustom.com. Looking for inspiration? Check out our website designated specifically for wedding picks that shows what customers have created before to help you come up with some ideas: www.customweddingpicks.com.

Duraplex

Looking for a new type of guitar pick that will keep up with your playing? Duraplex picks are named for their durability, and they live up to their expectations! Duraplex are strong and will stand the test of time. The edges of Clayton Duraplex are polished to avoid being held back by annoying tabs. The material is ultra-high quality that is resistant to notching. As a guitarist, you know what you want from your delrin material pick, and Clayton Duraplex will take you a step further! Available in six traditional gauges/colors (Red/.50mm, Orange/.60mm, Yellow/.73mm, Green/.88mm, Blue/1.0mm, and Purple/1.14mm). Also available in each gauge as standard shape, rounded triangle or small teardrop. May be ordered in packs of 12 or 72 picks, or in a starter display set on our site; http://www.steveclayton.com/delrin.php

Custom Drumsticks

We have been so busy in the custom drumstick dept. we almost forgot to share some newly imprinted sets! These two here are a staff favorite this week, we especially loved the brighter colors used on the Go Away set and the skulls are nice touch. Like our custom picks we can imprint almost anything on the drumsticks. When designing your drumsticks it is good to keep in mind that anything white in your design will show through clear on the drumsticks but other then that we encourage you to get very creative your pair :-)! Custom drumsticks start at $44 for 5 pairs of a single color design and just $59 for 5 sets of a full color design. Visit our site http://www.claytoncustom.com/drumsticks/ to start designing your own today!

Ultem-ate

Ultem material guitar picks are the ultimate in quality! Even on dull strings, these picks are sure to create crisp, clean tones. The sound of these picks is meant to resemble that of true tortoiseshell picks, but, unlike real tortoiseshell, they are not susceptible to fractures. These are some of the strongest picks on the market, and you will be sure to love the bright sounds that they produce! They are available in eight different gauges. They are tan in color, and available with the Clayton eagle logo in white epoxy (http://www.steveclayton.com/ultem.php), or for customization (http://www.claytoncustom.com)! They are also offered in three different shapes including standard, rounded triangle, and small teardrop. 

Acetal (Ah-SEE-tahl) Noun: The best guitar picks ever!

The name may be hard to pronounce, but acetal picks are by far the most popular of the ClaytonUSA line! Are you looking for a pick that will amp up your power chords and without slipping from your grip in the process? Then look no further! Acetal is a unique material that won’t let you down. Because they are made from a grainy composite, these picks are kept from moving around while playing. They also have enough flexibility so that they won’t damage your strings. Available in three different shapes, and eight gauges for each shape, you can choose the acetal picks that best suit your needs. We have them with our classic Clayton eagle logo on them
at: www.steveclayton.com/acetal Or, go a step further and get them custom designed at www.claytoncustom.com!

Frosty

Looking for a “cool” pick that won’t let you down during your sizzling summer concerts? Give Clayton Frost-Bytes a try! Made out of a frosty blue nylon material, these picks have a textured grip on both sides that make them feel like they are actually frozen onto your fingers! There is no slipping around with these, no matter how intense your playing is. They are also made for long-lasting durability, and awesome sound. They are available in standard shape, and six different gauges. Order yours today at steveclayton.com!

Exotic

Looking to try something new and interesting that will rock your music? Check out our line of exotic guitar picks! This new  product was just added to the Steve Clayton line this year, and they are definitely worth checking out if you have not done so already! They are available in four varieties including Horn, Blond Wood, Sheesham Wood and Coconut. Each type is supportive of a unique sound quality, such as bright or warm tones and a decrease in brassy tones. They can also allow for better movement across the strings of your guitar. Pricing starts at just $5.99! Place your order today at http://www.steveclayton.com/exotics.php

Only Four More Days!!!

Attention Clayton customers! We are running an awesome deal right now, and it won’t last! If you order custom guitar picks any time between now and the 20th of June, you will not only receive free shipping on your order, but you will also get a free pack of our awesome Duraplex picks! All you need to do is create and order your custom designed guitar picks at www.claytoncustom.com. Enter in the code FREE when the site prompts you to use a promo code. Also, if you want to get just Duraplex picks, they are currently on sale through Musician’s Friend for only $1.99 for a dozen!! Includes free shipping without a minimum! Place your order today at www.MusiciansFriend.com. Remember the Clayton free shipping and free Duraplex offer will end this coming Monday, June 20th, so start designing your picks today!!

New 2011 Products!

We wanted to share our new products with you. The first is Duraplex, this material has been in the guitar pick market for years! We use the highest form of the material to resist notiching and give ultimate strength. We offer these picks in 6 gauges and 3 shapes! Next we have Exotic picks. These picks are available in 4 different materials. Sheesham wood is an amazing organic material that will leave you shocked at the warm tone it creates. This pick also has a natural wood grain vertically down the pick that helps tone better flow from your strings while adding strength to the pick. It also features tapered edges that allows for a swift release from your strings. Coconut Shell is a durable and bright organic material that creates increased volume during play and is very dense and tough. Each of the Coconut picks are hand-made with a smooth polish on one side and an indented, roughed grip on the other. Blond Wood will create a beautiful rich tone and is great for playing with when you need a nice rhythm bass as it eliminates brassy tones. The last of the Exotic picks are the Horn which is shockingly bright and durable! It has a transparent brown and amber look. It also has contoured edges and a polished surface that is extremely fast off of your strings. Ever wish you could have a card of Clayton picks you can carry in your pocket, pull it out, and punch out a pick anywhere? Well now you can! We now offer Pocket Picks that come in 6 different gauges, and come in 6 different colors that are denoted by gauge. They are made out of our customized polycarbonate material for a comfortable feel that produces a clean and smooth sound with soft tones. Also, if you like speed picking then you will love our Pocket Picks! Our Liquid Sun picks are so popular we also added two new lines of picks featuring more artwork by artist Chad Carothers (www.chadartworld.com). Eyes Wide Open  are influenced by cartoons, music and pop culture and are printed on our White Carbonate material for not only good looks but great sound! Vixens are sure to grab anyone’s attention and ear. They are printed on our grade “A” pearl celluloid for a unbelievable sound.

CUSTOM DRUM STICKS!!

You’ve been waiting for them, and they’re finally here!! Clayton USA is now offering custom drumsticks! You can check out our new site at: http://claytoncustom.com/drumsticks/. These are professional-quality sticks made of the finest American Hardwood, and they are available in size 2b. All of the custom drumsticks are 16″ in length. They can be used as a novelty items, give-aways, or (of course) for playing! They are available for single color or full color designs. Pricing starts at five pairs for only $44.00!! Quantities of up to 50 pairs are listed on our site, and if you call us we can provide pricing for higher quantities as well. So start designing today, to get your new custom drum sticks as soon as possible!!!

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

Hallow-picks

Ok Clayton fans, Halloween is approaching, and it might be time to design some custom Halloween guitar picks! Do you have a special Halloween concert coming up and need some picks to throw out to the fans? Or maybe a Halloween party that you want some awesome favors for? Or, you might be planning a Halloween themed wedding! In any of these cases, custom picks would make a great addition to your special event! Shown here is an example of a great Halloween wedding guitar pick design, on our orange delrin material. Good pick materials for Halloween would include the orange delrin, black celluloid or glow in the dark picks. All of these materials are available on our website for creating custom designs. Don’t wait until the last minute; visit www.claytoncustom.com to create your spooky design today!

Fantastic Full Bleeds!

We wanted to show off a few of the really cool designs that customers have created recently for custom guitar picks. These are customers who did not hold back when designing their picks; they have a lot of color and detail and they all came out great on our picks! These customers all chose the “full bleed” option for their guitar picks. This means that, instead of having a small border around the artwork, the design will bleed right to the edge of the pick. It is a little bit more expensive to choose this option for custom picks, but it is well worth it to have designs that are as awesome as these. Most of our pick materials include the overbleed option. The pick materials shown here are white delrin (the middle pick) and acetal (the two outside picks). These materials are great for full bleed because they also allow for full color designs, so you can let your imagination run wild. Design your custom guitar pick on our custom design site today, and try out the Full Bleed option!

The Beauty of Pearls

Here at Clayton, we offer three different white picks for custom design, including white delrin, acetal, and white pearl. If you are looking for a classy pick that is great for playing, or for use as a promotional tool, white pearl is optimal. Our white pearl picks have glossy finish, and they are marbleized, so they automatically have the “upscale look.” White pearls can be great with either single or full color designs, as shown in the image below. White pearl picks are also very popular for weddings, since they look nice and can support a design with any color in it. Our white pearl picks are available in six gauges ranging from a very thin .38 to an extra heavy 1.26. There are also two different shapes available for white pearl picks; standard (left pick in photo) and rounded triangle  (right pick in photo). Design your white pearl pick on our custom website today!

Wedding Bells Ring on 10-10-10

We had to write a blog about this, because we have noticed that, lately, we have received numerous custom guitar pick orders for weddings that are on October 10, 2010. We have already discovered that custom guitar picks can be a very popular idea for use in weddings, and now we have even more wedding pick orders for this special date that is approaching! If you are planning a 10/10/10 wedding, or a wedding on any date in the near future, you should consider adding custom guitar picks to your planning. They can be used in save-the-dates, invitations, as favors for guests, as part of the decorations….you name it! Shown here are a couple of examples of some of the designs that we have gotten lately. We especially like the design for the ultem pick (on the right), because ultem is not a commonly chosen material for weddings, but this design looks awesome! The tan color of the ultem picks are great for weddings in autumn. They can support designs with red, brown, or black colors, so if these colors are in your wedding scheme, give ultems a try! Design your custom wedding guitar picks today at www.claytoncustom.com.

Shape Shift

The most popular choice for custom guitar picks is, hands down, our standard shape picks. But some guitarists prefer our rounded triangle picks. These are oversized shaped picks, with equilateral sides. Many guitar players like the larger size of these picks because they are easier to hold on to. This shape is available in a few of our different pick materials. We have rounded triangle in our colored delrin, acetal, ultem, colored pearl and white pearl material. Many designers also like to choose this shape simply for the fact that a rounded triangle pick will allow for more design space. Shown here are examples of designs that came out really well and were well-suited for this pick shape. So, if you would like to try something new, design your rounded triangle pick today at www.claytoncustom.com.

Brighten up!

Are you looking for a bright pick that will catch people’s attention? Or maybe you just want a very specific color for your guitar picks? Give  our colored pearls a try!  We offer colored delrin custom guitar picks, but sometimes we find that customers are looking for a very specific color that is not available in delrin. Also, the colors of the delrins are dictated by the gauges (for example, red = .5mm gauge), but sometimes someone is looking for a color of pick in a different gauge than the one offered for colored delrin. This is when we recommend the colored pearls because they come in a very wide variety of colors, and several gauges. For our colored pearl picks, we offer .3, .5, .63, .8, 1, 1.26, and we have both standard and rounded triangle shapes. Colored pearls make great wedding picks, because they can be matched to the color scheme of the wedding, and they have a classy, marbleized look. Design your custom colored pearls today…but don’t forget to make sure that your design is in black ink only!! Custom Design Site.

Black and Yellow

During the past month, we have noticed that several designs have been submitted for printing on our black celluloid picks that are in yellow. The most common imprint color for our black picks is white, and red is fairly common as well. After seeing these yellow designs though, we have realized that the yellow on black makes for a great color combo that is sure to stand out! Our black celluloids are a specialty material that we provide as an option for custom imprinting. They are available in standard shape, and three different gauges; thin medium, and heavy. They can have printing on one or both sides of the pick. Black celluloids work the best with large text, and clear, distinct graphics. We have chosen to display the picks to the right as examples of designs that have the right qualities to really come out well. If you like the black and yellow color duo, try out your own design on our custom site: Clayton Custom Design Site!

Rock Star Lesson On Custom Guitar Picks!

Every rock star needs their own custom guitar picks!  The Tone King has put together an amazing video that shows you how to place a custom guitar pick order through our website claytoncustom.com.  His demonstration shows how fun and simple it is to get your custom guitar picks.  In the video you’ll find the step-by-step process it takes to create these rock star picks.  If you would like to show your friends how to place an order this is the blog to bring them to.  Just tell them to go to SteveClayton.com and become a rock star today!  To get the ultimate reviews on gear and more info about The Tone King just visit his website thetoneking.com

Pick of the Week, Trees on Fire

This week we selected a pick on our Green Delrin pick material, by a group named Trees on Fire. The quintet’s first full-length album Organica connects the dots between rock, dance, roots, and pop music. Recorded in Virginia and Louisiana, Organica takes listeners from the heights of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains to the buzzing swamps and bayous of the bottom-land. Produced by Rob Evans, Eric Heigle, and Trees on Fire, the exciting original music captured on this recording is only a part of the legacy the band hopes to leave behind.

The band has raised awareness and funds for a number of organizations over its four years in existence, including Sierra Club, Appalachian Voices, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Building Goodness Foundation, Climate Ride, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and others. Trees on Fire was voted “Greenest Regional Band” by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and had a song featured on Sierra Club’s national website earlier this year. The band will donate 5% of proceeds from its debut album to both Atchafalaya Basinkeeper and Appalachian Voices in an effort to keep their important work moving forward.

What an amazing and inspirational band! Check more out at their website: treesonfire.com

Simply glowing!

We wanted to show off some of the recent glow-in-the-dark pick designs that customers have ordered. Glow-in-the-dark picks are still a fairly new item that Steve Clayton, Inc. has provided for custom design, but they are definitely a hit! Glow picks don’t look that much different from other picks at first sight, but all you have to do is put them under a bright light for a couple minutes, and they are sure to stand out at a dark rock concert! Simple designs with thick, bold lines come out best on the glow picks, which is why we chose these three designs as great examples. Each design has a name and an image to give them the personal touch, but they are not overcrowded with detail. So, if  you are thinking about designing some custom glow picks, have a look at the picks shown here to get some ideas! To design custom glow picks: Clayton Custom

Our Acetals are Ace!

The Steve Clayton team is proud to announce that we have been included in a blog for Live Musician Central. Live Musician Central is a site that provides resources for performing musicians, including information about being in a band, gigs, band equipment, and how to improve live band skills. The blog entry dedicated to Steve Clayton, Inc., referred to our acetal picks, and the reasons why our they are chosen over other brands. The main reasons include that our acetals have a sweat-resistant surface, they are long-lasting, and they have a good hardness that allows for a sharp attack when playing. Our acetal picks are available with our logo on them, or as a material for custom design. To check out the blog posting, please visit http://livemusiciancentral.com/2008/06/13/the-best-guitar-picks-clayton-acetal-standard-picks/ For Clayton Acetal Standard Guitar Picks,visit http://www.steveclayton.com/acetal.php and to design custom acetal picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Thank you, Live Musician Central!

Maximize Your Design With Our Full Bleed Option

Here are some picks that demonstrate what the over bleed option does to a design. If you notice the picks on the right have a border around the design, yet the picks on the left have no border and the ink “bleeds” to the edge. When placing you next order if you would like to see what the over bleed option does to your design here are the steps to make sure you select the over bleed option.

1. Start by going to claytoncustom.com and click on the guitar pick “START NOW!”
2. Click on the pick material of your choice, and click continue
3. Choose your shape, gauge, number of sides, print color option, and quantity number.
4. After selecting your quantity number underneath you’ll notice the “Full Bleed” option.  If you want your design to go to the edge of the picks click the Full Bleed “On” box.   You should then see a check mark letting you know the design is setup for Full Bleed.

The full bleed option will maximize your design space and your creativity.  Try it yourself and see the amazing results!

If you need some help with any of your designs be sure to call our custom design team and we’ll be happy to make sure your design looks the best way possible!  You can reach us at 877.752.9484

Hot Stamp Foil Picks

Clayton fans have you tried our new hot stamp foil picks?  Just below to the right you’ll notice I have shared some of the styles people have come up with recently. What makes the picks unique is the foil provides a shiny look that catches the eye. There are many colors to choose from for the picks. For the foil color options you may choose our popular silver, gold, red, or purple foil. The hot stamp foil picks are definitely a popular item because of the sleek looking material and bright foil. The hot stamp foil picks take generally 4-6 weeks to produce, but when finished you’ll see the amazing quality! If you would like to learn more about our custom picks give us a call at 877.752.9484

Miss Ida Ljungqvist Signs at NAMM for Clayton

The Playmate of the Year Miss Ida Ljungqvist was in full bunny costume signing autographs and handing out picks with her signature on them at NAMM 2010 for us.  She had a very long line of fans waiting to get her autograph!  To see the whole line of Playboy products please check out our website at: www.playboyguitars.com.

Cirque du Soleil – Chris Angel and Viva Elvis Pick Necklaces

We just got done doing a large pick necklace order for both Cirque du Soleil Chris Angel and Viva Elvis.  These are both amazing shows, so next time you are in Vegas make sure to check them out!

Below are descriptions of each of the shows:

“Viva ELVIS®, a harmonious fusion of dance, acrobatics and live music, is a tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley. Nostalgia, modernity and raw emotion provide the backdrop for his immortal voice and the exhilaration and beauty of his music.” Click to visit the Viva Elvis Site

“CRISS ANGEL® Believe™ will be a haunting exploration deep inside the inventive mind of mystifier Criss Angel as he hovers between the land of the living and a surreal world uniquely woven together by the distinctive imaginations of Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil.” Click to visit the Chris Angel Believe Site

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21 2009!

custom_picks3You know it is right around the corner! If your Father is a guitarist then you know that a boring tie just won’t do! So, why not give him a gift that he will smile at every time he plays his guitar… Custom Picks! We have tons of affordable options that are sure to fit any budget. For just $24.99 plus $5.00 shipping you can put any saying you want onto a guitar pick for good old Dad. Perhaps “Dad you Rock” or “I love you Dad” are always classic options each year. For a little more money you can add graphics also, your options are practically endless.

If you think your Dad would have more fun designing the picks himself, then we suggest getting him one of our Custom Guitar Pick Gift Cards starting at only $30. You can order these from us online, and shipping is free!!! Each card comes nicely packaged with a scratch-off code on each one. All Dad has to do is go to our pick designer at www.claytoncustom.com and design his pick. Once it is looking just how he wants, he redeems the card with the number on back, and he pays nothing not even shipping! Either option is a great gift that Dad is sure to love this upcoming Father’s Day.

We print hundreds of thousands of Father’s Day picks each year. We will keep you updated with some of our favorites in future postings.