Picks and Stones Story
Our picks are hand-crafted from rough stone by Johnny Wood. Johnny has been playing guitar for over 30 years and studying lapidary for 12 years. He studied the art of shaping and polishing rocks with master lapidist, Nevin Franke, of Burnie's Rock Shop in Madison, Wisconsin. He experimented with agate guitar picks wondering what, if any potential they had for his own playing. He wasn't disappointed! Over time, he perfected his stone picks to fit his own high standards.
In 2003, Johnny and his original partner, Megan Blodgett, moved to Arcata, California, and Picks and Stones was born! Using Megan's web and bookeeping skills, Picks and Stones has grown into a thriving small business. In 2008 Johnny became the sole proprietor of Picks and Stones and in 2010 Picks and Stones moved to the Bend, OR area.
In the summer of 2014 Picks and Stones moved to Madison, WI and opened our first Store at 217 N. Paterson St. right next to Burnies Rock Shop. Burnies was the original home of the Picks and Stones Gemstone Guitar Pick and serves as an endless resource for tools, equipment, and materiels.
We are constantly amazed by the enthusiasm of our customers. We love to hear from you with whatever questions or feedback you have!
All Inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Store Location: 217 N. Paterson St. Madison, WI 53703
Behind Burnies Rock Shop on the corner of E. Johnson and Paterson
Store Hours: 11am-6pm (Central Time) Open Every Day