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Sampler Packs Don't know which Pick to choose? Our variety packs have something for everyone!

Customer Reviews

"Picks and stones offered me the solution I was looking for but couldn't find anywere! The picks are absolutely high quality, and there's a solution for everyone's need. The customer service is perfect!"

"The combo pick immediatly grabbed my focus.. it took me about a minute of testing to realize that this is the best pick I`ve ever had, through over 30 years of playing. A little twist and you totally change the attack and sound. Love it!"

"Thank you for my order. One word to cover
everything... Brilliant!"

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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!

Contact Information

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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


The Ultimate substitute for the forbidden fruit of Tortoise Shell Picks.

"With these beautiful polished stone picks, the ease of playability, the quality of service, and, most importantly, the control over tone you have as a player; Why anyone chooses to stick with crappy plastic picks is beyond me. Thank you, Picks and Stones!"

"The best $25 dollars I have ever spent on anything period!"

"I've owned stone guitar picks for over 15 years, but these are by far the best I've ever seen. The quality is excellent and the finish is perfect. I highly recommend these picks."

Wow. My tone is changed completely. As soon as I got used to the pick (about 2 days)
I was acheiving the tone I had been stiving for for years.
Worth every penny.

I've used stone for 20 plus years, but none have had the bevel just right...till now! Thank you.

I didn't know what to expect from a stone pick, and spending this much on a pick was either going to be a great decision or a really bad one. Now that I've played with it a few hours, I'm delighted with the brilliant tone and wonderful resonance. It will take some getting used to, but I'm looking forward to rediscovering my guitar - this is how it's supposed to sound!

The attack is not as agressive as plastic, very smooth. Triplets are effortless. I seem to get from string to string quicker, but who knows. I was a little wary of spending twenty bucks on a pick, but there is no wear at all and after a year I still have it.

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