I’ve used dozens of different types of guitar picks over the years in the quest to find a great guitar pick. I wanted a pick with the following qualities:
- Non-slip, sweat resistant surface
- Long lasting and break resistant
- Good hardness for a sharp attack
I tried Fender, Gibson and Dunlop picks made out of all sorts of materials. I tried copper picks made out of spring copper. I’ve tried variable thickness picks by Dava and I even bought a replica of the Pick Of Destiny. But they all seemed to be lacking one of the above qualities and sadly, The Pick Of Destiny didn’t give me any devil powers. Then I tried Clayton Acetal guitar picks. I knew I had finally found my guitar pick because it met every one of the above criteria.
I don’t know exactly what Acetal is but I can tell you it doesn’t get slippery when I’m sweating up there on stage. It wears down very slowly from string slides and plain old picking. I have never broken a Clayton Acetal pick and I’ve been playing them for about 10 years now. I use the Standard .80mm size so they have just a tiny amount of flex in them. The .80mm size gives me excellent fast attack on the strings and like I said, they wear extremely well. That Acetal material is so tough I’ve used them to loosen screws on my effects pedals before!
So today I’m recommending the Clayton Acetal Standard Guitar Pick. They are an amazing guitar pick and worth every penny of the price!