Celluloid guitar picks are an absolute favorite among guitarists for over a century. From beginners to professionals, every guitar player is fond of the feel that comes from celluloid picks.

    What was originally introduced as a more ethical and readily available alternative for tortoiseshell picks has now paved its own way to the hearts of musicians. Its warm tone and unique feel is something that is loved by the players and listeners alike.

    Why Choose Celluloid Guitar Picks?

    Classic celluloid guitar picks offer a smooth, natural feel that many guitarists find comfortable and familiar. In contrast to some picks that have a grippy texture, celluloid picks allow for a more flowy picking motion. This is particularly beneficial for and makes different playing techniques like strumming, fingerpicking and fast alternate picking even more fluid. The smooth surface also provides a good amount of pick "give," which means that the pick slightly bends as you play. This subtle give can contribute to a more nuanced attack on the strings.

    One of the most prized characteristics of celluloid picks is the warm tone they offer. The best celluloid picks have the ability to soften the high-end frequencies of your pick attack, which results in a richer, rounder sound which is also soft to the ears of the listeners. This makes them a great choice for genres like blues, jazz, and classic rock, where a warm, full-bodied tone is often desired.  Celluloid picks can also work well for soothing the brightness of acoustic guitars which have naturally bright-sounding strings.

    Although celluloid is generally known for its warm and natural tone, it is important to keep in mind that the thickness of the pick also plays a significant role in determining the tone of the guitar. Thinner picks (typically .73mm or below) are more flexible and produce a brighter sound, which is more articulate. They're ideal for fast picking styles and intricate melodies. Medium picks (around .73mm - 1.00mm) provide a great balance between flexibility and attack, making them suitable for different types of playing styles. Thicker picks which are above 1.00mm provide a pronounced pick sound and a stronger tone than thin picks.they provide a heavier attack, producing a darker sound and are favored by guitarists who play hard rock, metal, and aggressive rhythm parts.

    Destined to be Your Pick

    At Picks of Destiny we always have a pick for every amazing guitarist out there. Whether you are a budding musician just starting out or a renowned artist, you have landed at the right place!

    Picks of Destiny offers the best celluloid picks which come in a vast array of different shapes, sizes, patterns and colors, making them a perfect fit for your taste. We proudly cater to great musicians with our wide range of high quality celluloid guitar picks. Browse through our selection to find your favorite pick or customize your own pick to express your unique style while enhancing your collection of picks.