The Fender Premium Celluloid Guitar is a classic, hand-built instrument and the culmination of years of painstaking craftsmanship. The guitar features a vintage, nitrocellulose finish that gives it an undeniably elegant appearance.
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Fender Premium Celluloid Guitar 351 Shape Classic Picks for electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and bass
True to the Fender Premium Celluloid Guitar tradition of thoughtful experimentation, the Tortuga pick is designed with player’s performance in mind. Crafted from Ultem and an exclusive blend of nuanced tone-warming magic, these picks produce a slightly warmer tone than their pure Ultem counterparts.
In addition to being more responsive, each pick bears a unique tortoiseshell pattern— thanks to the extrusion process. This Fender exclusive pick material is available in various shapes and thicknesses to cater to players of all styles who are looking for that distinctive playing edge.
Really thin pick that was great for learning chords and strumming patterns. I used a thick pick for first year of playing and this just felt easier to pick the notes and less mistakes.
Andrew M. –
This is the old reliable for me. I’d say that a pic is a personal choice, that depends on the size of your hands & fingers, and the kind of tone you get when you play. In other words, there isn’t a right or wrong, so much, but it’s more a matter of personal preference and taste. I’d also say that, as long as your strings aren’t buzzing, and sounding “bad”, then it’s ok to get whatever you want. But please, don’t just tear off a piece of cardboard, it sounds terrible, buy a pic, they are super cheap, so no excuses. Then we can hear you play instead of the embarassing cardboard! This Fender Heavy pic is my favorite pic that I use all the time.I just tried a whole bunch of different types of pics in the last couple months, since I thought I’d see what’s out there, and see if there’s something new out there for me. I ended going right back to these, my old reliable choice, that I’ve used since I was in high school, and ordered a new batch, because they really are the most comfortable for my small hands, and I like the sound, it’s a clear, crisp, and not too muddy, nor overwhelming sound that these pics produce in my hands. I’ve used these Fender Heavy pics on my acoustic guitars for the last 40 years.Pics are easy to lose, and so I got a little Pic holder, which I’m really liking, since it helps to not drop the pics into a black hole. Some accessories truly are worthwhile, while others are unnecessary, the pic holder is a very cheap bargain, like $2-5, you can get them at your favorite music store, retail or online, that is proving to be useful. Instead of dropping the pic I’m using, I put it in the pic holder instead, since when I’m playing, I switch between finger picking without a pic, and strumming with a pic, it’s a ripe time for dropping pics into the black holes of the front yard, or under the couch etc. The pic holder is helping me keep track of that pic.The Fender Heavy pics are nice and sturdy in my fingers, and I don’t like the lighter kinds (including the Fender, and other brand’s, lights & mediums) that ended up flying out of my hands when I’m playing, and they sounded tinnier, & more like a bad piece of cardboard, instead of a quiet, unnoticeable pic sound, or the professional pic sounds that pop out, now and then, and is perfectly ok to have. I’d say the biggest thing about returning to these pics is the fit feels perfect in my hand and fingers, I don’t have any issues holding it. It’s solid, and nothing but solid, in my hands. Doesn’t slip around while I play, as some other kinds did. And it makes, no cardboard, no plasticky yucky sound, just the strings come through like a clear song. That’s it. It feels great, and it sounds good to great. Simple & reliable.Your choice may be completely different with your hands & fingers. Keep in mind also what you want for your criteria, like a loud or soft sound, and you’ll find the best pic brands & styles for you. I do recommend trying a variety, just to see what one likes best. They are cheap, so for $25 you can try a wide variety. Some people do use different pics for different kinds of guitars and different songs. You can read all about that as well, I did too, and found it fascinating to read, and watch, what my favorite stars use, and why. Dave Matthews, Pete Townshend, and other stars I love use a variety of pics for different sonic effects. But in the end, for me, I found out that all I really like, and need, is the old reliable Fender Heavy pics, for my Yamaha Eterna acoustic guitar.
Really not much to say……this is what I ordered and they work the way I want them to.
Dan R. –
I’m a beginner but they seem great.
It was a gift! And the young man loved it!
Lee Basey –
I have 30 or so different picks. I like this one so much I just ignore all the others!
Student Nurse –
Will buy again!
Patience Alvarez –
great looking and high quality
Derrick Castle –
It does what it’s supposed to.
My daughter loves these as she got them for her birthday said they were perfect for starting out.