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Quarter Guitar Pick

By: on January 03, 2013
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George Washington has been picked to rock out. And I'm not even recapping a scene from the next installment of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Which Keanu is one zero away from agreeing to, given that he hasn't had a blockbuster in over 10 years, nor aged a day in over 20. He must drink voodoo juice or blk. water. Or maybe he's actually dead, and the current Reeves is just a Keanubot a la the Buffybot that no one notices isn't the real him because the real him was never that much different in terms of intelligence, personality, and acting chops. Not to dog him, though. I did like the original Matrix. And that tearjerker he did with Sandra Bullock.

Yeah, so here for the pleasure of the Keanubot, and the rest of the world, is the George Pick, a real US quarter filed down to a pear shape for strumming ditties on guitars and other stringed instruments. Artists Dustin and Stephanie transform the still reasonably valuable currency (I would pick up a quarter if I saw one on the street or in the hands of a small child I felt sure I could elude before it bit me) into musically-minded shredding tools from their studio in Nashville, TN. George Picks have carefully smoothed beveled edges that do not promote string wear and, according to the duo, impart a sick tone and attack to any guitar.

Buyers can choose to have their picks made from any year of quarter, 1965 to 1998. Sizing is slightly smaller than that of standard guitar picks at 22mm x 24mm x 1mm.

For people who hate George Washington, quarters, or the number 25, Dustin and Stephanie also make guitar picks from a few other coins, such as the Indian Head Buffalo Nickel.

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