As if choosing the right guitar for you is not fun enough, you will soon have to deal with the more exciting task of personalizing your guitar and accessories. Shopping for these things is not unlike getting your new laptop. It could be anybody’s gadget until you have chosen your wallpaper and skins, installed your choice of applications, browser and media player. For someone who has just embarked on a journey of rediscovering himself in music, it’s but natural to want to personalize your stuff.
Basically, you will need a spare set of strings, a guitar case, straps, picks and a tuner. All of these can be customized to suit your playing style and personality. We will focus on guitar picks which you need to have as many as your budget allows. Every now and then you will have to replace you old and worn out pick with a new one. Or you need to buy new ones to replace those you have already lost.
Here are some basic things to consider if you want to have your guitar plectrum customized:
Most custom pick shops have online ordering systems. All you need to do is access the website to view a wide selection of shapes, gauge or thickness, size, color and materials. You can have text, logo and photograph imprinted on your picks. You can choose from a clipart or image library or you may upload your own artwork following their specifications. After providing the design details, you will then be given a mock-up or a review of what you have created.
For those companies who accept orders via phone or snail mail only, you still have to visit their websites to look for the design you want.
Custom picks are ordered by bulk or in batches of 100. Smaller orders may be available for custom picks that feature text only.
Prices may vary depending on the material, thickness, color, quantity and whether imprinting will be done on one or both sides of the pick. For other companies, the price may differ only for single or full color printing. Usually, the price does not include the cost of shipping.
Your newly imprinted custom picks should be available in two to four weeks. Unlike companies that do not make their own blank picks, makers of music accessories may offer a faster turnaround time. In some cases, rush orders can be made. For re-orders, turnaround time will be faster because your design will just be saved on file.
You can pay for your order using credit card, check or money order. Some companies accept payment through PayPal.
When you are shopping for custom picks online, make sure that you are informed about the options available to you for each factor discussed above. A majority of guitar accessory companies have already set up their shops online to give all the details you need to place your order. Forgive the pun,but why not take your pick?