Celluloid Guitar Picks

Guitar picks are generally made from some kind of plastic and some of the best were made of Celluloid. Celluloid was popular as guitar pick material because it very closely imitated the sound and flexibility of a tortoise shell guitar pick. They are usually shaped in an acute isosceles triangle that has two corners rounded and a third less rounded. A guitar pick is a more common name but it is also known as a “plectrum”. Which is a small flat tool used to pluck or strum a stringed instrument such as a guitar or mandolin. Celluloid Guitar Picks For Sale


Celluloid Guitar Picks
Celluloid Guitar Picks

Luigi D’Andrea made the first celluloid guitar picks in 1922. Up until 1922, most guitar and mandolin picks were handmade from real tortoise shell. D’Andrea dominated the Celluloid pick market from the 1920s to the 1950s. Historically, celluloid was the first plastic used to make picks. They are still used today by those who aim for vintage tones on their vintage Guitars. Celluloid Guitar Picks For Sale


Celluloid Guitar Picks
Celluloid Guitar Picks

Other plastics material used to make guitar picks included nylon, acetal, ultem, lexan, Acrylic and Delrex. Shapes of guitar picks include equilateral pick, shark’s fin pick and the sharp edged pick.