GYPSY JAZZ GUITARS CURRENTLY IN STOCK:
We carry high-quality, loop-end, round-core strings for Gypsy guitars from Argentine and Optima, as well as sought-after jazz strings from Thomastik-Infeld. Strings are of extreme importance for achieving an authentic Manouche sound, and these products from both Argentine and Optima have been re-engineered to last much longer than the original designs, which were notoriously fragile.
SPECIALTY GYPSY JAZZ PICKS:
Picks are always an important part of getting great guitar tone, but in the realm of Gypsy Jazz, this is doubly true. A pick can make or break your sound for this style; too thin and you won't get heard over the rhythm player, shaped wrong and your articulation won't sound right. At Keith Holland Guitars, we stock high quality picks from US Blues, Wegen, DjangoGuitars, Golden Gate, Gravity, Dunlop and more so that players can find the perfect acoustic sound for their Gypsy Jazz guitars, or for any other guitar or style. A little pick goes a long way!
DjangoGuitars.com Gypsy Jazz Picks
The next generation of DjangoGuitars custom plectrums have arrived. The construction of real Turtle shell picks has long been an arcane tradition with much mystery around why certain plectrums have a particular color and attack to their sound. Over the years our team has been granted access to measure and study many of these coveted picks belonging to the most prolific artists of the Gypsy swing guitar. The result has yielded us the most authentic and accurate replica to that of genuine shell.
US Blues Artist Quality Picks
US Blues® offers music accessories made of sustainably sourced exotic materials that improve the tone and modulation of your instrument and therefore your overall playing and enjoyment. We use by-products of various industries, such as guitar making, to source materials that otherwise would not have been repurposed. We strive to bring the quality of your music to a new higher level and are proud to have elevated the guitar pick to the level of "Pick as Instrument".
WegenPicks are handcrafted by Michel Wegen in The Netherlands and are known by professional jazz and bluegrass players as some of the finest picks in the world. His pick material is formulated to simulate the harmonics of tortoise shell with a higher level of durability and a lower level of animal cruelty. Players of Wegen Picks include Joscho Stephan, John Jorgensen, The Robin Nolan Trio, Rik Barron, John Rossbach, Robert Witmeyer, Gianfranco Continenza, Gonzalo Bergara, and many more.