At last, the infamous Stone Works Stone plectrum that Captain Anderton has used in every guitar video since about 2011 is now available to buy from Andertons!
The pick the Captain uses is a bog standard Stone Works Plain Jane pick - its the same basic shape as a "normal" plectrum, but is made of stone.
Here's what the Captain says about the pick...
"I was sent a Stone Works pick about 2 years ago as part of some random marketing that Stoneworks had undertaken." I've always used a pretty stiff pick, like a heavy Dunlop or something, so I liked the way that the stone pick felt. The grip is surprisingly good given how smooth the pick feels, but what I really loved was the feel of the pick on the strings, and the tone that I could get - it just felt & sounded "better" than a plastic pick. I've used the same Plain Jane pick since day one - it can't really wear out, so as long as I don't lose it, I should never have to buy another one ever!! It doesn't break strings either - I just love it. I know we're stocking all 3 thickness versions of the Plain Jane, but I personally use the thin (which isn't that thin!)"
PLEASE NOTE - ALL STONE WORKS PICKS WILL LOOK DIFFERENT DUE TO THE NATURAL NATURE OF STONE, THE STYLING AND COLOUR OF EACH PIECE MAY VARY SIGNIFICANTLY. THE PHOTOGRAPH USED ON THIS PAGE IS NOT THE EXACT PICK YOU WILL GET!
ANDERTONS ARE ONLY STOCKING THE PLAIN JANE STONE WORKS PICKS - TO ORDER ANY OF THE MORE ELABORATE PLECTRUMS FROM STONE WORKS, PLEASE ORDER DIRECT FROM THEIR SITE.
The Stone Works Plain Jane THIN is approx 2mm thick.
See image 3 to see how big a Stone Works pick is compared to a normal pick.
Here's what Stone Works say about themselves...
StoneWorks is a mix of my life long personal interest and coincidence. First is music, I'm a guitar, bass, and banjo player. Second is rocks, I love all rocks, geodes, fossils, and turquoise. The coincidence, my last name is Stone.
I live on a small farm outside Dallas City, IL on the banks of the Mississippi River. When my kids were younger a typical summer weekend included walking the local creeks looking for fossils, geodes, and arrowheads. That hobby lead me to the question "Whats next?" so I decided to learn everything I could about semi precious stones, geology, and lapidary processes. I bought lapidary equipment and began cutting stones.
One day my buddy Rusty asked me to make him a custom stone guitar pick. He had lost his fingertip in a farm accident and was having a hard time holding a standard pick. Rusty loved his pick so much that I ended up making 300 more and they sold out quickly at a couple of local show. My standard "What's next?" question came up and StoneWorks was born.