V-Picks Guitar Picks Review

Six months ago I would have had no idea what a V-Pick was, but right now it is damn near impossible to visit a guitar website or forum and not find someone raving over these seemingly magical little picks.  I recently contacted Vinni at V-Picks.com and he was kind enough to send me over a sample pack to try out for myself.  Let’s see what all the fuss is about!

V-Picks are made from a special type of acrylic which gives them a very slick, transparent appearance.  But aside from looking great, the main advantage to this material is the grip, or ‘grippage’ as the guys at V-Picks like to call it.  These little chaps have grip by the bucket load, but that’s not to say they’re too sticky – the balance is just perfect.  Their tagline of ‘never drop your pick again’ seems to be spot on!

A further innovative feature on most of the V-Pick variations is their three-sided composition.  The pick is designed so that you can hold it from any one of the sides, as each corner is the same as the other.  A typical model will cost a little more than your average brand name pick, but when you consider that you are actually getting three picks in one, these suddenly become excellent value for money.

So let’s take a look at these wondrous plectrums already!  My sample pack included five different picks and I have given a brief outline of each below.

V-Picks Guitar Picks Review Plectrum Left Handed

Medium Ultra Lite Pointed

At 0.75mm this was the thinnest pick I was sent.  Its slight flexibility makes it great for acoustic guitar and the pointed tips help to provide a bright, snappy, well articulated tone.  These are also available in small and large sizes as well as in a beautiful ruby red color.

Thoughts: My new acoustic pick of choice!  This little gem sounds absolutely dreamy both for simple strumming and more complex arpeggios.  The added grip makes them ideal for those times when you really let rip and are going to town with your strumming.

Medium Lite Pointed

This pick is very similar to the Ultra Lite series with the main difference being that they are twice as thick at 1.5mm.  They produce a tone which is slightly fuller than the Ultra Lites as you would expect from a thicker pick.  A fantastic jack-of-all-trades!  Also available in small, large and freakishly large sizes.

Mensinger : Left Handed Guitars Part2

Mensinger are a custom guitar and bass company based in Poland who produce some absolutely stunning handcrafted instruments.  Every guitar they produce is available left handed and each one is fully customizable within reason at a price that will blow you away…

If you already missed it, go and check out the Left Handed Mensinger Guitars Part 1 article to see some of the more traditional models.  This article will take a look at some of the more crazy designs to emerge from the Mensinger workshop.  Ever fancied a guitar which is also a bass?  Or perhaps a model which satisfies both your 6 and 7-string needs?  Mensinger probably have you covered… ;)

Again, the Mensinger website is only available in Polish so I have tried my best to translate a few basic details about each guitar.  To learn more I would recommend contacting Adrian at Public Peace (link below) for a speedy reply.

Mensinger Beast Left Handed Guitar

Mensinger Beast Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Beast is one of the latest models from Mensinger which offers the combination of both guitar and bass to unlock a variety of different sonic possibilities.  The instrument is constructed in such a way that the guitar and bass have independent electronic circuits and input jacks which gives the possibility of separating the signals into two different amps.

Mensinger Columbia Lefty Guitar

Mensinger Columbia Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Fret King Left Handed Guitars

Find out which Fret King left handed guitars are currently available. Check this brand out if you’re after a retro-styled mid-range guitar.

Cort : Left Handed Electric Guitars

Cort Guitars is a guitar company who are located in South Korea. They are one of the largest guitar manufacturers in the world and produce instruments under their own brand name as well as for many other companies.

They have a great little selection of affordable left handed guitars in a wide variety of attractive designs and finishes. We’ll take a look at the electric models today, but stay tuned for a peek at their left handed acoustic and bass guitar range at a later date…

Cort KX1Q TE Left Handed Guitar

Cort KX1Q Left Handed Guitar in Tiger Eye Finish LEfty

CONSTRUCTION: Set-in
BODY: Mahogany w/quilted maple top and Tigers Eye finish
NECK: Mahogany, Modern “C” Shape
BINDING: White
FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 12″ Radius(305mm)
FRETS: 24 / Large (2.7mm)
SCALE: 25 1/2″ (648mm)
INLAY: Abalone dot
BRIDGE: Tone Pros Lic. Locking bridge (CAVR)w/string thru body
TUNERS: Die-cast
PICKUPS: EMG-HZ OPEN SA1(F) & TB1(R) (H-H)
ELECTRONICS: 1 volume, 1 tone (w/push pull), 3way toggle
STRINGS: D’Addario USA
HARDWARE: Black Nickel

Cort M600 BBB Left Handed Guitar

Cort M600 BBB Left Handed Guitar in Bright Blue Burst Finish Lefty

Larrivée : Left Handed Guitars

Larrivee Guitars offer their ENTIRE product range left handed at no additional cost – take your pick!