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Sloat Blvd
SF, CA, 94132
United States

Harnessing modern glassblowing technology for you to create brilliant music with the “Sound of Glass”.

Through creative innovation & quality craftsmanship, we strive to produce outstanding glass guitar slides and picks that compliment your sound and style. Silica Sound is the original handmade glass guitar slide made with a tapered fit, since 2003. Handcrafted in California, U.S.A.

Silica Sound glass guitar slides are handmade with a thickened end to promote a unique grip on the tip of your finger, as well as added mass for better sustain. They are unlike any other glass guitar slide in the way they feel, sound and look.

Glass Picks

*** We are not currently offering our glass picks - sorry! ***

 

Silica Sound glass picks are specially flame-worked to be as close as possible to the classic guitar pick in size and shape. In general, our glass picks are a bit on the thicker side, with minimum thicknesses varying consistently between 2.0-3.0mm. They are made from durable borosilicate glass so you can play pretty hard with these and not worry about breakage. We are also are featuring our unique Hashtag Grip that can be added to any pick. Entirely handmade in San Francisco, CA.

Single Color Picks

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Silica Sound Hashtag Grip Clear Glass Guitar Pick
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Silica Sound Glass Guitar Picks Single Color Group
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Silica Sound Glass Guitar Picks Single Color Red Closeup
Silica Sound Glass Guitar Picks Single Color Group Blue
Silica Sound Glass Guitar Picks Single Color Group Red
Silica Sound Glass Guitar Picks Single Color Group Green
Silica Sound Hashtag Grip Clear Glass Guitar Pick
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Single Color Picks

from 10.00

Our Single Color Picks feature one glass color mixed with clear glass, creating a simplified color contrast and unique designs.  We currently are only offering 3 colors to choose from, but will be adding more in the future.

There are 2 sizing options: the Standard and the Jazz styles. The Standard is the typical guitar pick size and shape you know and love, although the tips on these may be slightly more pointed than the Standard pick. The Jazz style picks are made to be just a bit smaller than the standard, and are close to the Dunlop Jazz II and III.

Thicknesses vary consistently between 2.0-3.0mm, and average 2.5mm.

You can add the Hashtag Grip option to these picks - Currently at no extra cost

*Please contact us for international shipping rates and options*

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Silica Sound glass picks are specially flameworked to be as close as possible to the classic guitar pick in size and shape.

In general, our glass picks are a bit on the thicker side, with thicknesses varying consistently between 2.0-3.0mm, and averaging 2.5mm. The pointed "action" part of the pick has the familiar shaping and curvature you will be used to from a pick. Most importantly, this shaping is consistent with all of our picks. The top, rounded part of the pick takes a bit more hand-crafting to shape the glass, and therefore each pick's top-side will vary slightly in appearance.

These picks are surprisingly durable! They are made from borosilicate glass (think of the brand-name Pyrex), which is a very strong and can withstand high physical stresses. You can play pretty hard with these and not worry about breakage. Each piece is properly annealed to ensure maximum structural integrity. We have actually dropped a few testers on kitchen tile and the garage floor and none have broken (so far!). They just bounce! (see our Instagram page for examples --> @silicasound)

Due to the minimal friction, these picks are fast! They also provide a range of unique tones not found with other plectrum materials. With acoustic guitar you might hear a little bit more pick noise than plastic picks, but there is quite a bit of amplification to the sound. Use these with an electric and you will find distinctive tones with less pick noise, and potential increase in speed.

At the moment, we only have a limited choice of colors. Let us know if you have a request or want a customized mix of colors.

We are also are featuring our unique Hashtag Grip that can be added to any pick. Also available is an option to add rough edges to your pick for some really crunchy and sharp tones.