There are several types of Guitar Pick found in the market today. They are classified according to the materials used to make them. They are as follows.
Wooden Guitar Picks
A wooden pick may be bought or custom made by the user to suit himself. The most reliable wooden picks are those made of hard wood so that they can withstand easy tear and wear. As the guitarist continues with his duties, the wooden guitar pick wears out with each and every stroke. This means that the initial result will not be the long term result as the metallic guitar strings wear the edge of the wood. The wood also may split as a result of the friction between the wood and the strings.
Plastic Guitar Picks
The type of plastic used to make the guitar pick should be strong and have ability to withstand heat wear and tear. Weak plastics are not suitable for this type of accessory because they may get heated up during stroking and strumming and may melt as a result. The following are some of the plastics suitable for making guitar picks. Acrylic, delrex, nylon, acetal and lexan among many others.
Metal Guitar Picks
The best metallic material to make guitar picks is the steel. These make sharp, distinctive, bright and unique sounds than the plastic and wooden ones. The only disadvantage they have is that they cause damage to the guitar strings quickly. Some of the picks are made of coins which make the use of coins fall under this category. These picks are the most durable.
Glass Guitar Picks
The glass pick produces a wider range and variety of tone as compared to the other types. This is because the glass can be polished to the desired texture depending on the coarseness of sandpaper that is used.