Whether it’s a plectrum, a pick or a plec, the exact shape and thickness of a guitarist’s chosen piece of polyoxymethylene is a matter of personal preference.
Many musicians favour the more flexible models, from around the 0.50mm to 0.73mm gauge, while Slash, we’re told, likes his on the heavy side, at a hefty 1.14mm (very nearly the terrain of the bass players). We asked the photographer Luke Kirwan to shoot a selection for us.
The plectra featured were kindly donated by Hanks guitar shop of Denmark Street in London. More at hanksguitarshop.com