How to Get a Pick Out of a Guitar.




About: I'm just another guy that likes to make stuff and share what I do, that's all. I make instructables every now and again just for fun.

I was suprised that with all the instructables on guitars, there is not a single one that shows how to fix the inevitable... the pick in the guitar accident.

Step 1: Stuff You Need...

Here's th short list of materials you will need for this...
1 chopstick
1 roll of masking tape/invisible/industrial tape

Step 2: Putting Together the "tool"

Here, you construct the "tool" you will be using fo get the pick out.

First, get the tape and make a small loop with the sticky part on the outside.

Second, cover the entire end of the chopstick with the sticky part on the outside.

Next, make a "umbrella" to go on the end.

Step 3: Getting the Pick Out.

Here is the (somewhat) tricky part...

Grab your tool and stick it inside the sound hole.

Firmly plant as much of the end onto the face of the pick.

Pull up SLOWLY. Be sure to not hit the sides, or it will fall.

Fit it through the strings and...

Congratulations! You got the pick out!!

Step 4: Play to Your Heart's Content!

Now that you got the pick out, there are several things that will happen...

You won't have to deal with that irritating noise that it makes,

You now have one more pick that won't go to waste,

The pick won't scratch the inside of your guitar,

and you didn't have to take out a single string :D

...however, this guitar already had a broken string, and I have done this before with the strings. Just keep in mind that there are other ways to do this, so if you don't like my idea, then that is just fine.

Peace out, ROCK ON!!!

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    2 years ago

    AHAHAHAHAH You could've just said: “use chopstick and tape”, we would sort the rest out LOL.. “Step 2: Construction of ‘the tool’ ” AHHAHA this made my day.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    you can just turn the guitar upside-down, and shake it out..... DUH


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Love This... Thank you. My grand daughter kept throwing picks into my guitar and I hated it every time I had to try and get them out. The shaking method does work but depending on how the guitar is made inside it can wear you out trying to get it, it is like the little bugger bank shots off of the insides of the guitar. I will definetly use this.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Tried the shaking method, the chopstick method and the feeling like bashing the guitar against the wall but eventually trying to stare the pick out of it method, because I had been using my brother's pick without him knowing and he would kill me, ut /i found the pick where it had fallen out when /i stood up to shake it out of the guitar on the first try... [oops] Good site though!


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    you could, but most guitars have some sort of of support strut thats runs down either side next to the soundhole... it could come out, but youd have to shake it right

    spotty mcgee

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i break my guitar open violently as my solid gold pick is worth more than the guitar, and i cant play it... lol

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    ummm....ive always just flipped my guitar over my head and shaken it like king kong i tried this and by the time i found the stuff and made it i could of just shaken the pick out