National Finger and Thumb Picks Here at Eagle Music

We are delighted to be appointed the UK dealership for USA made National Finger and Thumb Picks.

The National range includes Nickel Silver, Brass, Stainless Steel and Gold Plated finger picks and Tortoise, White and Black thumb picks in a range of sizes.

These high quality picks are excellent for pickin’ on the Banjo, Guitar and Dobro,  they are made in the  USA and have been the choice of professional players since the 1930′s

The National NP2 range are the original design vintage metal finger picks Made in the USA to the exact design of the National Patent #1787136 that was registered on December 30th 1930. As National say it’s “The Pick the Pros Pick!” … This excellent range of picks are contoured for comfort and has the classic adjustable single six-hole wrap, smoothly finished in .025” gauge nickel silver.

Please follow this link to view the National  finger picks

Please follow this link to view the National thumb picks

National Nickel Finger pick

National Nickel Finger pick

National Tortoise Thumb Pick

National Tortoise Thumb Pick

History of the National Pick:-

The National Stringed Instrument Company was founded in the Mid 1920’s in Los Angeles, California by John Dopyera. John’s partner at the time, George Beauchamp applied for the patent for a ‘pick for stringed instruments’ in the month of July 1928 …this was to become the pick that all others would copy in one form or another, up until the present day. The Patent Number 1787136 was issued to George Beauchamp and the National Guitar Company by the United States government on the 30th December, 1930.   The Pick had the National logo and ‘Made in USA’ proudly stamped on it along with the NP2 model identification code. In the year 1928, John Dopyera left the company that he founded, and for the rest of his life he modestly stated that he was actually the inventor of this pick that is the favourite of so many world class banjo players to this day.