National NP2-SS Stainless Steel Finger Pick


The National NP2-SS Original design vintage Stainless Steel finger pick. 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 pick is contoured for comfort and has the classic single six-hole wrap, smoothly finished in .025” gauge nickel silver.

Full description


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.


Accessory Type
Finger Picks
Instrument Suitability
Banjo, Guitar,
Number of Strings

Customer reviews

4.9 / 5
8 reviews for National NP2-SS Stainless Steel Finger Pick
eKomi customer reviews
Christopher Smith
Very good picks really like the one band instead of the split type
Rated 5 out of 5
Alan Rosling
Good to try an alternative pick for fit etc..
Rated 5 out of 5
Anthony Sullivan
Great 👍
Rated 5 out of 5
Gary Biggam
For use with Deering goodtime banjo which I also purchased from eagle music.
Rated 5 out of 5
David Boyd
Good comfortable finger picks.
Rated 5 out of 5