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A visit to V-Picks in Nashville TN

Nestled a bit west of Nashville TN is a unique business that’s is rocking the music world. Vinny Smith’s V-Picksย are known world wide for there tone,playability and good looks. Many artists are playing V-Picks. Carlos Santana, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Brad Whiteford (AeroSmith), Phil Keaggy, and the list goes on.

While visiting, Vinni told me so of his story how he got started, and shared with me some good stories about the business. It’s a family run deal, with a few employees that shape each and every pick.

He showed me the pick making process and his nifty laser cutter, along with what I believe was a hydrogen flame thrower that tempers each pick. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was really cool visit with him and I’m glad to see him as a new friend and encourager. I look forward to our next visit.

I’m now a proud V-Pick dealer and would be glad to sell you a pick. They’re basically $4 each. You can buy from me or their site, just mention that you heard about it from Lance. You know referrals go a long way. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s a link to his full catalog of picks and accessories.




Photo on 12-5-14 at 10.21 AM


Vinni made me a special custom box with my name on it!

IMG_2636Here are his workers shaping away and buffing picks.

IMG_2637Here’s a unique look at the material used and what remains after each pick is cut.


After telling Vinni about my love for Chet Atkin’s music, he said we could visit his grave site just down the road. Vinny laid a pick there in honor of all that Chet has done for guitar. I’ve never been here and was glad to pay a visit