Archive for the ‘Guitar Picks’ Category

Willie Nelson Pick of the Day, “The Great Divide”

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Willie Nelson Guitar Picks, by Picking

Monday, February 13th, 2017

“Poodie called and said, “Hey baby boy…I need a pick. We are doing 7 shows with the dead”. To me the graphic was obvious, “Steallie”… Garcia’s “Steal Your Face” lcon… with a Willie bandana…Poodie said, “Put sunglasses on it and it will be perfect”…It is one of the most collectible picks of all time, but you will be lucky to find one because we only ran 2880…That’s a short run…

Thanks to the Picking for sharing his stories about the Willie Nelson & Family guitar picks his company designed.

“This graphic of Willie was done by CP Vaughn, in my opinion one of Texas’ greatest treasures…I contacted CP to see if he had any ideas for a guitar pick image and he told me of this idea he had just created…What amazed me about the graphic was how much CP captured of Willie with some few lines…It is my favorite…”


“This guitar pick was produced for Willie when he was asked to preform at the Nobel Peace Prize presentation to Jimmy Carter.  A small run, maybe 1500.”

“Sadly, this was the last pick design I did for Willie and Family in the spring of 2010.. As it is, there were only 720 of these done.”


Willie Nelson Pick of the Day: Super Bowl XLII Tailgate Party (2009)

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Willie Nelson pick of the day: Luck Reunion 2016

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


Luck Reunion guitar picks from last year, by the late great Guthrie Thomas.

“And, of course, Willie’s Luck Reunion in Luck, Texas at his ranch that Willie is hosting today and tomorrow most certainly requires a few guitar picks to play with. Designed by, Dr. Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt of The Family and a cowboy who knows how to ride a horse backwards but very little else…”

Guthrie Thomas

Willie Nelson & Family Pick of the Day

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Willie Nelson Pick of the Day

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

C.P. Vaughn is the artist for the head shot that is used on some of Willie’s guitar picks.

A photo posted by Budrock (@budrocktheilluminator) on

Pick of the Day, Willie Nelson, “American Classic”

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


Pick of the Day: Poodie Locke

Sunday, November 27th, 2016


Pick of the day: Poodie Locke, “No Bad Days”

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016


Willie Nelson Pick of the Day: Golden Nugget, Las Vegas (Dec 10, 11, 2013)

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016


The beautiful guitar pick celebrating the Willie Nelson & Family Show in Las Vegas in 2013.  Another beautiful design by Budrock Prewitt and the late, great, Guthrie Thomas.

Willie Nelson Pick of the Day: Texas Road House

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Willie Nelson pick of the day: Independence Day 2010

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016


Rest in Peace, Guthrie Thomas, and thank you

Friday, July 15th, 2016


Willie Nelson and Guthrie Thomas backstage at the Smith Center, in Las Vegas, Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

I was so so sad to hear that Guthrie Thomas has passed away. His wife called Budrock yesterday from Las Vegas , telling him that Guthrie had passed away in his sleep.  Willie Nelson fans and music lovers know Guthrie for his Guitar Pick designs and collaborations with Budrock Prewitt, Lighting Director for Willie Nelson & Family.  He was generous with his music, his stories and his beautiful guitar picks.  He had great respect and admiration for Willie Nelson & Family and his crew.

Services has been set:

Hites Funeral Home and Creamatory
438 W Sunset Rd.
Henderson, NV 89011

Formal Services and the Eulogy will be on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at High Noon”



Guthrie and Budrock sent me this framed pictures of Willie Nelson and guitar picks a few years ago, and I have always treasured it,  And every few weeks there would be a sweet note from him in the mail, with a few guitar picks, which he knew I was crazy about.

guhrie letter

I met Guthrie only once in person, at a Willie Nelson & Family show, of course, in Las Vegas. He and his wife Toni went to the show and I got to hang out with them a little bit. But I talked to Guthrie on the phone so much, we became friends. He was a talented musician and creative songwriter, recording music at his home in Nevada.   He and Buddy sent me these one Christmas


He didn’t complete the 8th grade, but later went back to college and obtained three degrees in music, pharmacy, and psychology.  He was still a licensed pharmacist, practicing at the time of his death.  His childhood was interesting, growing up on a ranch in Californi used for movie sets, friends with Ramblin Jack Elliott, Ringo Star, and too many other artists to name, all helping to inform the interesting adult he grew into and the life he led.  His motto:

Follow Your Dream and You Will Never Get Lost

Read more about his life, see photos, read stories, and listen to his music:


Most of us know and appreciate Guthrie for his beautiful guitar picks. As owner and operator of, Guthrie made guitar picks for Willie Nelson & Family, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and many other famous bands and artists.

Thanks, Guthrie, for the music, the guitar pick art, the stories and your friendship.

Here’s more samples of his art.





prezdjango picks

Guitar Pick of the Day: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2016

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016


Happy Fourth of July Guitar Pick 2016

Monday, July 4th, 2016


Thanks Guthrie Thomas, for sharing picture of the guitar pick design for Willie’s 2016 Fourth of July Picnic.