Many distinguished artists use Fred Kelly picks including:
Doyle Dykes, Michael O`Dorn, Buster “B” Jones, Richard Kaiser,Thom Bresh, Kenny Gill, Jonathon Burchfield, Nokie Edwards, Tommy Flint, Julian Smith, Anthony Smith, Bob Saxton, Pat Kirtley, Laurol Luppi, Kynch O’Kaine, David Gillis, Douglas Gery, Michael Fath, and Thomas Pickels.
Here’s what they have to say about our picks:
“I use the thumb pick, in fact this little pick has my name on it. I was pretty jazzed up about that. This is the Kelly Speed Pick. It has the long shank on it and I like that because you can really get down on it. It has a nice angle.” — Doyle Dykes
“The only thing that I can simply say is these are the only picks I use. They are the only picks that sound good.” — Thom Bresh
Tommy Flint is a suberb fingerstyle guitar soloist. He resides in Nashville Tennessee. In addition, he is actively involved in fingerstyle guitar workshops and clinics. He is an expert on the Merle Travis (his cousin) guitar style and performs a colorful assortment of country fingerpicking styles.
“Fred Kelly makes the best thumb pick. The Slick Pick is my favorite, it is the only pick I use.”– Pat Kirtley
“The best pick for me is the Polycarb Slick Pick X-heavy. It creates really great sound from the guitar, and is small enough to allow my hand to move freely. The bumblebee picks are very nice too, but the Slick pick is the right pick for me.”
I used to cut, widdle, and file my thumbpicks just to get them to be usable. It was a time consuming process that produced inconsistent results. I am happy to say that those days are over! Every one of Fred’s picks are consistent. They all sound great and I find them very comfortable! Because of the Bumblebee’s comfort and agility, I am now able play ideas and shapes that had technically stumped me in past.
As a veteran faculty member at the University of Miami’s Studio Music and Jazz Program I have to teach, play, and perform in a variety of styles, be it Jazz, Country, Funk, Folk, Fingerstyle, or Rock. This thumbpick handles it ALL with ease. Even pinch harmonics can be had because the ingenious design of the thumbpick strap doesn’t totally enclose the thumb! Beautiful work Fred…I’d like to order 1000 more!”
“I’ve tried many different kinds of thumb picks over the years but none have been as comfortable and as great as the”FRED KELLY” picks!”
Thanks Fred, Kenny Gill, Nashville, TN
“Fred, you’re the best! Thanks”
There are countless thumb picks available. However, some of us need the small, yet heavy, jazz pick design; for the flat or circular picking techniques that the best fusion, jazz and rock players possess, and the thumbpick concept for the flashiest rockability, country and blues licks we also need to play. Fred Kelly’s bumblebee pick is without a doubt, the ONLY pick that gives us the best of both worlds! Many thanks Fred, for keeping me at the cutting edge! -Michael Fath
Like all your products they set a new standard of Excellence! Fred Kelly Picks raise the Bar to a Higher Level when it comes to Quality. Fred Kelly Picks Improve the Performer’s Performance! Thank You so Much! God Bless You! Anthony
“It’s the only pick I use! The Derlin heavy slick pick has that tone I’m looking for. Do you like Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and Jerry Reed? Well then Fred Kelly Picks need to be your next purchase. It’s got that thump! It reminds me of my hero Chet. They are made in the USA! You won’t be disappointed! Go check me out playing them at this link https://www.facebook.com/