Testimonials
     

Many distinguished artists use Fred Kelly picks including:

Doyle Dykes
Buster "B" Jones
Thom Bresh
Jonathon Burchfield
Tommy Flint
Anthony Smith
Pat Kirtley
Kynch O'Kaine
Douglas Gery
Michael O'Dorn
Richard Kaiser
Kenny Gill
Nokie Edwards
Julian Smith
Bob Saxton
Laurol Luppi
David Gillis
Michael Fath

 

Here's what they have to say about our picks:

 

 

 

Doyle Dykes

 

"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

 

 

 

Thom Bresh

 

"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

 

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.

 

 

Pat Kirtley

 

"Fred Kelly makes the best thumb pick. The Slick Pick is my favorite, it is the only pick I use."-- Pat Kirtley

Cal Denison

 

 

Laurol Luppi (with Tommy Emmanuel)

"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."

 

Kynch O'Kaine

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!"

Kenny Gill

"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

 

Buster B. Jones

"Fred, you're the best! Thanks"

Michael Fath

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

Anthony Smith

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