As someone who has many friends who play the guitar, even I can acknowledge the problems that guitar picks can bring a musician.
Many decide to grow their actual nails out to strum with because picks seem to be too fumbly. They’re constantly slipping out of the players hand and somehow ends up landing in the acoustic sound hole. Then you spend the majority of your time shaking the guitar up and down just to retrieve your pick so you can eventually play your instrument. Furthermore, storing of guitar picks is also a difficult task. Some stick them between the strings and some keep their pick in their wallet as I have read on Reddit. Heck some enthusiasts have a machine that punches out guitar picks from credit cards! But what about the beginners?
Paul Holcomb, the designer of the LEAP, can relate to this annoyance the guitar pick has regardless of brand. He decided they were too slippery, flimsy, and only did a half assed job at strumming.
He figured it was the perfect product that was in dire need of a design reinvention for both electric and acoustic guitar players. After producing many ideas, prototypes, sketches, you name it, finally Paul created LEAP. He felt it was convenient and comfortable to hold and has a fidget spinner inspired design with a cavity in the center. This cavity is to make sure that the guitar pick never slips out of your hand, regardless of how sweaty your hands are. With a 3 cornered design, the LEAP sure does seem familiar.
LEAP comes in two different variations depending on what type of guitarist you are. There is a thinner design made for rhythm guitarists and then a more thick pick made for lead guitarists. What’s even cooler is the LEAP pick comes with 3 different corners of 3 various thicknesses! This allows the musician to alternate between the 3 depending on what guitar style they are currently playing whether it be classic rock, acoustic, or metal. LEAP certainly captured our heart strings with its 3 dimensional design, how about yours?
Designer: Paul Holcomb