As long as there have been guitars, there have been picks - longer, in fact, since the earliest versions of the concept were used on stringed instruments older than the guitar itself. And for all that time, musicians have always had the same dilemma: where to put the darned things. Of course, it's always possible to just have your picks kicking around with your supplies, but that's also a pretty good way to lose them. If you want to keep your picks in a place where you'll know you can find them, then pick holders are the way to go. These accessories come in a few different varieties, so just like the picks themselves, it's easy to pick the perfect variety to suit your needs.
Without a doubt, the most iconic and recognized pick holder is the Dunlop Scotty Pick Holder. You'll also find its sleeker brother, the Dunlop Ergo Pickholder, here, along with some similar offerings from other brands such as the Pickbandz Stick-it-Pick-it Pick Holder. If you're looking for a simple, straightforward solution, you can't go wrong with any of these: they stick right onto your guitar, so your picks will always be within reach whenever you're playing. Snap a pick onstage? No problem; these pick holders can carry more than one, so you'll have a replacement ready to go.
Maybe you'd like to take a step further and have your picks all laid out in a row so you can easily choose the one you're going to pick up next? In that case, check out the Dunlop Microphone Stand Pick Holder, which is available in a version that holds a slide as well. Or, if you're looking for a way to always have a pick on hand 24/7, how about a keychain pick holder? There's even the D'Addario Planet Waves Pick Holder, which has an LED light built in, so you can go as fancy as you want!
Considering how much variety there is in the world of guitar picks, it only makes sense that you'd have a lot of options for pick holders as well. Whether you plan to go classic with the Dunlop Scotty or put a miniature lightshow on your keychain with the D'Addario Planet Waves model, it's safe to say that your guitar pick holder is as personal a choice as the picks themselves - and any one you make is the right choice as long as it suits your tastes.