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I'm Michel Wegen, professional model maker, run my own shop and usually work for museums, advertisement agencies, attraction parks, hospitals, et cetera. (See an overview of my work) In my spare time I like to study other people's problems and try to invent solutions. This is a very interesting and enjoyable hobby, and I am often successful in finding new solutions to old problems.
One of these solutions was making picks for gypsy jazz style. And the picks are among the best available for this style worldwide. And what wonderful reviews I received on the Standard model, now called the Gypsyjazzpick. Please click on the comments link at the bottom of the page.
The material I use is sounding very close to tortoise , but it is lasting much longer. The pick has a nice beveled and curved tip, so it makes a difference if you're right- or left-handed. Both sides have grooves for grip, and the thumb side is concaved with grooves.
My standard gypsy picks are 3.5 mm thick, 30 mm long and 26 mm wide. I've improved this pick just a few times for the better, and my customers and I cant think of any more ideas to offer a better gypsyjazzpick. I'm done here.
Price: USD / EUR 15,- a piece. These come in yellow packages, and you can buy these picks also from people who have some stock. See below for addresses.
Actually this is called the fat-tone pick, but what's in a name. This is my new model pick. There is nothing else to compare with in pick-land. Its big. It gives your guitar a bright tone, and
it's very loud. This pick makes you fall in love again with your acoustic guitar. You'll get a sound out of your guitar, so loud and sparkling, you never could have imagined is was in there all the time. This pick brings it all out. It's 5 mm thick,( Just look at the picture with the CD jewel case) but this Wegen-design makes it very easy to control. In the picture you can see the grip I make on the Fatone. It's very much like the grip I make on the Gypsyjazzpick.
Some Fatone picks
Compare them with
a CD case
| Get your volume and tones to a higher level. The Fatone makes a difference, you can feel it, and hear it even more! ( I hope you have a proper build guitar using this pick, it might fall off your lap in pieces.........) USD / EUR 15,- a piece. These come in green packages For the time being, only available from me. Use the Order Form to order them today!|
Model GP 250 (This is a project name, we'll think of a proper name
For those who think the original 3.5 mm Wegen Gypsyjazzpick is just a
bit too thick, we now offer the GP 250. This pick has the same
dimensions and grip as the Gypsyjazzpick, but comes in a lighter gauge
of 2.5 mm. Lighter weight, but the same great sound!
This model pick comes in a 2-pack. Look for the picks with the white
inserts. USD/EUR 25,-
The cutest of them all! Basically, this is a mini-Gypsyjazzpick, but
what a performer. Don't let the dimensions fool you . Great speed, control,
volume and sound. A solid winner and Michel's favorite. ( A favorite for many
A pair of Twins
Dimensions: 27.5 mm long, 23.3 mm wide and 3.5 mm thick.
This model also comes in a 2-pack. Look for the orange inserts. USD / EUR 20,-
These are the ultimate picks for serious bluegrass guitarists. After all, I only want to offer the best money can buy. My material just sounds great for bluegrass at a 1.4 mm thickness. We are continuously evaluating on grip and design, to improve the
picks even further. Absolutely very nice ideas are coming up.
These picks are offered in a 4 picks package. USD / EUR 15,- for a package. These come in blue packages.
In cooperation with
Bigcitystrings.com we have developed this little jazz pick: the Bigcity Pick It's
especially designed for acoustic jazz and blues guitar. (But it will
also do fine on electric guitar) It's 29 mm long and 1.8mm thick.
These picks come in a 4 picks package. USD / EUR 20,- for a package. Go to the Order Form to order them immediately!
M100 & M150|
Look! New for mandolin players. Now a Wegenpick in the shape and
dimensions most popular with mandolin players. These picks greatly improve a
mandolin's tone and volume. All tips are beveled for left or right-handed players,
so be sure to specify. Both models are in black and white.
The new M100 & M150 picks
28.5mm long, thickness for the M150 is 1.5 mm, the M100 is 1.0 mm. This model comes with 3 in a bag. USD / EUR 15,- each bag
The Wegen Trimus Picks|
Research and development is what we like to do, and our new self-designed and self-made tools are helping us setting new standards in pick-land!
Trimus is the name for thicker triangular Wegenpicks, all with the beveled tips and the familiar grooved indented grip, like all thicker Wegenpicks have. The Trimus series are based on the most popular triangular pick shape and size, and we added the Wegenpicks features.
Hit the <Order Form and order them today!
The triangular cousin of the GP 250. Great feel, grip, sound and wear .
More suitable for playing solo, but feel free to make this one go rythm playing!
One each in the purple bag. USD / EUR 20,-
The triangular cousin of the most popular Wegenpicks model, the Gypsyjazzpick!
Great feel, deep grip, close to tortoise sound, and perfect wear. Did I mention the triangular
Wegenpicks have great balance?
This pick will take you far in both solo or rythm playing.
One each in the sunflower yellow bag. USD / EUR 20,-
The triangular cousin of the Fatone. It is fat. It is big. Is it a monster? (To create one, it is) No, this pick really shows what Wegenpicks is all about. Great design, heavy grip, and the best material we can lay our hands on. We make the tools for the job. This is the new beast for playing rythm for a long time to last. Show us your worn out Trimus 500 pick, purchased in 2003, in 2013, and we will replace it for free!
The Trimus 500 has the dark green package. Each for USD /EUR 25,-
The triangular pick in the most popular shape and size for thinner triangular picks. All the TF
Wegenpicks have the "fingerprint" surface, beveled tips for fast playing and seven holes for grip. No holes for grip is optional. The number indicates the thickness in mm. TF 100 is 1.0 mm, TF 120 is 1.2 mm and so on.
USD / EUR 15,- for a two-pack.
The Production Process
The following models have added to the Wegenpicks product range recently. Full information is not yet available for publication at the website: please contact your dealer or Michel Wegen for further information.
The Wegen 7
Yeux Noir 2.5
Each pick is made by hand, so if you would like to have a custom made pick, please let me know what you would like.
I can offer picks in any shape, and in almost dimension. So, ask me if you have any special wishes, you won't be the first ( and probably not the last) who will find out that special picks aren't hard to get, after all.
Wegenpicks is always working on customer satisfaction: We now can offer all the Wegenpicks also in black. It's the same
material, with all the same features. Please specify black or white on
Making custom made picks can be a work of precision. If I you would like a pick to be exact 3.45 mm thick, 34.3 mm long and 27.25 mm wide, I can make it.
There are three options for obtaining your own Wegenpicks:
You can always contact me for all kinds custom-made picks, but when you would like to order a standard gypsy jazz pick for right-handed players, it's easier to contact one of the people on the dealer list. The dealers marked with a have the complete Wegenpicks product range in stock.
- Your Local Dealer (view dealer list)
Visit a Wegenpicks dealer (in real or online) to get your picks.
Wegenpicks has over 50 dealer locations world wide!
- Online order
Pay and order online with a PayPal-account (quick and free sign up).
Please read these notes first
- Mail order
Print out the Order Form and enclose your payment
The easiest way to get in contact with me, is to send an e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. For non-virtual correspondence, I use my address below.
7240 AC Lochem
Links to Customers & Others
Many professional and non-professional guitarists all around the world use my picks. Here you'll find a short selection of links to their home pages and some other cool pages.
- Read the comments of some customers
- See some other work of mine!
- Quality guitar instruction for adults with Stefan Joubert in London www.guitar-lessons-london.com
- Philadelphia Mandolin Ensemble
- Julian Gramm
- Vintage Guitars on VintageandRare.com
- Adam Palma Fingerstyle
- Gypsy Jazz School
- Gianfranco Continenza, Italian Jazz/Fusion guitarist and composer
- Sascha van Esdonk Produkties
- John Le Voi Guitars
- The Robin Nolan Trio
- Leo Eimers, Dutch Luthier
- Mangofandjango (Archtop Eddy)
- John Friedrichs
- Django's Swing Page
- Chris Wait/Gadjodrom
- Club Django Sextet
- Francois Rousseau's documentation centre
- Ian Jackson/Nuages
- Stichting Hot Club de France Nederland
- Gitaarspelen - Gitaarlessen, tabs, lyrics, oefenstof, links
- Paul Prevoo
- Joscho Stephan
- Jazz et Chansons
- Rik Barron
- The Biel Ballester Trio
- The Rosenberg Trio
- Jimmy Rosenberg
- John Rossbach
- Gonzalo Bergara, blues guitarist
- Le Quecumbar
- Pearl Django, Seattle
- Hot Club of Naptown
- Hot Club of San Fransisco
- Tommy Ermolli is a young Italian talent on electric guitar
- Check out the Collins guitars! www.collinsguitar.com
- Eddie Mulder knows about playing guitar! www.eddiemulder.com
- Like heavy stuff? Visit Lorenzo Augusti's site.
- He's just great! JJ. What can I say more? www.johnjorgenson.com
- Jason P. Riley is another excellent guitar player! He really can use any
guitar for any style. He can play Bach to anything what comes next in
any style. What a guy! http://www.jasonriley.com
- Mainstream radio listeners loving Gypsyjazz style music, can go here:
I love it!
- Jeff Troxell, 2003 National Guitar Flatpicking Champion!
- Noble Picks, distributed by Michel Wegen
- Salvatore Russo, Italian guitar player
- Roly Veight, guitar player from the UK
- Hot Club of Hungary, fine band!
- Very nice "Hotclub"band from the University of Birmingham: www.swingmanouche.co.uk