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Its a pick in a box, but its nothing like the product photo here!
on 15 December 2014
Well first off top marks for delivering in good time, even at this trickiest time of year. I ordered it late on Friday, needed it for the following Wednesday and it arrived on the Monday. Excellent!
Now for the rest; the gift box is a light eggshell blue with a relief effect bow on it. This is hardly the style of presentation you want for a guitar pick! I wanted a shiny black like in the product photo here, for that Spinal Tap "None more black" reaction. What I got instead was very poor, I wouldn't put anything in this to give to someone.
As for the pick, well it did come engraved with what I wanted. But the font is not so much generic as outdated. It just looks cheap I'm afraid. Maybe I missed something and there was a font option upon ordering. If there is, then I apologise unreservedly to the seller and the product should get an extra star. It also didn't come with the music note, which I thought was standard providing there was enough space left on the pick surface to accommodate it. There was certainly enough space on mine, but all I got was empty space.
The pick itself is stainless steel, but its a bit of a dirty stainless steel. I've tried my best to polish it up (this is a Secret Santa gift). Oh, and the internal packaging of the box leaves a lot to be desired, a really crappy bit of sponge with the pick sliding around inside it. Honestly, the whole thing looks cheap to me. I cannot see how this is worth £7.
Would I order again? Certainly not. I'm not happy with it, there needed to be more options (font type and size permitting are the obvious ones), and I would've paid a few quid more for a choice of gift box.
I'm going to be embarrassed giving this. It looks like something knocked up with barely a thought. Not what I was going for at all.