Dunlop releases Joe Bonamassa Custom Jazz III picks

Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Custom Jazz III picks
(Image credit: Jim Dunlop)

Joe Bonamassa says that he can’t live without Dunlop Jazz III nylon guitar picks and now, thanks to Dunlop, you can pick up your own life-sustaining plectrums in new custom variations.

The Joe Bonamassa Custom Jazz IIIs are all embossed with the guitarist’s name on the back and come in gold nylon, or can be purchased in variety packs of different colors and materials, including nylon, Ultex and Stiffo. Guitar World has no further comment on those material names, so move on. There’s nothing to see here.

Joe Bonamassa Custom Jazz III gold nylon picks

(Image credit: Jim Dunlop)

As a notorious gear head, Bonamassa loves to chop and change guitars and amps, meaning the Nylon Jazz III is perhaps the only true staple of his playing setup. The blues-rock kingpin reportedly first tried them around 1994-5 (around his days with early band Bloodline) and favors them for their speed and dexterity, alongside the clarity of tone he finds they bring to his playing. 

If you want some tonal tips from the man himself, check out our latest lesson from the blues rock ace, in which Joe Bonamassa shows us how to get 10 different sounds from a Gibson Les Paul, using just the knobs.

For more information on the Joe Bonamassa Custom Jazz III picks, head to the official Dunlop site

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Matt Parker

Matt is a staff writer for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.