Created and maintained by Ken Rodenas


ZZ Top was formed by Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass) and Frank Beard (drums) in 1969

in Houston, TX. In 2003, this little ol’ band from Texas was inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and in 2007 they were honored on VH1 Rock Honors. Their music and their legend speak for themselves. This reference guide of ZZ Top guitar picks and drumsticks is my little way of saying "muchos gracias" to Billy, Dusty and Frank for a soundtrack that's lasted a lifetime.


All of these picks shown on this page are in my collection except for the few described in white.  I am very interested in obtaining these picks if you or someone you know have them to offer!  Feel free to contact me if you have one of the ones I need!


By no means do I consider myself to be an expert, and indeed there are some significant gaps, especially in the early years.  So feel free to drop me a line if you have better or additional information.


And before you even, none of the items are for sale!


Promotional and Novelty Picks


2010 Reverend Willy's Mexican Lottery Brand Picks

Dunlop Reverend willy Mexican Lottery Brand pick tin

Dunlop Reverend willy Mexican Lottery Brand picks

Retail product of 6 picks put out by Jim Dunlop





The Little ol' Web Page from Texas picks

Promotional picks put out by the finest unofficial ZZ Top fan page in existence, The Little Ol' Web Page from Texas.


2012 Hot Picks USA

HotPicksUSA picks given out at 2012 NAMM  HotPicksUSA picks given out at 2012 NAMM

Promotional picks made by Hot Picks USA. These were given out for free at the 2012 Winter NAMM. Not sure if these were done as prototypes to try and sign ZZ or if an actual merchandise license actually existed prior to the Dunlop license?



Fan made pick circa 2013 

Not a lot of info on this one. Was told it was "made by a fan for a framing project that never got off the ground". Don't ask what that means, because I have no idea. Cool pick though!


2017 Meet-N-Greet tin

2017 Meet-N-Greet tin 

Given to fans who paid for the concert meet-n-greet package






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