Rest In Peace, Anonymous Pick. We Lost a Legend.

Just got this email.

This is Valerie, Anonymous Pick’s wife.  I'm saddened to tell you Pick passed away October 11at 5pm.  I wrote to you on another sight so I hope you get this email. He loved all you guys and making his guitars.  Could you please announce this. He asked me to let you know but I couldn't get on Cigar Box Nation.

We just lost a legend. Feel free to post your favorite Pick stories, instrument photos and videos below.  You can also go thru his personal page on here at


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Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on Monday

Very sad to hear about Pick, had many dealings with him over the years, rest in peace my friend.

Slowpaw Steve, England.

Comment by RTZGUITARS on November 11, 2022 at 5:08am

Thanks, Shane, for getting this to us he was a really good part of this site for a long time.

 Thank you for the picture, Valerie, something we all wanted to know. He was just Pick to us a guy creating amazing instruments and now we know the face. I ordered 2 SW's love what he did with both. We did a song together a few years ago at his request I will repost it. He was well liked and supportive to us all. He will be Missed and Remembered here.

Comment by Diglydog on November 8, 2022 at 10:45am

This is really sad news.  I don't spend much time on here of late but the Anonymous Pick was a constant.  He was a welcoming and friendly person to chat with and he'd created a line of original instruments that had identity and integrity.  I shall miss his presence and good humour on CBN and I send my deepest condolences to all of Pick's family and friends, and especially to Valerie.

Rest in peace, Pick.

Comment by Kevin Perlic on November 7, 2022 at 5:12pm

Hello all,

I haven't been here in a while and I just discovered this sad news. I have a couple of his guitars and he always had kind words for my songs and videos. A couple of years back I put this video together when he was going through some hard times with the health of his wife. I just wanted to lift his spirits. Maybe this can lift all of our spirtits a little.

Comment by Kevin Perlic on November 7, 2022 at 5:08pm
Comment by BUGGY (C) on November 7, 2022 at 4:27pm

The Blokes a Legend ! .... I go away for 5 mins an this happens!..a very sad day. Here is a pic I sent to Pick ages ago, when we would chat about his love for Tiesco's and vintage guitars. . a silly idea for six string range of Swampys.. rest in peace Pick.. missing you already,and don't forget to take your Swampwitch! A true legend..

Comment by Blues Frog on November 5, 2022 at 9:55pm

Sad to hear we lost a legend in the CigarBoxNation world. Pick was an inspiration to us all.


Comment by Paul Craig on November 5, 2022 at 5:59pm

Rest in Peace Pick!
I'll miss our talks and your artistry.

Comment by MadGomer on October 26, 2022 at 5:07pm

Dang it, very sorry to hear this news.  Never met the man but he was clearly a generous person, always willing to share his knowledge with others.

Comment by Rich on October 23, 2022 at 10:28am

He was truly an Artist.  

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