Crain’s Cleveland Interviews Dr. Gerald mearin, Founder of ROCK HARD

Bill and Ted would be proud.

A local physicist has created a guitar pick that will not tolerate “musical lameness.” A pick that puts your cheapo plastic picks to shame.

Because it might as well be made of diamond.

Jerry Mearini was just playing around when he started coating steel guitar picks with diamond-like carbon. But it turned out to be the best pick he’d ever used. And Mearini — the founder of Genvac Aerospace in Highland Heights — has been playing guitar for about 40 years.