Exotic Guitar Picks
We carry a variety of picks for different styles of players in wood, bone and horn. Our bone and horn picks are derived from domesticated livestock destined for the table and their trade is not regulated.
Many guitar players believe that the pick is an important component of the overall tone of the instrument that is often overlooked. If you are dissatisfied with typical plastic picks, we offer some materials to experiment with, each with it's own unique tonal contribution to make. These exotic materials make a great gift or "case candy" to accompany a fine hand-made instrument.
- HARD WOOD (Ebony and Tintul)
Especially well suited to those play straight across the string (rather than using the surface of the pick's edge). Low flexibility coupled with a complex surface texture offers precise response but without the shrill attack of harder materials.
- BLACK OX HORN
A little brighter than wood, players love the fullness of tone these picks impart. Similar in "feel" to plastic, but with a bolder, more complex and nuanced sound.
Of all the picks we carry the bone picks offer the brightest tone and quickest attack of the bunch. Probably the most similar to tortoise shell.