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We no longer accept prepaid orders. This practice led us into a very severe back log situation which took 6 months to clear. Instead, we are going to make select picks and sell them once they are ready to ship. For the time being, we are not making custom shapes or doing any custom engraving.
Look in our shopping cart each weekday between 11am and 3pm or so as that is when I'll add inventory. There will be between 12 and 20 picks added each day. Maybe on the weekends also, but I can't promise anything there.
. . . All of the Red Bear picks were very, very, impressive with both acoustic and electric guitars . . .
. . . in terms of which come closest to feeling, sounding, and responding like genuine turtle shell picks, the Red Bears have the edge . . .
Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player Magazine
Red Bear Trading has been making fine hand-crafted guitar picks since 2003.
Our picks have become world-renowned for the feel, tone and performance they offer. Play faster and more accurately than with any other guitar pick.
Both our Red Bear Originals and our new Tuff-Tone line provide smooth string attack and release - literally gliding off the strings without effort.
Traditional Bluegrass pickers, Jazz and Gypsy Jazz players, Blues players, Country Style Chicken-Pickers, Weekend Strummers, Rockers and New-Age Shredders agree, our picks are there, creating the best tone available.
Each pick is made to order and are as unique as each one of our customers. They are simply the best guitar picks available today.
Red Bear Originals
Play the pick that other pick makers use as a comparison and DO NOT be fooled by the imitators. Red Bear Original Picks are THE CLOSEST to REAL TURTLE SHELL you can get - PERIOD.
Our Original material is a polymerized animal protein (note: no animals are harmed in any way) that has many of the same physical properties as real turtle shell which makes it ideal for guitar picks. You could look at it as cultured turtle-shell. Many people who have tried picks made from this material cannot tell them apart from the real thing. Red Bear Trading Company is the sole manufacturer of these picks.
Although the Turtle Shell Color is traditional we offer the Red Bear Original Picks in several colors - Black Onyx, Zebra Onyx and our newest color - Brown Agate.
Red Bear Tuff-Tones
These picks are a less expensive alternative to our standard line. They still deliver great tone while possessing unbeatable strength and warp-resistance. Due to the relative ease with which we can turn this material into picks, the cost is only $12.50 each. While not as many options are available in the Tuff-Tone material, they're still superior to any plastic pick on the market.
This material is offered in a buff color and in two gauges only, medium (1.25mm) and heavy (1.65mm).