Red Bear Trading Company has been making fine hand-crafted guitar picks since 2003.
Our picks have become world-renowned for the feel, tone and performance they offer.
Our Red Bear Original line of flat picks provide smooth string attack and release - literally gliding off the strings without effort.
Players of all styles agree, ours 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. And the best part is that no turtles are killed to make our picks.
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.
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Red Bear Thumb Picks
Red Bear makes two style of thumb picks – the Bear Claw© which is made from our Tuff Tone material and the “Original” which is made from our traditional original material. Simply click this link to order or go to our Thumb Picks page for more information.
Purchasing Red Bear Picks
Red Bear Trading cannot mass-produce guitar picks like most other pick companies. Making our picks is time consuming and labor intensive. Opening the online store and accepting open orders for picks for even one-day results in a 6-week backlog. So that the quality of our handcrafted picks are not compromised, a few select colors and styles will be produced and offered in our online store for immediate sale approximately once a week. Before the store is loaded with finished picks, an email goes out to our subscriber list for Product News and Updates letting our customers know what styles and gauges will be available. If you would like to subscribe, go to our online store, log into your account and on the left side, toward the bottom of the page, select “Email Subscriptions”. You can manage your subscriptions there. Picks do sell out fast and we understand that not everyone will be able to make a purchase before they are gone. We do put limits on each style so that Red Bear can serve as many customers as possible. On occasion, we do accept a limited number of private orders, however there is a wait and a 4-pick minimum quantity requirement. Send an email to inquire about a private order.