Inspired by the handle of a hand gun, our diamond pattern Pistol Grips have revolutionized our already popular tagua guitar picks. This new grip changes the pick in a few ways from previous versions. First, the diamond pattern acts a non-slip grip which helps the pick from sliding around when your hand starts to sweat. Second, the new design increases the stability of the pick, reducing the chances of breakage that sometimes can be found on our classic grip picks. And 3rd, we’ve found at certain pick thicknesses, when your hand heats up and the tagua starts to mold to your fingers, instead of the pick’s tip bending, the grip bubbles downward – creating a little cup that keeps your playing the same, yet increasing the grip of the pick even further.
You take your guitar playing seriously. You’ve invested time and finances into your love of music and you won’t settle on anything less than quality. You understand how important tone is – and how even the little tweaks can have a large impact. Did you know changing to a quality guitar pick can not only change your tone, but improve your playing by increasing speed, attack and control?
After you try this pick, you will never go back to a cheap plastic pick again. Howling Monkey Vegetable Ivory Handmade Guitar Picks provide superior clarity, control, attack and durability.
Our picks range from 1.8mm-2mm on average. If you want a specific thickness please specify in your order notes. We no longer make picks less than 1.8mm.
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Our guitar picks are made from a nut imported from South America called Tagua (read more here). Tagua is also known as "vegetable ivory". Ivory in nature, tagua nuts wear down very slowly without scraping or chipping. Our guitar picks produce a clear, vibrant, and warm tone, illuminating the sound of the instrument, not the pick. Being an ivory like material, you can take pride in knowing our picks haven’t harmed animals or the environment.
Our proprietary designed grooves are cut into the pick to provide grip, for additional grip we’ve also laser engraved Howling Monkey on the back side of the pick at a specific angle providing ergonomic support and comfort. We bevel the guitar pick edges to increase attack and speed. Our grip and bevels combined is considered by many the most comfortable pick they’ve ever played. A unique attribute to tagua nut picks is that the heat in your fingers reacts with the pick and makes the pick curl around your index finger for even more control and comfort. (The pick will return to its original shape once it cools down.)
We take great care making the tagua nut picks, shaping and cutting them to the desired dimensions and ensuring the highest quality. We can take custom orders...if you would like a specific dimension or thickness; we can make them to almost any spec. Head over here for our custom order form.
This listing is for one pick.
The photo above is showing a typical front and back side grain structure of each pick. Colors and grain pronouncement varies.
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