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JOHN PEARSE® PICKS
NEW John Pearse® Fast Turtle Casein Picks |
John Pearse® Handfull of Picks | NEW John Pearse® Fine Leather Pouches
John Pearse® Camel Bone Picks | John Pearse® Buffalo Horn Picks | John Pearse® Coconut Shell Picks
John Pearse® Ebony and Rosewood Picks | John Pearse® Vintage Thumbpicks |
John Pearse® Hi-Rider Fingerpicks | John Pearse® Jazz & Studio Picks | John Pearse® Django® Buttons
John Pearse® FAST TURTLES
Tortoise Shell has been the "Holy Grail" of guitar picks for as long as I can remember...and, for a considerably shorter time than that [we won't get picky] we have been trying to make picks which are legal and non-lethal to life forms, and which get the same sound.
John's wonderful Studio Picks taught people that a pick could be redesigned...and has 3 different picking points,each of which gets a different sound! So, after using Casein [a resin made from Milk and Phosphoric Acid] for our Faux Tortoise Shell Pins, it wasn't much of a stretch of the imagination to think about doing the Studio Picks in Casein.
Our NEW John Pearse® FAST TURTLES are so named in honor of all the tortoises who got away safely!
They are available in 3 different gauges of Thin [1.2mm], MEDIUM [2.5mm with Dimple] and Extra Heavy [4mm with Dimple]. They also come with a complimentary cloth pouch so that they won't get left in your pockets and go through the washing machine.
John Pearse® FAST TURTLES ..........................$12.00 each
John Pearse® HANDFULL of PICKS
We are delighted to offer a special for the season! Fourteen of our wonderful picks with a free leather pouch! This "item" at this price will be available only for a limited time.
1 each of the following picks: Albino Buffalo Horn Sarod Pick, Buffalo Horn Dimple Pick, Buffalo Horn Flat Pick, Buffalo Horn Sarod Pick, Camel Bone Dimple Pick, Camel Bone Flat Pick, Camel Bone Sarod Pick, Coconut Shell Dimple Pick, Coconut Shell Sarod Pick, Ebony Flat Pick, Ebony Sarod Pick, Rosewood Flat Pick, Rosewood Sarod Pick, and 1 of our Django® Buttons!
Dimple Picks are carved on one side, Sarod Picks are carved on both sides. For more information link here.
The Leather Pouches are beautiful, made in the USA and available in either Squeeze Pouch or Zippered Pouch. We try to have the 4 colors shown below but availability may vary: Brown [either Light or Dark], Black, Blue and Burgundy.
If it is a present, we will ship it in the gift wrapping, Priority Mail. If it is NOT specifically a present, let us know if you need the gift wrapping..
List Price over $100.00
Limited Time Special $49.95- Extended!!!
New John Pearse® Fine Leather Pouches
We have had such an incredible response to the Handfulls, and the wonderful MADE IN THE USA Leather pouches,
that we have decided made these Fine Leather pouches available separately, in two different sizes. They are perfect for picks, capos, and all manner of things! See the Leather Page for our complete selection of bags and pouches!
Squeeze Pouch Mini 2-1/2" X 3-3/4".................$8.95
Squeeze Pouch Small 3-1/2" X 2-3/4"............... $9.95
Squeeze Pouch Medium 3-1/2" X 4-1/2"............$11.95
Zipper Pouch Small 4" X 3"............................... $9.95
Zipper Pouch Medium 4" X 6"".......................$11.95
JOHN PEARSE® BUFFALO HORN PICKS
Buffalo Horn is hand carved and polished to a fine gloss to make these new John Pearse® Buffalo Horn Picks exquisitely beautiful!
An incredibly dense and yet light material, you get the same ease and fast response as you would with tortoise shell! But, these are legal!
They are available in 4 styles:
The SAROD is a thicker pick because it is carved on both sides for thumb and index finger to hold. It is the same sort of carving as on our Ebony or Rosewood Sarod Picks mentioned below. It is also a RIGHT-HANDED pick. At the moment, we don't have this style available for left-handed players...but we do have the DIMPLE....keep reading.
The DIMPLE "feels" like a thinner pick because it is only carved on one side...the "dimple" for the thumb! That also makes it EITHER RIGHT or LEFT-handed! It also works well if you like to play with the "shoulder" of the pick rather than the point!
The FLAT is exactly that--a flat pick of Buffalo Horn. If you are interested in carving your own, it makes a starter blank!
We also have our HORN SAROD SPECIALS...made from the white part of the horn. There are never many of these so they are always special and perhaps a little harder than the black!
You'll never know what a difference it might make until you try one!
John Pearse® Buffalo Horn Picks.................$ 8.00 each
Dimple, Sarod or Flat
John Pearse® Albino Horn Sarod Specials.................$ 10.00 each
John Pearse® Bone Picks
We are also very excited about our new John Pearse® Bone Picks--Dimple, Flat or Sarod style!
Top-quality camel bone picks made in our trademark Dimple Style...with that comfortable dimple configuration that your thumb just loves. For Right or Left Hand Players! Or, the brand new John Pearse® Bone Sarod Picks, carved for Thumb and Index Finger! Or, try the new FLAT Bone Picks, if you have the preference for a flat plectrum. Also, they make perfect blanks if you want to design your own pick shape!
John Pearse® Bone Dimple, Flat or Sarod Picks................$ 8.00 Each
John Pearse® Coconut Shell Picks
The thickest of all of the exotic picks, the John Pearse® Coconut Shell Picks are considered by experts to also be the longest lasting of them all! They are available as either Dimple Style or Sarod Style. Or, if your Hawaiian shirt loses a button, you can cut one down in an emergency!
New! John Pearse® Coconut Shell Dimple or Sarod Picks................$ 10.00 Each
John Pearse® Ebony and Rosewood SAROD & FLAT PICKS
Traditional musicians in Northern India originally fashioned picks from coconut shell to play the Sarod, a multi-stringed fretless relative of the sitar and the rebab. In later years, the picks have been reduced in size and many players of the modern sarod have abandoned the coconut picks in favor of a new, more compact, pick made from ebony or rosewood.
European and American musicians traveling in India in the sizties brought these unique picks back with them and soon guitarists were discovering that they made superb picks for jazz! The tone that they produced was full and rich and immeasurably stronger than that produced by a celluloid, nylon--or even a tortoise-shell pick.
The exciting new SAROD Picks from John Pearse® are handmade for us in India by craftemen who are expert in the fashioning of exotic woods. One side has a rounded depression for your thumb while the other has a curve just perfect for your index finger to hold the pick snugly and securely. They are made for Right Handed Players. We also now have FLAT EBONY and FLAT ROSEWOOD picks available. Use either Right or Left Handed or use them as a blank to carve your perfect pick.
Just hold one of the these painstakingly carved picks in your hand and hear for yourself the magic that has been concealed within your guitar.
NEW! The John Pearse® Ebony Pick .............$3.00 each
SAROD or FLAT
NEW! The John Pearse® Rosewood Pick .............$3.00 each
SAROD or FLAT
John Pearse® Flat Picks
Made from pre-war quality Viscoloid, these picks really do give you the sound of a tortoise-shell pick. The incredibly fast recovery time of these picks will both speed your solos and delight your ears as you hear highs you never thought your guitar had. All of our picks are white with easy to identify color imprinting to indicate gauge.We are so proud of our Flat Picks that if you send a self-asdressed stamped envelope we will send you a sample in your preferred weight!
John Pearse® Jazz Flat Picks
The classic teardrop shape, cut with a die from the 1920s.
JAZZ Thin [red]...........................$0.50 each
JAZZ Medium [black]..................$0.50 each
JAZZ Heavy [blue].......................$0.50 each
JAZZ XHeavy [gold]....................$0.50 each
John Pearse® Studio Flat Picks
Patented asymmetrical shape featuring both plain profiles of the Jazz Pick plus a third intermediate profile. The favorite pick of multi-style studio session players.
STUDIO Thin [red]......................$0.70 each
STUDIO Medium [black].............$0.70 each
STUDIO Heavy [blue]..................$0.70 each
STUDIO XHeavy [gold]...............$0.70 each
John Pearse® Django® Buttons
John always was a fan of the outstanding guitarist of the "Hot Club of Paris", Django Reinhardt, whose 100th Birthday was just celebrated by fans worldwide! And when John had the opportunity to be at a concert with Raoul Reynoso or John Jorgenson, they knew he loved "Nuages" and would often honor him by playing it! Thank you Raoul! Thank you John!
He always said that Django played with a trouser fly button as a pick...so we honor him with our John Pearse® DJANGO® BUTTONS! They are .056" thick, made of Heavy Viscoloid [a type of celulose] and have a wonderful sound!
John Pearse® Django® Buttons............$2.00 each
John Pearse® High-Rider Fingerpicks
Super-light fingerpicks in 440 stainless steel. Unique shape holds them in place painlessly while preventing their falling off. Banjo players & guitar players love 'em. So do steel guitar players! Their stainless steel construction prevents their being pulled off by a magnetic pickup!
John Pearse® HI-RIDER Fingerpicks ......$2.25 each
John Pearse® Vintage Thumbpicks
For years John carried his favorite thumbpick wherever he went. It was an old National, with so many miles on it that the logo had worn off completely and the celluloid was yellow and brittle. Everyone who ever tried it declared it was the best pick they ever used. It could take a tired old set of strings and make them sound young again.
Since no one was making such a pick anymore, John decided
to recreate it using an original cutting die from the 20s. The result is
a Vintage Thumbpick. In every way, it is the recreation of a classic; hand
formed to wrap around your thumb just right and, unlike modern thermo-plastic
thumbpicks, it just won't loosen up from the heat of your hand.
John Pearse® Vintage Thumbpicks .......$1.00 each
Prices listed are Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice!
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