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JOHN PEARSE® PICKS

NEW HANDSFULL OF PICKS

NEW Breezy Ridge Cowboy™ Picks | NEW John Pearse® Fast Turtle™ Casein 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

 

 

New Products!HANDSFULL OF PICKS

It is the Holiday Season so we are again offering our FANCY & EXOTIC HANDSFULL OF PICKS Special Offer. By the way, we'd like to offer apologies for the confusion to those who didn't appreciate our calling it a "HANDSFULL" instead of what should be more properly said "HANDFULLS". It is funny how these things come about! As some of the Fancy picks tend to be hefty, we also added a second 'HANDSFULL' of FANCY THINNER PICKS HANDSFULL. Both are available with or without the Leather Pouch and GIFT WRAPPING is available as well. Shipping is not included.

We have two offerings this year. Our FANCY & EXOTIC HANDSFULL has been upped to 15 picks which now include one each of the following:

BONE Dimple, Flat and Sarod; COCONUT SHELL Dimple and Sarod; EBONY Dimple, Flat and Sarod

HORN Dimple, Flat and Sarod; ALBINO HORN Sarod; ROSEWOOD Dmple, Flat and Sarod.

FANCY & EXOTIC HANDSFULL with Small Zip Leather Pouch........................... $52.95 [List over $104}

Without Pouch............................................................................... $49.95.

 

Our NEW FANCY THINNER PICKS HANDSFULL includes the following 10 picks:

1 each of New COWBOY™ Picks: CHAPARRAL™, MESA™ AND PALAMINO™, 1 D'JANGO® BUTTON

1 NEW EXTRA THIN FAST TURTLE™ [1mm], 1 THIN FAST TURTLE™ [1.25mm]

1each of MEDIUM and HEAVY STUDIO PICKS, 1 each of MEDIUM and HEAVY JAZZ PICKS

FANCY THINNER PICKS HANDSFULLwith Small Squeeze Leather Pouch .......................$32.95[List over $66}

Without pouch.....................................................................................................$29.95.

SPECIFY IF YOU WANT GIFT WRAPPING INCLUDED AT NO CHARGE.

AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2016

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NEW COWBOY PICKS

At Musikmesse last year Harry DeJong, from Sacksioni Guitars in Amsterdam, was telling me about how there are picks which should be made but which are not being made.So a bunch of us sat down around a table and tried to decide which picks are not available which should be. The result are three new unique picks, made of Buffalo Horn, which are called our COWBOY PICKS™ [thanks Karl]. Consisting of three new shapes, these picks are made with an attention to detail and are truly small works of art. These are some of the thinnest Horn picks we have ever produced!

Breezy Ridge Cowboy[tm] Picks

MESA™ has lots of pick under your thumb,with a dimple for control, with a short picking point.

CHAPARRAL™ is the compliment of the Mesa™, not quite so much under the thumb, with a dimple for control, and a longer picking point;

PALAMINO™ is the deepest of the three picks, with four drilled holes and a dimple for control, and a long point.

And, of course, all of them can be held any way you want, and good for both right and left handed players.

Breezy Ridge COWBOY™ PICKS........$10.00 each

MESA™, CHAPARRAL™, PALAMINO

 

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New Products!John Pearse® FAST TURTLES™

John Pearse® New Brass KingPins[tm]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 TURTLESare so named in honor of all the tortoises who got away safely!

They are NOW available in 5 different gauges with the addition of the EXTRA THIN [1mm!!!}to the THIN [1.2mm], MEDIUM [2.5mm w/Dimple], HEAVY [3.2mm w/Dimple] and EXTRA HEAVY [4mm w/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

Extra Thin, Thin, Medium, Heavy, Extra Heavy

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New John Pearse® Fine Leather Pouches

We have had such an incredible response to the wonderful MADE IN THE USA Leather pouches,

that we have decided to extend the line! . 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 4-1/2" X 2-3/4"........................... $9.95

Zipper Pouch MEDIUM 3-3/4" X 6""...........................$11.95

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John Pearse® Buffalo Horn Picks

 

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 ALBINO 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

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John Pearse® Bone Picks

John Pearse® Camel 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

 

 

 

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John Pearse® Coconut Shell PicksJohn 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!

 

John Pearse® Coconut Shell Dimple or Sarod Picks................$ 10.00 Each

 

 

 

 

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John Pearse® Ebony and Rosewood DIMPLE, SAROD & FLAT PICKS

 

John Pearse® Sarod PicksJohn Pearse® Sarod Picks Logo

 

 

 

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 have FLAT EBONY and FLAT ROSEWOOD picks available and a very limited quantity of DIMPLE EBONY and DIMPLE ROSEWOOD.. Use either Right or Left Handed or use them as a blank to carve your perfect pick. The DIMPLE refers to the depression on one side of the pick for your thumb.

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, DIMPLE or FLAT

NEW! The John Pearse® Rosewood Pick .............$3.00 each

SAROD, DIMPLE or FLAT

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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!

Jazz Flat Picks

John Pearse® Jazz Flat Picks

The classic teardrop shape, cut with a die from the 1920s.

 

Studio Flat Picks

 

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.

 

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John Pearse® Django® Buttons

 

John Pearse® Django® ButtonsJohn 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! Now Available with Gold Printing.

 

John Pearse® Django® Buttons............$2.00 each

 

 

 

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John Pearse® Speciality Picks

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 .......$1.50 each

 

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Prices listed are Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice!

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