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January 1, 2024: We have switched all our products to offering only right-handed speed bevels. This is the industry standard, and customization really slows down our processes. If you prefer any customized options, please see our note and pricing in the checkout box.


Long story.  The short version is this. We found a couple of sheets of this stunning material way back in 2016 and bought every sheet we could find. Then we ran out and couldn't find any more. 


We spent more than three years scouring the planet for more and couldn't find any. Finally, in 2022, we struck paydirt. We found a few more sheets halfway around the world and DHL'd them directly to us here in California. I doubt we'll find any more. 


These particularly models are (still) mostly fabricated mostly by hand, much to our chaigrin, so please allow approximately three weeks for your picks to ship. Thank You!


I must say one more thing. Everyone in the boutique world says their picks "sound like tortoise shell." Well, they can't ALL sound like genuine TS, can they? I bought the last TS picks from McCabes Guitars in 1977, after CITES went into effect. That's  more than 45 years ago, folks. I've been playing TS picks longer than most of my competitors have been alive. And guess what? These really DO sound like tortoise shell picks. I'll stake my reputation on it.   


This pick comes with FREE SHIPPING to your door.


Thanks for looking,



Welcome to the wonderful but slightly bizarre world of casein. If you've never played this amazing material (but have heard about it), you're in for a real treat. When I started Charmed Life I had no plans for anything other than the brown series. Then I played casein and my world changed.


Reminiscent of genuine tortoise shell (now highly illegal), casein is noted for its tonal warmth, balance, detail and quietness across the strings. As a player of TS for over forty years, I can tell you that this is the closest thing I've found in more than four decades of searching. 


The nf-1.15 is a classic 351 teardrop shape at 1.15 mm thickness (plus or minus about .05 mm, due to hand finishing and polishing). And it's pretty too. 




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