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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,



The ntb-1.25 (sb) is stunningly gorgeous, and sounds as good as it looks. The material comes from the same manufacturer as our legendary flame series of products -- same incredible tortoise-like stone and smoothness, balanced, warm, and quiet across the strings. With speed bevels all the way around, this is one for the record books. Folks, this is the closest you will ever come playing genuine tortoise shell, I guarantee you, and I say this as someone who has played the real thing for more than forty years.  


This gorgeous blue casein color is once again a world-wide exclusive to charmed life picks. We are honored to offer it to you.  


LEAD TIME: We've never been able to catch up on demand. These are made almost entirely by hand. PLEASE allow three to four weeks from time of order.


Comes with free shipping. 






ntb-1.25 (sb) 346 Triangle Shape

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