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This purchase includes $10.00 donation to sea turtle preservation organizations, plus free shipping.


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,



Here's a recent thread on Acoustic Guitar Forum begun by one of the first ten to receive this model:


This purchase receives FREE SHIPPING.


This pick, the first model in our sea turtle preservation series, an ongoing effort by Charmed Life Picks to contribute to the preservation and rescue of the Hawksbill Sea Turtle, is a 1.0 mm standard 351 brown series polyimde teardrop. Hawksbill Sea Turtles have been killed for millennia for their beautiful "tortoise shell" material, which also happens to make a great guitar pick. Of the seven extant sea turtle species, the Hawksill is by far the most severely endangered. They are still being poached, slaughtered and harvested around the globe.


We wanted to take a leadership position in the industry on this issue, to be the first pick companyn to attack this crisis head-on and to protect these remarkable reptiles. We plan over time to raise thousands of dollars for sea turtle preservation.


This pick costs $50.00, which includes free shipping. Ten dollars from every sale is being donated directly by CLP to sea turtle preservation orgs (a list, with links, will soon be available on our homepage).


Current Lead Times: We're currently running three to four weeks from the time you place your order to shipment. 


Speed Bevels: Upon request, we're happy to offer speed bevels on this model for free. We will need a little extra time to do that, as we're still doing them by hand.


Thanks for supporting this effort. It means so much to us. 







Sea Turtle Fundraiser 1.0 mm polyimide teardrop

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