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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,



PLEASE NOTE: Due to overwhelming demand, this model currently has a two-three week lead time from placement of order. Sorry we can't move faster. We're a small shop dedicated to the highest possible quality.  


The nt triangle models offer superb warmth, balance, and tortoise-like tone. This is the "tone-chaser's" material of choice. If, like me, you've spent decades searching for a legal replacement for your genuine TS pick, you just found it. I searched for forty years unit I found this stuff. These just don't come back. They're THAT good. 


This model is 1.40 mm (.055") thick, with added holes for grip.


IMPORTANT NOTE ON THICKNESS: This is the most difficult material in the pick industry to deal with. Most people won't even mess with it. Why me? I do it because I didn't start Charmed Life to create a business; I started CLP to make picks for myself and it BECAME a business. I totally backed into this thing. I was making picks for myself and my buddies began asking me to make one for them, then another, then their buddies -- and good God, I turn around and I'm in the guitar pick business. I had NO plans to do this. None. Somebody rescue me. So I make casein picks because I LOVE them, not so you'll buy them. But because l'm such a fricking perfectionist, we now make the best casein picks in the industry.


Okay, back to the thickness thing. On this model, we aim for thickness in the range of 1.30 - 1.45 mm. We feel lucky if we're inside those numbers. It's IMPOSSIBLE to polish and often needs to be resanded just when you thought you were done. It also shows the tiniest micro-scratches that I usually see but YOU don't. Again, the perfection thing. I drive myself crazy. And yes, I'm long-winded too. 


As with all our products, it's precision machined, cut and finished, then hand tested in our 100% quality control department before leaving our building.  


Please Note: FREE SHIPPING on this item! When comparing this product to other vendors,please remember that we ALWAYS pay for shipping right to your door. Others charge as much as $5.00 extra for shipping and handling. Never at CLP. 


nt-1.4 mm tortoise casein

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