No stock photos here... *The pick shown is the actual pick you will receive, both sides of the pick are shown.* This premium guitar pick is made from domestic hardwood, that of a California grown plum tree, a beautiful, dense & durable hardwood. This pick can also be used as a pendant if so desired, with a hole drilled at the top. This handcrafted premium guitar pick was shaped & sanded independently, it features a concave thumb groove on each side to ensure a firm grip, & to also give the pick an incredible feel of control, this pick measures approx. 1-5/16” or 33 mm long X 1-1/16" or 27 mm wide, it is about 3 mm thick at the thickest part of the pick, but it feels & plays much thinner due to the thumb grooves on each side, the pick tapers down to a thickness of about 1 mm at the tip, & was designed with the guitarist in mind for total comfort & play-ability, this pick is treated with a special oil blend, for lasting protection I let the pick soak in the oil to ensure that the pick is deeply penetrated, I then apply a natural bees wax paste & hand rub it for added protection, & if you perspire or moisten your fingertips, it will actually improve your grip. You will also notice that this pick has a small worm hole on the edge of one side of the pick, the log that I got this piece from was loaded with tiny worm holes, & one of them happened to find it's way onto this pick, which I think it adds a bit of character to the pick. For some guitaists it may take a while to get used to playing with a wooden pick, but every guitar player that I know, simply can't live without their hardwood guitar picks. They also make excellent gifts! Thanks for looking!
About the wood used...
I do not know the actual genus of the plum tree wood that was used, but the tree which is no longer living, is in my own back yard, It was a big tree that I partially cut up for firewood, the wood was seasoned for over three years now, and will make some nice stock for more guitar picks, and some tasty bar-b-que!