Quality matters.

I am a carpenter, a luthier, a musician, a guitar technician, and a perfectionist. When it comes to woodworking and music, quality matters to me. Details matter.

Each plectrum is shaped and sanded by hand and finished with a high quality oil varnish that will protect the wood from wear, dirt, and sweat. These picks—though nice to look at—aren't just for show. They're meant for playing. They're made by a musician for fellow musicians who are serious about their sound and know what they want, and for those still searching for their sound. This is also why my picks are a far better gift for a guitarist or a bass player than other wooden picks that are primarily made to be used as a necklace; my picks are specifically designed for playing!

The material, size and shape of the guitar pick you're using has as much—if not more—of an effect on the sound as the pickups and the amp, not to mention the huge effect it has on playing comfort. We all have different hands and different ways of holding the pick, so I think it's very important to spend some time finding the pick that feels the most comfortable to you.

I started making wooden guitar picks back in 2013 because the picks I wanted to use didn't exist. I had tried the wooden guitar picks that were available, but I wasn't impressed by the quality and didn't find any Jazz III-shaped picks, so I started making my own.
 
Again, quality matters to me. It's something I feel strongly about. I can't bring myself to sell a hastily-made, poor quality product. I think it's dishonest. So, when I started looking into what other options were available when it comes to wooden guitar picks, I was genuinely shocked by the obvious disregard for quality standards. The thickness of the picks had not been considered at all (so they are likely to break), the were only roughly and inconsistently shaped using a belt sander, they had no protective finish on them... The picks were, from my point of view, unfinished; the process of these pick manufacturers stops when my process is only halfway through. Considering the price of some of those wooden picks and their deceitful marketing, it didn't seem fair to me.

I love wooden picks and think that all guitarists and bassists should at least try them. It really bothered me to think that people's first experience of wooden picks would probably be something that is poorly made and overpriced. If your first wooden guitar pick breaks when you're playing or feels uncomfortable, you're probably not going to try another one, and it's perfectly understandable! I always make sure every pick I sell is up to my own high standards because I want you to get the best guitar picks in the world to help shape your sound.     

Because I want to believe that quality still matters.