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Noted for its warm, soft and yet glassy tones, tortoiseshell was historically the material of choice for guitar plectrums.


However, due to its popularity in many other industries, the Hawksbill Turtle, the species from which tortoiseshell products were made, was brought to the brink of extinction until a worldwide ban was rightly enacted in 1973.  


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"It's the first pick I've used that is as good as real shell. I love it!!!"

    - RALPH SCHUT (G-Runs & Roses) NL / CZ

Whilst these picks may look and feel like genuine tortoiseshell, they are in fact handmade from a synthetic material called casein - also known as galalith or milk-stone - an early plastic derived from proteins found in milk.

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Hewn from raw material into functional yet beautiful objects Synth Shell picks are boutique and bespoke, and guaranteed to elevate your playing experience by getting as close as possible to real shell.  


"They are like the Lamborghini of picks. Smooth and full of tone. I highly recommend them to anybody that plays a plectrum instrument."


Much research and testing has been done in the developing of this product and you can rest assured that nothing comes as close to replicating the organic look, feel and tone of the real thing. 


Synth Shell picks can also be custom made to almost any size, shape and thickness you might need or desire.

Just head over to SHOP to order. 

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