Due to overwhelming requests, Red Bear will begin taking open orders in the shopping cart in the next week or two. In order to keep a manageable production time, there will be reasonable limitations on colors and quantities with an initial turnaround time of two to four weeks. We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support!
DO NOT EMAIL ORDERS TO US!!! When we are ready to start accepting orders, you will be able to place your order in the online store. Until that time, we are opening at approximately 4pm Pacific time to sell picks that we have already made.
Our newest colors
. . . All of the Red Bear picks were very, very, impressive with both acoustic and electric guitars . . .
. . . in terms of which come closest to feeling, sounding, and responding like genuine turtle shell picks, the Red Bears have the edge . . .
Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player Magazine
Red Bear Trading has been making fine hand-crafted guitar picks since 2003.
Our picks have become world-renowned for the feel, tone and performance they offer. Play faster and more accurately than with any other guitar pick.
Our Red Bear Original line of flat picks provide smooth string attack and release - literally gliding off the strings without effort.
Traditional Bluegrass pickers, Jazz and Gypsy Jazz players, Blues players, Country Style Chicken-Pickers, Weekend Strummers, Rockers and New-Age Shredders agree, our picks are there, creating the best tone available.
Our picks are simply the best guitar picks available today.
Red Bear Originals
Play the pick that other pick makers use as a comparison and DO NOT be fooled by the imitators. Red Bear Original Picks are THE CLOSEST to REAL TURTLE SHELL you can get - PERIOD. And the best part is that no turtles are killed to make our picks.
Our Original material is a polymerized animal protein (note: no animals are harmed in any way) that has many of the same physical properties as real turtle shell which makes it ideal for guitar picks. You could look at it as cultured turtle-shell. Many people who have tried picks made from this material cannot tell them apart from the real thing. Red Bear Trading Company is the sole manufacturer of these picks.
Although the Turtle Shell Color is traditional we offer the Red Bear Original Picks in several colors - Black Onyx, Zebra Onyx and our newest colors as noted above. We also have other colors from time to time.
Red Bear Tuff-Tones
These picks are a less expensive alternative to our standard line. They still deliver great tone while possessing unbeatable strength and warp-resistance. While not as many options are available in the Tuff-Tone material, they're still superior to any plastic pick on the market.
This material is offered in a buff color and in three gauges which are specific to the Tuff-Tone line: Medium (1.25mm), Heavy (1.65mm) and Extra-Heavy (2.75mm).