We no longer accept prepaid orders. This practice led us into a very severe back log situation which took 6 months to clear. Instead, we are going to make select picks and sell them once they are ready to ship.
Our newest style - a big, fat round pick for a big fat round tone! The HOT DOT! If you like your "Gypsy Jazz" tone to be as "round" as you can get it, then this is your new pick. Already known for our superior Gypsy Jazz picks, Red Bear introduces the HOT DOT. It will be sure to please even the most discerning Gypsy picker in his or her quest for the roundest, fattest, hottest tone available. With your Red Bear picks, you already OWN your TONE. Now you can OWN your HOT TONE too!
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.