Manouche guitar picks – Black Ivory substitute (New Version)


Simply the best plectrum you’ll ever own – the biggest danger is losing it!

7 in stock


OK, I thought that I was going to stick with my Jim Dunlop Purple picks for ever – but hey it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks!

My good friend and guitar tutor Duncan Sykora lent me one of his “custom” Djangojazz guitar picks after a great evening watching Andy McKee play.  He promised me I would not be disappointed.  He was right.  3 hours after the gig I was busy placing my first order for these amazing picks.

Jokko makes each of these picks by hand in Holland.  Each pick is cut, shaped and polished by hand, and uses a proprietary material that mimics the feel, texture and sound of genuine tortoiseshell or ivory.  The picks are made of the natural protein Keratin found in the original organic materials and bound with a hardener called Ceratex. No animals have been hurt in the production of these items.

The result is sublime.

These picks are similar in size and shape to a Jim Dunlop Jazz pick, 2mm thick and have bevelled edges, polished beautifully.  The approximate dimensions are 27mm x 20mm.

The Pattern on the picks is individual to each one, and there may be some marks on the surface, residual from the manufacturing process, but each piece is a quality item, and – Yes – the price is PER PLECTRUM!

Personally I feel like my playing is more accurate and quicker, tonally the attack on each note is defined and balanced with each other note.  The thickness of the pick means that there is no “rebound” and therefore once your  picking technique is right – the sound is just awesome.

These pics are Jokko’s new style ivory – basically they’re white – which seems more like ivory to me! – this means that they have a slightly yellow tint to the material that they’re made from.


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