Tortoise Tone flat picks are made by hand from legally sourced Red Eared Slider turtle shell. This is an exclusive product world wide, as far as we know. Tortoise Tone is the first alternative to traditional tortoise shell (Hawksbill turtle shell) picks that delivers comparable sound production, because it is NOT imitation turtle shell. There is one similar product we have seen which is made from 2 layers of shell epoxied together. We feel this will not result in a durable pick, and our picks are made from a single piece of shell. This product has been selling steadily on eBay for six months, and we have just taken the step of launching our own website in conjunction with our appearance in Guitar Player magazine. This is a true "feel good" product, as our sales help (in a small way!) to minimize illegal poaching of marine turtles for their shells.
The sound quality and "feel" of our picks are amazing. 100% happy customers so far, and there are dozens...try one and see! Money back if not satisfied. Buy one at www.tortoisetone.com