Wooden picks


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Description and Features

Wooden picks are completely natural handcrafted products. Each pick carries with it the unique nuances of the tree from which it originates. For their creation, I selected only the best parts of the wood in order to ensure the picks the right sturdiness.

Wooden picks are alive to the touch and have a raw grip emphasized by the grain of the wood. Each pick also has an incision on the surface that acts as a solid grip.

These picks are available in different essences: each one has a completely unique color, scent, and tone. The color comes solely from the wood from which the pick derives: no coloring treatments are carried out on the wood, but only careful craftsmanship.

Pro tip: The sound of wooden picks is warm and full. The wood gives the notes a captivating and personal sound, and it’s capable of emphasizing especially jazz and blues melodies. If you want to know more about the sound differences of each material, in this guide you will find more information on characteristics such as picks’ hardness and resistance and videos of expert musicians testing their acoustic nuances.

Ilaria's advice: wood is a natural fiber, and for this reason the picks made with this material wear out more easily than the others. This is why wooden picks require greater attention in their use and are not recommended for prolonged and intensive sessions, like when studying or practicing. Better to preserve them for recording sessions and live performances, or for every situation in which you need to bring out the body of the notes through this wonderful material.

Wooden picks, like all Devilpicks’ creations, are handcrafted and made entirely by hand: this means that each pick is unique and unrepeatable. If you would like custom engravings (such as your name or your band logo), please contact me via the form you can find at the end of the page.

Here are described the characteristics of every essence available:

Ebony picks

Ebony is one of the hardest and darkest essences. It is the same wood that is often used to make the keyboards of guitars. It is a very resistant wood, the shades of which vary from very dark brown to black. The sound of ebony picks is warm and full-bodied and ideal to obtain a round and cohesive sound.

Amaranth picks

The peculiarity of amaranth picks is its completely natural purple color, which can vary a lot according to the shades of the original wood. To the touch, it feels like a resistant and compact material. The sound of amaranth picks is warm, although slightly less than ebony.

Zebrano picks

As the name suggests, this wood has a light texture with very dark lines. For this reason, picks made from zebrano wood carry a unique and elegant texture.

Maple Picks

Maple picks are created from the remains of the precious wood with which violins are created. Maple is a very light, almost white wood, which can have different textures: in fact, we speak of flamed, marbled, and eyed maple, based on the design that can be glimpsed in the veins of the tree of origin. In the range of wooden picks, maple picks are the ones that have the greatest softness to the touch.

Bois de Rose picks

Bois the rose is the finest wood of the selection. It has a sophisticated, very light color with pink shades. Compared to other essences, it gives melodies a clearer sound and is capable of broadening their spectrum.

Boxwood picks

Boxwood is a wood with a vaguely yellowish color. Music played with picks made with this wood gains a clear and very warm sound.

Rosewood picks

Rosewood picks have a dark brown color, but the incredible variety of shades of the original wood means that each pick is different from the other. Tonally and visually similar to ebony picks, rosewood picks are distinguished by the vaguely purple shade of brown.

Padouk picks

This reddish-colored wood changes color according to the degree of oxidation. Padouk picks have an almost bronze appearance that makes the incisions made on their surface delicate and discreet.