The Gibson 369 is a tribute to a little shape, seen in a 1936 Gibson catalogue. A little nondescript sketchy monochrome picture, but it somehow shows balance and poise. The raised grip rhombuses, or the more modern take on these, the Meantone grip bars, are inspired by its neighbour in that catalogue, the 370…
Together, they somehow result in a vintage style plectrum that gives modern guitarists a new little tone tool that works in any material, whether modern resin, vintage galalith, Catalin, polyester or even Surfite.
Polyester is a cast thermoset resin based material, the polyester resin is cast in tubes. This material is non toxic as is suitable for a wide variety of applications, such as musical instruments, writing instruments, interior design, high end household accessories, hobby/craft, cutlery, military and bush craft knives, furniture manufacture and restoration and fashion.
As guitar plectra the polyester is slightly sticky to the touch, and warms quickly to the fingers, which makes them comfortable to hold and play. I would describe the polyester sound as mellow, warm, suggesting roll-off on the tone pot. A chill, comforting plectrum.