Having played guitar since the mid 1950\'s, I have tried and used many different types of picks from celluloid to stone and everything in between. I recently came across Zen picks and ordered some custom cut to my needs. The extreme accuracy of how they were made, the finished product, and how they felt to use, took me to another place I had not been to prior. The reaction of how the pick came off the guitar strings was the fastest I had ever felt. The tone, and feel of the pick was like nothing I had ever experienced in other materials. From my reading and speaking with Mr. Sykora, the artist who creates these incredible picks, the kirinite I decided to try will last for many years. There are a few different materials which may be chosen, so contact first will allow you to make your choice in a knowledgeable way.If you are considering trying Zen picks, you are going to be in for a real treat and an experience which will make you a believer in these picks. While the cost seems high, when compared to normal picks, remember that you won\'t need to buy picks in bags of 3 or more like the other brands sold in music stores. I used to buy my picks by the gross for many years. One or two Zen picks will last you many years and should become a part of your playing personality, just as the other gear you have chosen to use to play music is.I am starting out with four of them, and put one in each guitar case, so that I know where they will be when I need them.I am not a paid endorser, just a pro guitar player who has done session work and live playing over 64+ years. The Zen pick is my new standard, and will be used all the time. My only regret is that I did not find these picks years ago.
The presentation, attention to detail and quality of these picks is second to none! I was blown away with how much time and though Duncan puts into these. I would gladly buy again.