Flamed Maple/Purpleheart Guitar Pick


A combination of the two of our most beautiful options.  Our combination picks include a contrasting stripe down the middle of the pick.

Flamed Maple (Curly Maple, Ripple Maple, Fiddleback, Tiger Stripe Maple), Acer Saccharum

Flamed maple is a variety of sugar maple in which the growth of the wood fibers is distorted in an undulating chatoyant pattern producing wavy lines known as "flames."  This effect is often mistakenly said to be part of the grain of the wood but is more accurately called "figure," as the distortion is perpendicular to the grain direction.

Purpleheart, Peltogyne

Purpleheart, also commonly known as amendoim or amaranth, is native to tropical regions of Central and South America, where it grows in tropical rainforests.  Native to Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname, Purpleheart was once harvested illegally and was considered endangered.  Recent efforts to sustainably harvest this lumber have resulted in a resurgence of popularity.

Sound and Feel:

Direct, transparent, bright and warm sound.  Provides a faster, more precise attack than regular picks. Finished with Danish Oil, which dampens usually more present highs from the woods slightly, so the sound is slightly closer to usual picks than totally untreated wood or the open-pore finished picks. 

Stiffness Profile:

Similar to a 1.00mm pick, which is considered a heavy gauge pick.  At this thickness it's ideal for flatpicking, soloing, and strumming.

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