Purpleheart Guitar Pick


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.