Tortex Picks are highly durable with great memory and just the right amount of flexibility for a snappy, fluid attack that’s bright and crisp. Whether you’re playing searing electric leads or strumming acoustic passages, the appeal of Tortex as a sonic paintbrush is universal.
The Long Story
First released in 1981, Tortex Picks were originally intended to be a high quality replacement for tortoiseshell. Jim Dunlop’s trail blazing creation became so much more than that, however, establishing its own identity and becoming the new standard by which all other picks are judged.
Building on the precision, consistency, and colour coded gauge system he introduced with Nylon Picks, Jim resolved to create a pick with a bright and snappy attack, superior memory and durability, and an improved grip. He chose Delrin as his base material and then spent more than a year developing a special treatment process to draw out its full potential. This treatment process is what sets Tortex Picks apart from all others, providing their unique grip-enhancing matte surface and aggressive attack. Finally, Jim expanded on his previous picks’ colour coded gauge system to create the bright and timeless palette that has become an industry standard. Because we stick to Jim’s original formula, Tortex Picks remain our bestselling pick line. And we still make them at the Dunlop HQ in Benicia, California.
With Tortex, Jim Dunlop launched a revolution, and the world of picks has never been the same. The turtle logo is instantly recognizable, and the vibrant Tortex palette has become a gauging shorthand for guitar players. Go into any music store and ask for Green or Yellow Picks-chances are, you’ll be shown a pack of Tortex 0.88mm or 0.73mm Picks. Countless musicians across the world, representing every genre and playing style, have chosen Tortex Picks to help them do what they love.
Dispatch, Delivery & Returns
At Original Artisan, we take great care ensuring the goods you purchase on this site reach you in good condition and as quickly as possible.
Our aim is to provide the best service we possibly can for all our customers which is why we provide FREE priority shipping on all UK Mainland orders, fast dispatch and delivery and 100% satisfaction moneyback guarantees.
Please view our shipping information pages and guarantee & returns pages for further details.
UK Mainland Shipping – FAST & FREE
Smaller Items – Strings & Musical Accessories
- FREE Royal Mail 1st Class & RM24 shipping for all UK orders
- Same day dispatch on orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday & 11.30pm Saturday
- Royal Mail aim to deliver most 1st Class & RM24 letters & parcels within 1 – 2 working days
- Royal Mail Special Delivery Service available at checkout
Larger Items – Amps, Guitars & Ukuleles
- FREE Express Courier shipping via UPS, DPD & Parcel Force
- Same day dispatch on orders received before 12pm requiring courier delivery
- Most couriers aim to deliver the next working day after posting or within 1 to 2 working days for certain services
Please note that at times of year where excessive strain is placed on delivery services such as Christmas, New Year, bank holidays and periods whereby unforeseen weather conditions or restrictions arise due to Coronavirus concerns, delivery times can vary.
Scottish Highlands, UK Islands, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland & Remote Areas
Free Royal Mail 1st Class & RM24 shipping is available for most smaller items, strings & musical accessories
Charges are applicable for larger items, amps, guitars and larger sized ukuleles.
Please view our shipping information pages and guarantee & returns pages for details.
Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic, international shipping has been temporarily suspended. We hope to be resuming our international shipments as soon as possible but at the moment we are only processing UK orders. Please see our shipping page for exceptions.
All items are sent with adequate postage insurance.
Customer Guarantees & Returns
Original Artisan operates a fair and open returns policy.
If for any reason the buyer is dissatisfied with the product, then the item may be returned within 14 days of receipt for a full refund, provided the product is returned unused and in it’s original packaging and condition.
If you need to return your item for any reason, please contact us either by phone, email or using our contact form and we will be happy to assist and discuss options to help resolve your issue or instigate your return as quickly as possible.
Please see our guarantee and returns page for more details.
Payments & Security
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Customers can be assured their payment details remain 100% safe at all times and our SSL (Secure Socket Layer Technology) ensures that all sensitive data sent between users and sites, as well as payment and processing systems is safeguarded using complex encryption algorithms to scramble data in transit.
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