Mother of pearl guitar picks evolved from the agate/Brasília stone picks and were first manufactured under the Mind Pick name. These were initially too large in size and unwieldy. Pat Martino used a stone pick on some of his classic albums in the 1970s which enabled his ultra fast nonstop sixteenth note runs.
Mother of Pearl picks have a similar tone and allow even greater great speed and picking dexterity allowing a player to produce unlimited harmonics at high speed. The pick edge of a mother of pearl pick will evolve into each guitar player’s natural picking pattern as they are used. The back rounded edge also allows great ultra fast picking for jazz players, improved chicken picking for country players and flawless sweep picking for rock and metal guitarists. Pearl picks come in white, gold white and black mother of pearl. The white and gold white pearl picks from Philippine shell are the most durable and quickly adapt in shape to a players picking style.