Handmade in France by noted luthier Vladimir Muzic. Unusually warm sounding, yielding a beautiful tone from even the brashest of instruments. The bevel is exceptionally well cut and the thumb indentation allows the pick to be held with little effort. 2mm thick.
This is a very nice pick to play with. Not as warm sounding as I was expecting but on the upside it's also louder than a warmer sounding pick, with those you usually sacrifice some volume. It's really comfortable in hand. Doesn't slip around. Bevel is perfect. It glides off the strings without a hint of scratchiness. There's some pick noise, you get some tick-tick if you hit the pick against the strings without sounding a note, but much less than thicker picks. Because of the pick noise I personally think that 2mm is the optimal thickness. You get the volume and good projection but without the artifacts of a thicker pick. It's more expensive than some other hand made Gypsy jazz picks but not unreasonably so. When you see how labor intensive process it is to make a similar pick (there's a YouTube with Jokko making his) you realize that these guys aren't making a fortune with them. I assume Vladimir isn't that different. I've bought picks that I ended up not using after a trial period but I don't think this one is going to end up in a drawer. It's going to be the one go to when I want a slightly brighter tone from my guitar.
Submitted by: Buco on 10/12/2017 05:40:04 PM