Pick Choice

Not sure what pick is right for you? – we can help!

Every single Hawk pick is unique. Each one is individually handmade, sanded and polished, giving you the power of perfect tone right in your hands.

Hawk picks are extremely similar to real turtle shell in sound and feel giving you an unparalleled playing experience with rich, warm tone.

Unlike “scratchy-sounding” acrylic picks, Hawk picks give you smooth, dynamic and accurate picking, coupled with low string friction, resulting in greater control and increased speed.

We make picks in lots of different shapes and sizes. Some will be very  familiar, whilst others are unique to Hawk.

Our most popular plectrums include the ToneBird1 which is similar to a standard Fender 351 shape. The ToneBird4 is not unlike the Dunlop Jazz III XL, and our ToneBird6 is equivalent to the Dunlop Stubby.


Our bevels help you play more accurately and can increase speed too. We offer three types of edge bevel; standard, right and left. The bevels mimic the play wear that you get with regular usage of the pick.

Standard Bevel

Standard Bevel has a rounded, uniform edge all the way round the pick and allows for a smooth playing style. The pick can be used straight onto or at an angle to the strings with great results.

Custom Right Bevel

Choose this option if you angle the front face of the pick towards the headstock – our most popular option and it’s how most right handed players hold their picks.

Custom Left Bevel

Choose this option if you angle the front face of the pick away from the headstock – Most left handed players order this option.

Pick with standard bevel

Standard Bevel example

Pick with right bevel

Right Bevel example

Pick with left bevel

Left Bevel example


Hawk picks come in gauges of 1.2mm, 1.4mm, 1.6mm, 2mm and 3mm. We do make thicker picks, so just ask if you want something a little more customised. Unlike most other pick companies all of our production picks are the same price no matter what thickness, size or material colour options you choose!

We hand sand our materials to yield the correct thickness for our picks. As it’s not a scientific process we always allow a very small tolerance either side of the required gauge.


We offer grip holes with some of our picks. Although our material is naturally grippy many players have asked for this feature. Grips give you added control over the pick, wherever and whenever you need it.


Hawk picks are made from our exclusive ToneBird material so you are always guaranteed superb tone and control. We have a range of beautiful colours available including Tortoise shell, Abalone and Ivory. Please check back often as we have new colours arriving as well as special custom runs.