Re: Blue chip picks
[QUOTE] Yes, real tortoise picks are very high but that is because many people want them and there is an extremely limited quantity, so the market drives the price. [QUOTE]
Perhaps the reason that TS is so expensive is that it is illegal! The source, the Hawksbill tortoise, is on the endangered species list. You can get all the sordid details if you do a search of related threads. The BC comes as close as anything to emulating the feel and tonal response to the illegal ones, to my ears and fingers.
Gibson A Jr.