DELTA, B.C., January 19, 2012 – Graph Tech Guitar Labs, the world’s largest guitar nut and saddle manufacturer is excited to announce the launch of their much anticipated product, TUSQ Picks at NAMM 2012.
“Guitarists understand that every component of a guitar that is chosen brings out certain characteristics, from the wood, to the frets, to the nuts and saddles and the strings, creating their sound and their tone. Picks are an important link in the tone and how you actually play, ” says Dave Dunwoodie, President, Graph Tech. There are not a lot of times something comes along in a pick that is truly different, but this is one of those times. The tone, the feel, stiffness, the weight, the thinness, the articulation is unlike anything out on the market now. It is truly something you just have to try,” says Dunwoodie.
TUSQ Picks are made of the same highly resonant TUSQ man made ivory material found in Graph Tech’s renown TUSQ nuts, saddles and bridge pins. Featuring the same traits, TUSQ Picks impart harmonic content right from the first attack.
Harmonically rich, lightweight and durable, TUSQ picks generate great tone and extend the subtle nuances in picking styles and attack.
“We’ve had guitar manufacturers, artists and fans ask us for years when we would design and produce a TUSQ pick. Even with the number of large R&D projects happening at the Graph Tech, we knew this was something that was not only logical in the evolution and development of our brand, but more importantly, something that our customers really wanted to see happen,” says Dunwoodie.
The initial launch of TUSQ picks at the winter NAMM show will have three flexes available and available in packs of 6 with more sizes to come.
About Graph Tech Guitar Labs
Founded in 1983 by President Dave Dunwoodie, Graph Tech Guitar Labs manufactures more guitar nuts and saddles than any other company in the world. Focused on innovations to improve guitar tone and vibration for optimal performance, Graph Tech is the maker of TUSQ® and Black TUSQ® XL man-made ivory, String Saver™ saddles, String Saver™ Classics steel saddles, ResoMax™ Harmonic Bridge System and ghost® Modular Pickup Systems. The world’s leading retailers, luthiers, and guitar manufacturers choose Graph Tech products including: Carvin, Fender, Gibson, Godin, Hagstrom, Ibanez, Jay Turser, Lag, Larrivee, Martin Guitars, Ovation, Peavey, Samick, Schecter, Taylor Guitars, and Yamaha Custom Shop. For more information, visit www.graphtech.com or call 604-940-5353.