Vintage German Rubber Gotz's Biggest Mandolin Guitar Pick - Over 50 Years Old For Sale
Here is a rare Gotz Vintage Rubber Mandolin* Pick. aka: Vulcan Rubber, This is the largest of 3 mandolin Sizes the company offered (sale is for Size "A" in the Guide)The Gotz company is located in what was East Germany and they've been in business since 1884. They've offered picks going back to at least the 1920's and a copy of a 1960 catalog page given to me by Klaus, grandson of the founder, shows this pick for sale. This type of rubber pick was only produced in Germany and they are apparently difficult to make. Steve Ball went through great expense trying to have them produced for King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp only to conclude that while worthy, still lacked the same level of quality of the German picks. If your a mandolinist, this might be worth giving a try. Given its history it ranks well among collectable vintage pieces. esp. under the category of Foreign Made and/or Exotic Materials pieces. Also worthy of note is the imbedded corrugated grip. * this shape was often marketed as a mandolin pick but is of course usable on any instrument requiring the use of a plectrum.Specs: 1-11/16" Long, 7/8" Max Width, .88mm approx Gauge, Medium FlexibilitySelect "See Other Items" in the upper right hand corner
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Vintage German Rubber Gotz's Biggest Mandolin Guitar Pick - Over 50 Years Old: $10