NEWS: Jim Dunlop’s mega Tortex 30th anniversary giveaway

That little Jim Dunlop Tortex tortoise has probably been used on more power chords, pentatonic licks, earth-shattering riffs and tenderly strummed campfire interludes than any other amphibian. Tortoises are famously long-lived, and this one is celebrating its 30th birthday. As far as guitar picks go, that’s a pretty impressive milestone, but it has a long way to go to catch up to Harriet.


Dunlop Tortex Picks Celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary with a Ten Year Supply of Picks and a $1,000 Shopping Spree on

Dunlop’s Tortex pick has hit its 30th anniversary, created in 1981 and since becoming the #1 selling pick in the world and the pick of choice for the top guitarists and bass players in the world, such as Slash, Tony Iommi, Jerry Cantrell, Duff McKagan, Jim Root, Mick Mars, Billy Corgan, Paul Gilbert, Dave Mustaine, John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Dave Grohl and Ben Harper.
We’re celebrating 30 years of Tortex with a contest to keep your pick supply well-stocked. All you have to do is show us your love for Tortex with a pic of your Tortex pick wherever and however you want to shoot it. Each photo submission will be voted on by Dunlop’s Facebook fans, and the photo with the most votes earns its photographer a ten year supply of Tortex picks and a $1,000 shopping spree at Just hop onto to enter.

Not sure which Tortex pick is right for you? Check out our article “It’s More Than a Pick: Tortex” on the blog.