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Dunlop Releases the Herco Vintage '66 Series

A stash of vintage Herco picks led to the launch of the Vintage series.

Benicia, CA (March 4, 2015) -- The Herco nylon pick was the top choice of guitar players when guitar-driven music began its meteoric rise in the mid-1960s. Dunlop is bringing back that pick’s classic tone and feel with the Herco Vintage '66 Series.

After rediscovering our collection of original Herco molds and picks from the 1960s, we carefully analyzed every minute detail, from the shape of the tip to the composition of the nylon itself. This enabled us to create the Vintage ’66 Series to such exacting specification that even our pick experts were at a loss to tell them apart from the originals.

Herco Vintage ’66 Nylon Picks are available in classic Bold Gold (Light) and Hi-Yo Silver (heavy) as well as Extra Light White.

MSRP: $4.47 (Player's Pack - 6 Picks EA)

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