I am a veteran string musician but had never picked up an Oud plectrum before but I was very impressed by this ones versatility and quality. My first impression was the look of the plectrum that I received in it’s own separate zip bag. The finish looks like swirling liquid metal. The images online show the classic tortoise shell look but the description indicates the style varies. I was really happy with this being a bit different. After consulting a resource on proper techniques for holding the plectrum I found that this may actually be an ideal pick to try for my other string instruments. The length and flexibility give one playing options and versatility unlike others I have tried. Pyramid is well known for their excellent strings, give their plectrums a try on your string instruments. It’s a small investment that could change improve your playing.