The CT55 is a pick custom designed by Chris Thile for his personal use. It is very similar in size and shape to our TAD line of picks. However it is only manufactured in 55/1000 of an inch(1.4mm) thickness and has a custom bevel per his specifications. This is the exact pick that Chris Thile is currently using. See his thoughts on this pick on our users page.
Quarters, Nickels and Dimes, if included in the pictures, are for size reference only. They are not etched on the picks or included with the sale. To use this reference, please place a coin on your current non-Bluechip pick and then compare to the pictures of our picks with coins on top of them. This will help you choose the pick that is closest to your current favorite size and shape.
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Posted by Mark D. on 8th Apr 2013
I hope more players find the Blue Chip Pick site. I had never heard of them until a month ago after I read an article from someone that won a BC pick as a door prize and continued to rave on about it. I would have punted on the whole idea of spending $35 on a guitar pick until I read a review reminding us how much fiddlers pay for a good bow. I knew what he was talking about. 30 years ago I paid $350 for a bow!
My point? Basically, ignore the price and start playing better than you ever thought possible. You will most certainly be better now and get improve faster than you ever thought possible.
I'm a Chris Thile fan so I settled on the CT55. I can't imagine anything better. It's fast and accurate. Stick with it for a few days and you will know what I mean.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Apr 2013
This pick answered all questions that you could ask of a pick. Now I just have to keep up with it.
Posted by Mike on 21st Mar 2013
The sound is the closest thing to a real tortise i have found, yet actually plays smoother with less drag on the strings. Well worth the price.
Posted by Ray on 14th Mar 2013
Recently purchased the CT55 to use with mandolin. This pick feels great in the hand. Plenty large enough and is the right amount of stiffness for me. Pick bites well with no string noise. So many of the other mandolin picks are just to thick for my taste. This one is a winner.
Posted by Brett on 28th Feb 2013
I recently took up mandolin, and have been playing at church. I have played guitar and bass for years, but am new to this instrument. I had trouble with the picks I was used to, shifting in my hand, dropping them, etc. Bought this pick because I love Chris Thile's music, honestly.
Have already used it in a worship service, and have to say it was amazing. I love it.
I just know if I lose it (heaven forbid), I would definitely get another.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Feb 2013
Used a lot of different picks. This one tops them all...feel, tone, and string delivery slide. Expensive. Yes. Worth it? Yes. Will be purchasing back ups...just in case
Posted by STEVE on 21st Feb 2013
SIMPLY AMAZING. TRY 1 AND YOU'LL BE HOOKED. I HAD A BUDDY OF MINE TELLING ME FOR OVER 2 YEARS. I FINALLY SPENT THE CASH AND WISH I HAD DONE IT YEARS AGO.
Posted by Nappy Chin on 14th Feb 2013
My son talked me out of my first CT 55, believe me, he is the only one I would have given it up to. I haved used tortoise shell for the last 30+ years but I prefer the smoothness of the Blue Chip on the strings and the consistency of the edges.
Posted by Richard on 7th Feb 2013
If you only ever buy one more pick, it needs to be this one. I wouldn't have believed the sound and playability difference it could make for me. Crisp clean sounds on open and fretted notes alike and seems to make my playing easier. Pray I never lose it and many thanks to the Goins.
Posted by aljosha on 31st Jan 2013
I used to have several different picks for my guitars that seemd to work best, each with a different one
now I was looking for a mandopick on the web as I had tested everysingleone that I could lay may hands on
never got quiet happy - this thing changed it all...
probably will be my number one guitar plec from now on, too
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