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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.


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  1. Improve speed and accuracy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Dec 2015

    Noticed right away that this pick was engineered to help the musician

  2. The best. Period. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Dec 2015

    It's hard to say enough great things about BlueChip and the CT-55 in particular. I've ordered many of these picks over the past two years and have been astounded each time by the consistency and quality. If you're thinking about buying a new guitar, I would say wait and get a BlueChip first - your sound will improve dramatically for a fraction of the price!

  3. Absolutely my favorite pick! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Dec 2015

    Great pick, my #1 choice for back-up guitar in an oldtime band! The sound coming from my guitar seems 'cleaner,' with less pick noise. The pick seems to come off the string quicker and with less effort moving to the next position, so I feel as if my runs have become more complex and confident.

    The thumbpick is also an improvement over previous choices. The pick feels more secure on my thumb, and the rounded tip is a better profile for my fingerpicking style.

    Great products!

  4. Size matters 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Dec 2015

    Love the size with three beveled points. Great feel. You don't have to think about your pick, just play!

  5. Fantastic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Oct 2015

    The CT55 Blue Chip pick is the best pick I've ever owned. It provides excellent playability in fast picking, and strumming. Also it gives an amazing tone on any instrument.

  6. Don't know why. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Oct 2015

    I pretty sure I am not smart enough or talented enough to understand why, but the darn pick is the best I have ever used.

  7. even better than the hype 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Oct 2015

    I bought my first CT-55 over 4 years ago, and have used it almost every day since. I finally detected minute signs of wear and ordered a back-up recently, but the original still serves me well, especially after re-beveling. Every good thing you hear about this pick is true: miraculously clings to the fingers without feeling sticky, glides effortlessly over the strings, allows an unprecedented degree of control with a minimum of intrusiveness. I have become a Blue Chip evangelist as well as a Blue Chip user.

  8. Sticky thumb 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Sep 2015

    It's as though the bluechip is stuck to my thumb and that couldn't be better for my growth and development as a mandolinist. My accuracy and tone aren't half as good when I use something other than my CT55.

  9. As good as it gets 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Sep 2015

    The Chris Thile Blue chip pick is a cracker. It's easy to hold, doesn't slip, fast as hell and toneful (is there such a word?). I love it and recommend it to all. It isn't going to help you play like Chris but it just may help you play like you're meant to.

  10. Pick didn't work out, but Blue Chip Customer Service RULES!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Sep 2015

    So, I decided to give this pick a try and it just ended up being a bit too big and a bit too heavy for me. But, I was able to get the right Blue Chip pick quickly and easily with zero hassle....thanks Blue Chip!

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