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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. WOW!!!!!!!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Oct 2021

    It's just a piece of plastic. You twang phosphor bronze strings with it.
    And the sound is INCREDIBLE!!!!!! Really warm. Even more so than my D'Addario Chris Thille pick.

  2. Great for acoustic and bluegrass 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Oct 2021

    Great bevel. Smooth. Plays very well especially on lead. Slight downside on rhythm because he sound of the pick is audible. But a great pick!

  3. Favorite on guitar 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Oct 2021

    ordered this originally for mandolin but it has now become a favorite for playing bluegrass and country acoustic guitar on HD-28 as well as mahogany player.

  4. the perfect tool 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Oct 2021

    Mainly using this for acoustic playing and I love the feel and tone it produces. The CT model gives a firm grip and perfect attack, meanwhile smooth and soft touch.

    Also using this for mandolin playing and it's equally good for that.

  5. Very happy with this pick! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2021

    I was watching a picking technique video by Zane Banks on youtube who said he really liked this pick. When I saw how much one pick cost, I was a bit reluctant, but thought I would give it a go only because he also mentioned that this pick lasts as long as a few packs of regular picks. The pick is very solid and is also very smooth. It does glide over the string quite nicely. And as others mentioned, it is smooth but not slippery. Having such a rigid pick did take a little getting used to, but now that I've been playing with the pick for a few weeks I don't know if I would want to go back to regular picks! The only trick with these picks is to make sure you don't misplace it somehow.

  6. Really is better! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Sep 2021

    This is my new favorite pick! It has both the best tone and feel of any in my large pick collection. The grip is much better than other picks which allows for looser hold and more touch. The tone is big and round but with definition that other "premium" brands come with.

  7. Perfect Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2021

    Could this be the Elusive Pick of Destiny ?
    Yes, yes it could !
    I love the way it seems to “skate” across my strings, beautifully.
    Tone is more than I’d imagined.
    I love it

  8. I'm a beginner and this pick is awesome! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jul 2021

    I received this pick as a father's day present. I have been playing for about 3 to 4 months. I really feel that the pick is part of process. The CT55 gives me a smooth sound on the strings, and I don't seem to get that 'pick noise'. It also seems smoother playing faster (not that I am a speed demon yet, lol).
    I would recommend this pick 100%

  9. Great Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jul 2021

    I am using this on my A model Mandolin. It lived up to the other glowing reviews. It seems to have have more clarity and power to drive the strings. Fairy bright sounding but easy to control dynamic range. I had been trying most of the popular picks and this one is my favorite. I had a hard time pulling the trigger on a $35 dollar pick, but glad I did!

  10. CT55 best for mando! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jul 2021

    I have been a BlueChip pick user for a while now and will continue. Good company.

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