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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.


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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  1. The only guitar pick you will ever need 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2023

    I have been using these picks for at least 5 years. I absolutely will not use any other pick but the Bluechip pick. You get a very warm response from this pick. It is also very easy to hold on to. It will not slip in your hand when you are playing.

  2. CT55 for mando 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Feb 2023

    This pick made my playing a lot cleaner and smother sounding. I did sacrifice a little volume. Previously I was playing with a Wiggins pick. I definitely prefer this CT55 pick.

  3. the greatest picks ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jan 2023

    My wife who plays mandolin and I play guitar out in a duo most weekends. We both have been using the Blue Chip Pick for years. I love these pics. I find they help you get great tone and are much easier to hold on to than conventional picks. I only use Blue Chip picks. They are absolutely great.

  4. easy to hold 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2023

    I enjoy using the BlueChip TAD picks because I find them easy to maintain my grip while playing the mandolin and guitar.

  5. Great product, mail it in an envelope to save time and effort. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2023

    Much greener to mail it that way, and faster.

    Also, very similar to the Primetone smooth pick. Sounds better than the Primetone on some mandolins, and on others indistinguishable.

  6. Nice!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2023

    Figure out the shape and thickness that works for you and you're gonna be hooked!

  7. Made me a believer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2022

    I honestly don't write reviews, but I'm making an exception here because of your exceptional product. Like others have stated, I too struggled with the sanity of buying a $35 pick. After all, I'm not a "professional". I just like playing my mandolin for fun. I have an assortment of picks, some of which appear to be the same shape and/or thickness - "Prime----", "Golden----", "Prop---", "D--g". But curiosity got the better of me and I bought a CT55 with RH bevel for Christmas. Now I'm glad I did. I don't know how or why but this pick outshines all of the rest. I would never have believed it if I didn't try one for myself! The tone of my mandolin has never sounded so good. Also, the way this pick feels in my hand is already helping me relax both of my hands and my playing is smoother because of it. Thank you again for a great product!

  8. Should Have Bought it Sooner! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2022

    I hesitated for years after I first used a friends Blue Chip Pick at a jam and spent a lot of time and money trying to find a cheaper alternative. If I would have bought the Blue Chip sooner, it would have been a lot less aggravation and actually cheaper in the long run.

    It took me a little while to tune in the right pick but I finally found it and couldn't be more satisfied with it.

  9. Definitely my favorite pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2022

    I am a big fan of BlueChip picks and the company itself. This is the perfect thickness and bevel for me. Trust me after you try many othe
    R brands you will find BlueChip to be a great value at $35.00

  10. Every expensive, but GREAT. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Dec 2022

    As a Canadian, I ended up paying $69.09. Shipping and cross border, plus the difference in the US dollar to the Canadian added more than the actual pick cost. In saying that, I was foolish in paying that amount for one pick, BUT I am THRILLED with my Blue Chip Pick. Until you actually try one, you will never know how smoothly it slides over the string. To the delight of my family, they say that my playing is much improved. They didn't say GREAT, just IMPROVED.

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