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Product Description

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. best pick ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Nov 2019

    Great sound, and tremolo

  2. Best Mandolin Pick I’ve Ever Used 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Nov 2019

    I forgot my BlueChip at home for a gig this weekend and spent the entire time cursing my tortex backup pick. Will never do that again! The BlueChip glides more smoothly for tremolo, produces a fuller sound, and is easier to hold than any other pick I’ve ever tried.

  3. Old Dog 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Nov 2019

    I've been finger picking for 54 years and have always found a way, both acoustically and electrically, to manage without picking up a plectrum. Not consciously prejudiced mind you, just didn't see the value. Now I've decided to learn the mandolin. After a couple of weeks of attempting to become the world's only finger picking mandolin wonder, i gave in. I started with a 7mm delrin because it didn't slip and it had a lot of flex which I thought would help with tremelo picking...wrong. Against all my intuition I followed others advice and tried the CT55. I haven't got enough experience to have earned much in the way of credibility, but this is the flat pick I'll be sticking with. I'm even trying it out on a few guitar numbers. I thought the stiffness would limit me. Just the opposite is true. I know right where I am and I'm there on time. Thanks BlueChip.

  4. Best pick so far 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2019

    Heard about the Blue Chip CT55 on the Beer and Mandolin podcast; purchased one; love it.

  5. Great Mandolin Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Oct 2019

    This pick has a great feel and has facilitated 2 string playing and tremolo. Worth the price.

  6. A Convert to Blue Chip 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Oct 2019

    A friend of mine invited me to try his Blue Chip at a jam session and I was impressed so I ordered a CT 55 online. From the start it felt good in my hand and seemed to glide over the strings. I also found it easier to play tremolos and double stops while it extracts a great tone from the mandolin. If like me you were doubtful at the start have faith and get yourself one, it’s a great product.

  7. sound quality 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Oct 2019

    is not so clear and comfortable.

  8. Could hear and feel the difference 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2019

    I love this pick. Yes it’s “pricey “ compared to other picks but as soon I started strumming or picking I could feel and hear the different immediately! It feels great in my hand like I’m not going to lose grip. I recommend this pick or any other Blue Chip pick. Well done Blue Chip!

  9. Gotta Love Blue Chip 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Sep 2019

    I have tried to love other picks... they just don't measure up. In the end after going to all the trouble I do to build great guitars, anything but a blue chip is just not good enough!

  10. not too big 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Aug 2019

    I was afraid this pic would feel too big but was pleasently suprised at how compfortable it is. I use it to play my old Martin D18. has become my favorite.

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