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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. A good clean sound 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th May 2024

    I have used many picks over my 40 years of playing and held off buying an expensive one like a BLuechip until now. Was it worth the money? Probably. The feel is good and the sound clean. Hope I don't loose it!

  2. The Best Pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2024

    I can't say why, but this pick is the best shape/thickness for flatpicking guitar (in my opinion). I've tried a lot of other high end picks and I always come back to the CT55. Leads sound great, rhythm sounds great, everything's perfect.

  3. My perfect pick for acoustic and Mandola! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2024

    A recording work with a very special meaning for me. Thanks to Matthew for his loving treatment.

  4. Personalized Picking Perfection! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2024

    I’ve used this pick for years, but shelled out a few extra bucks to have a few personal letters on it. 1. It looks great. 2. It sounds great as always. 3. Not that it needed it, but the letters on the other side of the pick actually improves the grip. I highly recommend! Very thankful for the products and people at Blue Chip!

  5. Great product. My favorite guitar pick. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2024

    I use the CT55 with my acoustic and electric guitars. As advertised, sticks to your fingers but glides off the strings.

  6. Perfect for my wife's mandolin!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2024

    My wife is member of country gongbang! from south korea
    I gave this perfect pick for amazing performance
    see you on stage! many festival in 2024

  7. The perfect pick! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2024

    I’ve tried quite a few, but the CT55 is the one for me.

  8. For Mandolin and Guitar 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2024

    I find this pick to be great for flatpicking guitar and for playing mandolin. I've worked my way up for using this pick for both. Extremely satisfied!

  9. Best pick I have ever played my mandolin with 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2024

    Tremendous response, smooth release, virtually no pick noise. Brings out the full tone of my mandolin. Thanks BlueChip.

  10. Honestly? Worth it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2023

    So, I didn’t love the idea of spending $35 on one pick. But now that I have it, I’m glad I bought it. It’s a total game changer for my playing. If I ever lose this one, I know I will shell out another $35 for another.

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