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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. CT55 is the Best! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jun 2021

    I’ve tried a lot of picks in my day but by golly, g dang it this is by far the best! This is my third BlueChip pick style to try and I will now be recommending this to everyone I pick with! Thanks Again BlueChip!

  2. Love the size and thickness of this one 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th May 2021

    I really like all of the BC picks I have tried, but this one is my favorite so far. Gives me both the tone and control I am looking for.

  3. Great pick for mando and guitar 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2021

    I’ve played guitar in a bluegrass band for 17 years, and have used a TD50 for the last 10 years. I started playing mandolin about a year ago, and eventually decided to try the CT55. I found that it is not only a great mandolin pick, but also a great guitar pick. Love the tone and response on the strings. If you’re a serious player, it is worth the money.

  4. Best Pick Ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2021

    They custom made this pick for me CT 55 1R
    The best pick I've ever used with guitar or mandolin. Thanks

  5. Excellent mandolin pick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd May 2021

    This has been my first choice for mandolin since 2012. It gives me the perfect combination of glide, articulation, and tone in all registers. Thicker picks may glide better and give you more low end but they can also give you more click and don't allow the high notes to speak properly. Thinner picks can give you more articulation in the higher registers but often at the expense of warmth and bass. The CT55 strikes a perfect balance. I have also used it on guitar when I want a very round sound for single-line stuff but I tend to prefer slightly thinner picks for guitar.

  6. best pick I've tried in 41 years 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2021

    effortless speed through the strings, yet holds on to your fingers which avoids changing position while playing, perfect.

  7. This pick made me better and faster. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Apr 2021

    This pick is totally worth the money for Mandolin. It gives good tone to my mandolin. It is more accurate, agile and faster. I love it.

  8. Worth The $$$ 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Apr 2021

    For the longest time, I’ve heard about these Blue Chip picks being used by my fave bluegrass mandolin musicians (Chris Thile, Shawn Swain of the Kitchen Dwellers). The curiosity outweighed the high price point because I finally pulled the trigger and it does increase tone, smoothness of string picking transition and has a good feel/grip in the hand. Always had my doubts about the cost versus how good it could be against cheap (much cheaper) picks but I have to say I don’t regret my purchase considering how much I play. I’ve heard it said once that it’s not the quality of instrument (or pick in this case) that will make you a better sounding musician but it doesn’t hurt either ;)

  9. This is a back up to my only CT55. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2021

    I'm a fan. Worth it. My first CT55 I purchased over 5 years ago. I bought this one... just because!

  10. The Best 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Apr 2021

    Completely upgraded my mandolin’s sound, it seems to round out some of the harsher high frequencies. It’s got just the right amount of grip and doesn’t spin in my hand whatsoever, no matter how hard I strum, and the speed bevel helps me pick faster than any other pick I’ve ever used

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