Alaska Pik Plastic


From aLaska Pik USA, the 'Over the finger, under the nail' PLASTIC finger and thumbnail Pik for stringed instrument pickers; Banjo, mandolin, guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, harp, ukulele etc. These innovative USA design picks can be manicured, clipped and filed to a preferred shape and length.
Please see below for user and 'manicure' instructions

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Our company owner Steve 'Eagle' Noon, first discovered and started importing The 'aLasKa Pik' from the USA over a decade ago. Since that date, we have introduced the unique  'Over the finger, under the nail' pick to hundreds of our customers. If you fancy trying them, we have tried below, to make it easy here for you to choose the correct sized set. Please read on, for user and 'manicure' instructions.

Easy guide sizing: The PLASTIC aLasKa Piks come in four sizes, small, medium, large and extra large

  • If you have average size hands, choose medium size for your fingers and large for your thumb
  • If you have large size hands, choose large for your fingers and extra large for your thumb

Please Note: if you order the wrong size, just send them back with a note to explain your problem and we shall exchange them for you. It will only cost you the postage to do this.

aLasKa Piks are priced individually. (The picture shows a 'set' of plastic picks being used)

Here are the user and manicure instructions writen by the makers. Please also see the 'Red' aLaska PiK photopraph on this page:-

1. aLasKa Pik's TM. plastic and brass picks can be manicured to a preferred length:( Plastic) use nail clippers, files etc. (Brass) use file or grinder. To manicure ...Place pick securely ''over the finger, under the nail'' decide the length desired , then clip and file. 'For a side of the fingernail attack, remove plastic at indicator #1 in the photograph

2. To match the curvature of the user's flesh under the nail area, file on the backside of the picking surface (indicator #2 in the photograph) This adds security. This should be done before changing length.

3. To un-stiffen pick (plastic) remove all or part of the pressure band (indicator #3). For added comfort file smooth all uncomfortable edges. The brass pressure band should be bent inward. This creates tension on top of the fingernail (indicator #3 in the photograph)

4. Some fingernails may need to be manicured for best fit, especially the outer edges.

5. For the aLasKa PiK to work, you need to have a short length of natural nail. When you manicure your 'broken' nails, remove as little natural nail as possible when damage occurs


Accessory Type
Finger Picks, Thumb Picks, Picks & Plectrums,
Instrument Suitability
Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele,
Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small,
Number of Strings

Customer reviews

4.3 / 5
47 reviews for Alaska Pik Plastic
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Alan Hopkins
Product needs sanding to be comfortable
Rated 3 out of 5
Peter King
I love alaska piks, in fact I'd be lost without 'em! I play nylon string guitars a lot, so I need fingernails to do that. If I play steel string guitars my nails get trashed as they are really soft. Alaska piks allow me to play steel string guitar without damaging my nails. I also love the design, the fact I can still feel the string with my finger tip. I even bought some of the brass versions from America. Brilliant design.
Rated 5 out of 5
ian fenney
use for clawhammer banjo.custom too your fingernail profile
Rated 5 out of 5
Hilary Robinson
I round off the sharp edges and cut the tip into a rounded point for finger picking an autoharp. I don’t put my nail in the gap. I then make velcro straps to keep them on. It’s a lot of work but I prefer them to metal picks.
Rated 4 out of 5
John Rhodes
Ive been trying out variuos thumb picks.alaska piks did the feels secure on the thumb, produces a good tone on my classical guitar. I dont use my nails to play. I prefer the sound of the finger pad. Ive a sensitive callous on my thumb through playing.the alaska pik allows me to practise for as long as i want. No pain.great tone. Problem solved.
Rated 5 out of 5