Alaska Pik Plastic Thumb and Finger Picks - Single Pick


From Alaska Pik USA, the over the finger, under the nail finger and thumbnail pick for stringed instrument pickers on banjo, mandolin, guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, harp, ukulele etc. These innovative USA designed and made 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 thousands of our customers. If you fancy trying them, we have tried 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 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

Related video

Alaska Pik Manufacturer's Tutorial

Customer reviews

4.4 / 5
51 reviews for Alaska Pik Plastic Thumb and Finger Picks - Single Pick
eKomi customer reviews
Bill Jewell
Rated 5 out of 5
Andy Mulligan
Filing is a must for these, trying to get them to match my own nails when at their best!
Rated 4 out of 5
Kathy Gray
Does the job
Rated 5 out of 5
Ben Rudder
I've tried many types of thumb-pick, and find that these require the least adjustment to the playing style I use with bare nails. Careful application of heat will remould the plastic to improve the fit or modify the angle or thickness of the edge that strikes the strings.
Rated 5 out of 5
Alan Hopkins
Product needs sanding to be comfortable
Rated 3 out of 5