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Buffalo Horn Guitar Bridge Pin Sets | Imported Faux Tortoise Shell Guitar Pin Sets

NOTE: All John Pearse Bridge Pins are Slotted


JOHN PEARSE® KINGPINS (BELL)BRASS BRIDGE & END PIN SET


Provided with a soft pouch (Indian Rosewood block now optional)

Sustain is the name of the game! Brittle-bronze, sometimes called by it's German name, "glocken-messing" (bell-bronze) is an extremely hard and very dense alloy. Because of it's composition, it is able to effectively store any energy that is transmitted to it, which is why--for centuries--it has been used as a material for the manufacture of bells.

A great deal of the energy that is generated by the striking or plucking of an acoustic guitar string is dissipated at the bridge and therefore wasted. The more solidly-built electric guitar utilizes its string energy much more effeciently than the lightly-constructed bridge area of even the finest acoustic guitar. However the new John Pearse® KingPins eliminate much of that energy loss, acting almost like small energy 'batteries' at the bridge-end of each string, allowing a more efficient use of the string energy--and greatly improving both sustain and tone!
The number of pins you need depends very much upon the total characteristics of your guitar. A guitar with good tonal balance, string to string, would probably open up considerably by the replacement of all six original plastic or wooden pins with the new Pearse® KingPins. Then again, just the replacement of the first, third and sixth might be sufficient. Just try and see!

If you have a guitar with a weak treble, you might just need to replace the first three pins--while one with a weak bass response should improve greately if you replace the pins that secure the wound strings. Incredibly, the replacement of JUST ONE PIN can markedly improve the character and tone of your guitar. Experiment!

To compliment these meticulously crafted pins, John has added a matching End Pin. Like the Bridge Pins, the massive yet delicate End Pin is available to match the set you choose - inlaid with a handmade Parisian Eye of Ebonite and Pearl, or plain brass

Parisian Eyes were first developed in the Eighteenth Century Europe as a decoration that a maker of violin bows would add to his finest bows. It seems fitting to add them to the new John Pearse® KingPins!

John Pearse® KingPins are packaged as a set of six slotted or unslotted Bridge Pins.

plain brass, no inlay dot, six pins $ 37.95 set
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plain brass end pin, no inlay dot $ 10.00
pearl dot inlay, six pins $ 44.95 set
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pearl dot inlay end pin $ 11.00
parisian eye inlay $ 49.95 set
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Ebonite and pearl frech eye end pin $ 11.00


JOHN PEARSE® BONE GUITAR BRIDGE & END PIN SET

The New John Pearse® Bone Bridge Pin Sets are available in 3 different inserts:

[shown left to right], 6 pins to the set:

Simple Abalone Dot

Brass French Eye with Abalone Dot

Ebonite French Eye with Abalone Dot.
Ever since ivory was banned John has been looking for a substitute that has all the same characteristics...and is just as beautiful! Man-made plastics may come close but they just weren't close enough. So, he went looking for something that already existed in Nature.. the use of which would not be ecologically damaging.

Hand-made from the finest quality camel bone, these beautiful pins are indestinguishable from ivory and will make your guitar both look and sound marvelous!

Throughout their lives camels carry such heavy burdens that, as a result, their bones--particularly in their legs-- develop a density that very closely approximates that of elephant ivory. For this reason, camel bone has long been favored by carvers who were delighted by its stability and the ease with which it could be polished.

After carefully hand-lathing each pin, our artisans inlay it with a dramatic Parisian Eye in Ebonite, or brass, and Awabi Pearl.

Bone Bridge Pin set, Abalone Dot $57.95 set
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Matching End Pin, Abalone set $11.95
Matching Strap Button, Abalone set $18.95
Bone Bridge Pin set, Ebonite French Eye and Abalone Dot $67.95 set
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Matching End Pin, Ebonite set $12.95
Bone with Brass French Eye and Abalone dot $ 67.95 set
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Matching End Pin, Brass eye $ 12.95


JOHN PEARSE® BUFFALO HORN GUITAR BRIDGE & END PIN SET

Our John Pearse® Buffalo Horn Guitar Bridge & End Pin Set is the latest addition to our Bridge Pin Family of KingPins™ and Faux Tortoise Shell Pins.

As with all our sets, you get SEVEN beautifully carved slotted pins and matching end pin which are inset with Mother of Pearl! So new a product for us, you'll have to wait to hear John wax philosophical about them!

Horn Bridge Pin set, Abalone Dot $47.95 set
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Matching End Pin, Abalone set $11.95
Matching Strap Button, Abalone set $18.95
Horn Bridge Pin set, White French Eye and Abalone Dot $57.95 set
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Matching End Pin, White eye set $12.95
Horn with Brass French Eye and Abalone dot $ 57.95 set
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Matching End Pin, Brass eye $ 12.95


Albino Horn Bridge Pin set, Abalone Dot $57.95 set
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Matching End Pin, Abalone set $11.95
Matching Strap Button, Abalone set $18.95
Albino Horn Bridge Pin set, Brass French Eye and Abalone Dot $67.95 set
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Matching End Pin, Brass eye set $12.95


JOHN PEARSE® Imported FAUX TORTOISE SHELL GUITAR PIN SETS

We are delighted to introduce these wonderful slotted John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell Bridge Pins with Abalone Dots.

Packaged as a set of seven [for seven string guitars or six strings with a spare] these pins are absolutely the closest thing to the appearance of the REAL thing--the trade in which is now illegal, thank heaven! They are created from Casein, a phosphorprotein of MILK [!!] precipitated by heating it together with a mild acid to form this beautiful and extremely hard-wearing plastic!

We have had such an incredible response to these pins, that we now have available the matching end pin AND strap button! A good friend, Wayne Henderson, said we needed to have the set so everything on the guitar would match! And guess what you might find on his new guitars!
Perfect for dressing up that little old Martin or a vintage European Romance guitar, they are wonderful on new instruments too! The John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell Pins vary in light and dark just as real tortoise shell would, with a golden warmth highlighted by the shimmer of Abalone Dot Inlays. [Check out the photo to see the variation that is possible!] Their density adds an interesting coloration to the sound of the instrument, similar to that obtained by using fossil ivory.

An udderly unique idea from an inexhaustable and not-threatened resource--as long as the cows come home! :-)

New! John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell Bridge Pins .................$ 21.95 each
Packaged Set of 7 Bridge Pins [in Plastic Bag]
New!John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell Bridge & End Pin Set .................$ 29.95 each
Packaged Set of 7 Bridge Pins plus End Pin [in Plastic Presentation Case]
New!John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell Guitar Pin Set ..................$ 31.95 each
Packaged Set of 7 Bridge Pins, One End Pin, One Strap Button [in Plastic Presentation Case]
New!John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell End Pin ..................$ 8.95 each
New!John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell Strap Button ..................$ 6.95 each