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Ebony Bridge Pins with Shell Inlay

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Ebony Bridge Pins with Shell Inlay Unslotted with pearl dot, set of 6

Unslotted with pearl dot, set of 6

Item # 4976
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$9.09

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Ebony Bridge Pins with Shell Inlay Unslotted with abalone dot, set of 6

Unslotted with abalone dot, set of 6

Item # 4977
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$9.58

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Ebony Bridge Pins with Shell Inlay Slotted with pearl dot, set of 6

Slotted with pearl dot, set of 6

Item # 4976-S
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$10.85

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Ebony Bridge Pins with Shell Inlay Slotted with abalone dot, set of 6

Slotted with abalone dot, set of 6

Item # 4977-S
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Ebony Bridge Pins with Shell Inlay

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Our pins are precisely machined with a vintage 5-degree taper, and polished to accent the beauty of the genuine ebony. Slotted pins have a 0.070" (1.78mm) string slot. Sold in packages of 6.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Chopping the ends off bridge pins

If you're not careful, installing new strings can create a problem that throws you out of tune or damages your bridge pin holes. Elliot John-Conry of EJC Guitars shows us an easy fix.

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    • 4976
    • 0.0135 lbs. (0.01 kg)
    • 4976-S
    • 0.0098 lbs. (0 kg)
    • 4977
    • 0.0130 lbs. (0.01 kg)
    • 4977-S
    • 0.0098 lbs. (0 kg)

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Unslotted Ebony pins with abalony dot

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Nice pins with consistent sizes. The dot could be a bit larger though. Thanks! John in Nordland

5.0

Great quality!

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The fit was perfect for my 1927 Parlor, very even in size and polished very nicely.

4.0

A nice, effective touch.

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The O.E.M. bridge pin s on my Yamaha acoustic 6-string were plastic injection molded. There was some flash and the wound strings did a little damage around the slot. The ebony pins are well manufactured and the "pearl" adds a nice touch.
The Ebony bridge pins were a little larger than the original plastic items. They didn't fit. Having lots of wood working experience I simply reamed the bridge holes until the Stew-Mac pins fit properly and used them anyway. If I ever need replacements in the future I can depend on Stew-Mac.

5.0

Outstanding!

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Great product, exactly as described. Fast shipping. Wonderful overall transaction!!!

5.0

Please with the pins - good value

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I provided these in the unslotted option to my luthier to fit when he slotted the bridge of my D-18GE. I don't notice a large tonal difference. Perhaps a bit more warmth. However, I didn't expect a large change in tone. The quality is good and I believe the value is great. I decided to go with the shell inlay and am pleased with my decision. It is not as flashy as abalone but gives the otherwise plain bridge a bit of character.

3.0

Pins are ok but...

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These are nice pins..however... the pearl dot inlay was very dark and inconsistant in some of the pins in the pack I received. I had to buy another pack to get a consistant pearl look across the bridge.

5.0

Who would have thought the pins could make so much difference!

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So what took me so long to realize just by removing 30 year old plastic bridge pins and replacing them with ebony pins that the tone of my guitar would change so much? I am amazed at how much cleaner and crisper my guitar sounds now. I will never make this mistake again. Thank you Stewart-MacDonald for a really great product.

5.0

Will make A Great Addition To My Twelve String

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At first, I mistook them for plastic. They are so smooth and shiny that I had to use a magnifying glass to look for the wood grain. They are the real deal. I will not hesitate to order again. Thanks StewMac...

5.0

Added warmer tone and a touch of class...

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...to my 2010 Martin D-18V. The pins do seem to add a bit of warmth compared to the stock plastic pins, but this might be my imagination. In any case, these well made pins add a touch of class and elegance to this fine guitar. The abalone dots match the fingerboard dots and so they look like they belong there. By the way, I slotted my bridge with Stew-Mac's slotting saws and converted to unslotted pins, a step I recommend.

The only complaint I have with these pins is that they're only available in size 2A. I have several guitars I'd love to use these pins on, but they won't fit. Come on, Stewart MacDonald, there are plenty of fine guitars out there besides recent Martins, you know.

5.0

original pins for my Taylor 810, original series

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Ebony is certainly a step up from ivoroid, but a little harder to file down an angle at the tip to guide the string ball-end properly. That keeps bridge damage from occurring from ends not fitting properly and strings from suddenly making that "popping" sound when it slips to a tighter section in the pin hole.

Access Stew-Mac's Issue #218 Chopping the Ends Off Bridge Pins. This info is "The Bomb!"

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