Guitar Pin Materials

North American Cattle Bone Guitar Bridge Pins $ 39.95 per set


North American Cattle Bone

It is best to replace softer guitar pins, those made of wood or plastic, with harder natural materials such as bone or ivory. These denser materials increase brightness and clarity in your instrument. Bone and ivory pins are for musicians seeking a brighter and clearer sound from their instrument. The bone pins are less costly than the ivories and yet they will yield the same significant acoustical improvements to your instrument as those more expensive materials.

Our bone is an off white color - usually an eggshell white, and is very attractive with a high polish. We can sell and ship this material anywhere on this planet.

If you want vintage bone that has an old time amber color look to it then just purchase the bone set that fits your make/model and then email us through our contact page to let us know you want your set made of vintage bone. We have just been too busy to develop a web page devoted to vintage bone but we do have this beautiful material.



Fossil Walrus Jawbone Guitar Pins $ 74.95 per set


Ancient Fossil Walrus Jawbone

  Fossil walrus jawbone is also unearthed in the great north by natives on St. lawrence Island, Alaska. Pins made from this denser material will improve the acoustical properties of your guitar. This is among the densest of all the fossil materials and is as tough as nails. This is a very strong material. You will hear an increase in brightness and clarity by moving from wood or plastic and going to bone or any ivory. FWB is usually an almond or tan color with dark mineral speckles and small pores and natural micro-chips. This material is thousands of years old and yields the look of antiqued-stressed pins with age and character. This material is legal to sell and ship throughout the USA. No international sales.



Fossil Mammoth Ivory Guitar Bridge Pins $ 110.00 per set


Ancient Fossil Mammoth Ivory (FMI)

Unearthed in the great north this is real ivory from tusks of the ancient hairy wooly mammoth. Pins made from this denser material will improve the acoustical properties of guitars over softer materials such as plastic or wood. You will hear an increase in brightness and clarity by moving from wood or plastic and going to bone or any ivory. FMI is an almond colored ivory that is 20,000 years old. It usually has the color of an almond colored light switch.

This material is legal to sell and ship anywhere on this planet except NY, NJ & CA. For our foreign customers, these are three states within our nation that thought they should make this ancient fossil material illegal. They must have felt a need to protect this extinct specie.



Premium Dark Fossil Mammoth Ivory Guitar Bridge Pins $ 129.95 per set


Premium Dark Fossil Mammoth Ivory (FMI)

Premium dark fossil mammoth ivory has been found this color in nature. Only a small percentage of the FMI found is this dark and it is sought after more for high grade guitar pins than anything else.

Unearthed in the great north this is real ivory from tusks of the ancient hairy wooly mammoth. Pins made from this denser material will improve the acoustical properties of guitars over softer materials such as plastic or wood. You will hear an increase in brightness and clarity by moving from wood or plastic and going to bone or any ivory.

This material is legal to sell and ship anywhere on this planet except NY, NJ & CA. For our foreign customers, these are three states within our nation that thought they should make this ancient fossil material illegal. They must have felt a need to protect this extinct specie.



Inlay Materials

Fossil Mamnmoth Ivory Pins with Black Dot


Black Dot Inlays

Black dot inlays are the industry standard and are by far the most popular. We use 3 mm dots in the bridge pins and 4 mm dots in the strap buttons and end pins. Our black inlay dots are available for sale by themselves on our "Specials" page at the bottom of our main menu bar.



Faux Tortoise Dot Pins


Faux Tortoise Dot Inlays

Our faux material inlay dots look just like real tortoise but can sell and ship anywhere on the planet. Our faux tortoise inlay dots are available by themselves on our "Specials" page at the bottom of our main menu bar.



Abalone Dot Pins


Abalone Pearl Dot Inlays

We use real abalone pearl for our inlay dots. We ship these only to US customers. By law the material can ship anywhere in the world but the US government requires a permit for each individual shipment regardless of shipment size. The permit takes 2 to 3 months to obtain and costs $ 90 per shipment ! Needless to say, we do not ship our abalone dot pins outside the 50 states.



Padauk Dot Pins


African Padauk Wood Dot Inlays

Our padauk wood dots are real padauk wood. This is a west African hardwood with a reddish orange color and is a favorite among many guitarists. It has the look of tortoise, but is usually a shade or two lighter and has wood grain.