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JOHN PEARSE® PINS

NEW John Pearse® KingPins™

NEW John Pearse® Chamfered Bone or Horn Bridge Pins | NEW John Pearse® Bone & Horn Bridge Pin Earrings

John Pearse®Faux Tortoise Shell Bridge Pins & Guitar Sets

 

New Products!

John Pearse® KingPins LogoJohn Pearse® New KingPins[tm]

 

 

 

GET MAJESTIC

SUSTAIN & TONE!!

Made of brass and meticulous crafted to exacting standards, these pins will never disappoint!

The Six Pin Bridge Pin Sets include the slotted French Eye of Ebonite and Pearl of our original pins, and two new sets: Pearl Dot and Plain Brass. AND, we are also offering UNSLOTTED sets with the same three options! John Pearse® KingPins(tm)Matching End Pins are available as a separate item.

 

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 its 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! The tonal possibilities are endless!!

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™!

NOW Available in our Mini Leather Squeeze Pouch "Green Packaging" rather than the Plastic boxes previously shown!

 

New! John Pearse® KingPins™ - Set of 6 Pins [Specify either Slotted or Unslotted]

Plain Brass ........$37.95 - End Pin......$10.00

Brass with Pearl Dot.......$44.95 - End Pin......$11.00

Brass with Ebonite and Pearl French Eye.......$49.95 - End Pin......$11.00

 

 

New John Pearse® Chamfered Bone, Horn or Albino Horn Bridge Pins

John and I were both very excited when we commissioned these new Bone and Horn Bridge Pins and we were not disappointed! We did our best to capture their beauty in the images but they are much more beautiful in person!

The New John Pearse® Bone or Horn Bridge Pins are slotted and the ends of the pins are chamfered--which means that the end of the pin is cut on an angle. When you insert the pin into the string slot, the chamfered end moves the pin past the ball of the string so that the ball seats along the side of the pin much more easily than without the chamfered end. When you are replacing a string in a hurry, it makes your life easier! It also means that your string will seat perfectly each time, not turning your guitar into a pin-launching cannon!

Ever since ivory was banned John has been looking for a substitute that has all the same characteristics...and is just as beautiful! Man-New John Pearse® Bone Bridge Pins, left to right Abalone Dot, Brass/Abalone French Eye, Ebonite/Abalone French Eyemade 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.

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.

 

New John Pearse® Buffalo Horn Bridge Pins, left to right, Abalone Dot, Brass/Abalone French Eye, Pearl/Abalone French Eye

The New John Pearse® Horn 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

White French Eye with Abalone Dot.

Matching End Pins are available separately for all pin sets. The Strap Buttons are available in Bone/Abalone Dot and Horn/AbaloneDot.

The Pin Sets are available either packaged in the wood base, as shown, in a Clear Presentation Box. [Available Gift Wrapped for Gift Giving at no extra charge] or with our GREEN PACKAGING with one of our wonderful Mini Squeeze Leather Pouches instead of the wood and plastic.

The Pins Sets are also available in our standard size or in a new larger diameter, longer pin set.

 

 

John Pearse® Bone Bridge Pin Set [6 Pins]

Please Specify either Standard or Larger Pin and Standard or Green Packaging.

Bone with Abalone Dot............................................$57.95

Matching End Pin...............................$11.95

Matching Strap Button............................$18.95

Bone with Ebonite French Eye and Abalone Dot.......$67.95

Matching End Pin..........................$12.95

Bone with Brass French Eye and Abalone Dot..........$67.95

Matching End Pin..........................$12.95

 

John Pearse® Horn Bridge Pin Set [6 Pins]

Please Specify either Standard or Larger Pin and Standard or Green Packaging

Horn with Abalone Dot...........................................$47.95

Matching End Pin...........................$10.95

Matching Strap Button......................$18.95

Horn with White French Eye and Abalone Dot...........$57.95

Matching End Pin...........................$11.95

Bone with Brass French Eye and Abalone Dot............$57.95

Matching End Pin...........................$11.95

John Pearse® Albino Horn Bridge Pin Set [6 Pins]

Larger Pin, Please Specify Standard or Green Packaging

Albino Horn with Abalone Dot...........................................$57.95

Matching End Pin...................$11.95

Matching Strap Button...........................$18.95

AlbinoHorn with Brass French Eye and Abalone Dot............$67.95

Matching End Pin.......................12.95

 

New John Pearse® Bone or Horn Bridge Pin Earrings

 

John Pearse® Bone Brass/Abalone French Eye Earrings

We felt the Brass/Abalone French Eye inserts were so beautiful they should not just be Bridge Pins! And now they are also available with just the Abalone Dot!...The Beauty of the Horn or Bone Bridge Pins for pierced ears. And, they are available by the piece or as a pair.

Now, you can dress yourself up to match your guitar! Or, as a gentleman once mentioned to me, now he could find something at a guitar show that he would purchase for his wife!

Shown are the Small Stud Earrings--the same size as the Bridge Pins. They are also available in a Larger Size [made from the End Pins]. We've had to re-evaluate using the 14K studs as the prices have more than skyrocketed since we first brought them out. So, some are available with14K Studs and the balance are available with Stainless Steel Studs.We now include the larger clear backs for all of the earrings making it easier to wear the larger Studs.

John Pearse® Horn Brass/Abalone French Eye Earrings

 

 

JOHN PEARSE® HORN or BONE BRIDGE PIN STUD EARRINGS

Brass/Abalone French Eye Large- Bone or Horn, 14K Stud..........$35.00 each or $60.00 pair

Brass/Abalone French Eye Small - Horn Only, 14K Stud..........................$33.00 each or $50.00 pair

Brass/Abalone French Eye Small - Bone or Horn, Stainless Steel Stud..............$28.00 each or $38.00 pair

Abalone Dot Small - Bone or Horn, Stainless Steel Stud.....................$28.00 each or $38.00 pair

 

 

 

 

JOHN PEARSE® Imported FAUX TORTOISE SHELL GUITAR PIN SETS

 

John Pearse® Faux Tortoiseshell Bridge Pins

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! :-)

 

John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell Bridge Pins .................$ 21.95 each

Packaged Set of 7 Bridge Pins [in Plastic Bag]

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]

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]

John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell End Pin ..................$ 8.95 each

John Pearse® Faux Tortoise Shell Strap Button ..................$ 6.95 each

 

 

Prices listed are Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice!

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