John Pearse® Chamfered Bone Pins


The John Pearse® Bone End Pins are available in 4 different inserts:

  • Small Abalone Dot
  • Abalone Dot
  • Brass French Eye with Abalone Dot
  • Ebonite French Eye with Abalone Dot


John and I were both very excited when we commissioned these new Bone and Horn Bridge Pins and we were not disappointed!

The John Pearse® Bone 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-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 indistinguishable 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!

An we have added a new set with a Small Abalone Dot which is closer to the dot size in Vintage pins. Available only in Standard Size, Green Packaging.

Available in Standard and Larger Pins, Sets of 6

“Green” Packaging, or Wood Base, Plastic Box

Additional information


Small Abalone Dot, Abalone Dot, Brass French Eye Abalone Dot, Black French Eye


"Green", Wood Base, Plastic Box


Standard, Larger


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