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Black Horn Pins

Black horn pins

These black water buffalo horn bridge and end pins will really dress up your guitar. When polished to their full lustre, they are a rich black with brownish undertones.

  • Bridge pins have a 3 degree taper (unless otherwise noted).
  • All black horn bridge pins are slotted.
  • Bridge pins are sold in sets of 6.
  • End pins are sold individually.



SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
PI20K Bridge pins, Black Horn
Yes $12.47
PIE20 End pin, Black Horn
Yes $2.75
PI21K Bridge pins, Black Horn w/MOP dot
Yes $13.23
PIE21 End pin, Black Horn w/MOP dot
Yes $3.08
PI22K Bridge pins, Black Horn w/MOP Parisian eye
Yes $15.82
PIE22 End pin, Black Horn w/MOP Parisian eye
Yes $3.83
PI23K Bridge pins, Black Horn w/abalone dot
Yes $15.82
PIE23 End pin, Black Horn w/abalone dot
Yes $3.83

3 degree bridge pins are used as replacements on most production guitars (Taylor and overseas made instruments, for example) and on pre-1994 Martins and pre-2002 Collings guitars. 3 degree has been a popular choice with many of the high-end custom luthiers as it has been commented that it is easier to provide a good fith with a wider variety of strings with this taper
5 degree pins are a common replacement for most modern Martins and many older Dreadnoughts. They were used commonly in the past and are often termed "vintage style".

Some believe that by slotting the bridge and using an unslotted pin you create greater coupling between the string, pin, bridge plate and soundboard, which improves tone. Others say the difference is negligible or non-existent. Nonetheless, unslotted bridge pins are popular with some luthiers and players. There are varying reports about whether or not different pin types effect bridge plate damage over time.