“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Wood Bridge Pins


Our beautiful wood bridge pins are available in Bloodwood, Boxwood, Cocobolo, Ebony, Indian Rosewood and Tintul/Tamarind (a hardwood found in India that is almost indistinguishable from Indian Rosewood in a bridge pin). Many of the pins have abalone, MOP, parisian eye, Boxwood or Ebony dot accents.

PinABCOur wood bridge pins
are sold in sets of 6.

We also carry matching
wood endpins for attaching
a strap to the end of the guitar.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each 4+  
3° Slotted Bridge Pins (set of 6)
PI27KBridge pins, Bloodwood
Yes $7.25 $6.45
PI7KBridge pins, Boxwood
Yes $4.75 $4.25
PI18KBridge pins, Boxwood w/Ebony dot
Yes $5.15 $4.60
PI26KBridge pins, Cocobolo
Yes $7.25 $6.45
PI3KBridge pins, Ebony
Yes $4.75 $4.25
PI3AKBridge pins, Ebony w/ab dot
Yes $7.95 $7.10
PI3MKBridge pins, Ebony w/MOP dot
Yes $7.95 $7.10
PI14KBridge pins, Ebony w/MOP Parisian eye
Yes $5.15 $4.60
PI14NSKBridge pins, Ebony w/MOP Parisian eye, unslotted
Yes $5.15 $4.60
PI4KBridge pins, Indian Rw
Yes $4.75 $4.25
PI4MKBridge pins, Ind. Rw w/MOP dot
Yes $7.95 $7.10
PI15KBridge pins, Tintul
Yes $2.60 $2.30
PI16KBridge pins, Tintul w/MOP Parisian eye
Yes $5.15 $4.60
PI28KBridge pins, brass
Yes $8.50 $7.55
3° Unslotted Bridge Pins (set of 6)
PI3ANSKBridge pins, Ebony w/ab dot
Yes $7.95 $7.10
PI3MNSKBridge pins, Ebony w/MOP dot
Yes $7.95 $7.10
PI4NSKBridge pins, Indian Rw
Yes $4.75 $4.25
PI4MNSKBridge pins, Ind. Rw w/MOP dot
Yes $7.95 $7.10
PI3NSKBridge pins, Ebony
Yes $4.75 $4.25
5° Slotted Bridge Pins (set of 6)
PI5KBridge pins, Ebony
Yes $4.75 $4.25
PI5AKBridge pins, Ebony w/ab dot
Yes $7.95 $7.10
PI5RKBridge pins, Tintul
Yes $4.75 $4.25

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.