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. After carefully hand-lathing each pin, artisans inlay it with a dramatic Abalone dot.
John Pearse Camel Bone Pins are packaged as a set of six Pins with a chamfered edge --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!
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