English Yew with Abalone Acoustic Bass Guitar Pins

  • Product Code: PP041
  • EAN: 5060489151568
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £44.00 per set of 4 & FREE Delivery in UK.

    Dispatched within 10 days

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These pins are made by Chris Alsop in his workshops in Derbyshire, UK.

The pins are
•   8.0mm diameter at top of the cone (also known as under the collar).
•   6.6mm diameter at base of cone.
•   24.5mm cone length.
•   3 degree taper.

Pin Materials
The pin material is English Yew with an abalone inlay. Yew has been used in musical instruments as early as Medieval times (circa 450 AD) when it was a highly prized material for lute builders, re-known for it's 'quality of sound and beauty'. It's use then continued into Renaissance and Baroque eras for musical instrument construction.

As Yew is very slow gowing, the growth rings are quite close together. This makes it excellent for pins as many rings can be seen in a single pin head giving a spectacular effect. 

Yew is classifed as a  closed-pore wood, is easy to work and has great elastricicty (springiness), which historically made it ideal for making products that requied springiness, like bows. One of the world's oldest surviving wooden artifacts is a Yew spear head, found in 1911 at Clacton-on-Sea, UK. Known as the Clacton Spear, it is estimated to be over 400,000 years old.

FREE with this product
•   Instructional Advice Sheet for fitting of guitar pins
•   A sanding kit is also provided if any fine adjustment on fitting is needed
•   Wooden pin holder


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