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Bridge Pin Size CHART

 

 

Our pins are made in our shop in Leitchfield, Ky. The size information listed below on our size chart is what we have seen fit these guitars in years past. Contact us for custom sizes and unslotted pins. The unslotted pin is a big thing now and we have alot of people asking if we have them. Thanks Bryan England

 

Never modify your guitar to make bridge pins fit !

Always get pins that fit your guitar !  

 

Sizing Up Your Pins:


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Bridge pins are certainly not " one size fits all ". With this size chart, our aim is to help you get the correct size pins the first time. These pin sizes cover most guitars out there. Of course, there are custom pins, old pins that are no longer made and pins sizes that were used for brief periods. Please contact us with any questions. As always, if you order a set of pins and they do not fit your guitar, we will replace them with the proper size pins. For more discussion, we break the pins down to three parts: the head, the skirt (flared below the head) and the shaft.

Size 1
3 º tapered shaft with the diameter at the top of the shift (just below the skirt) of 0.210" and a string slot running the full length of the shaft, stopping below the skirt.This size pin will fit Martin guitars prior to 1994 (except HD-28), Collings guitars prior to 2002, as well as Blanchard, Garrison, Goodall, Ryan, Santa Cruz and Taylor guitars.
Fits Larrive D-03R
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Size 1T
3 º tapered shaft with the diameter at the top of the shift (just below the skirt) of 0.210" and a string slot running the full length of the shaft through the skirt.
Fits Gibson after November 2009

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Size 1.3 
3 º tapered shaft with the diameter at the top of the shift (just below the skirt) of 0.205" and a string slot running the full length of the shaft through the skirt.
Fits Gibson Guitars from later years to 2009, Weissenborn, Huss & Dalton, McPherson,  
Washburn, Froggy Bottom, Takamine, Taylor,
Taylor 6C8 2007, Alyare-YARI, Martin D-166T, Guild D-412
 NOTE:  We have found the size 1.3 fits the newer model Guild guitars.
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Size 2A
5 º tapered shaft with the diameter at the top of the shaft (just below the skirt) of 0.220" and a string slot running the full length of the shaft and cutting through the shirt. This size will fit Martin guitars since 1994 and some Old Gibson guitars.
Also, Fits 2007 Martin D-28
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Size 2B
The same as size 2A except the string slot actually stops 1/16" below the bottom of the skirt. This size will fit Martin HD-28 guitars prior to 1994 and
Alyare-5236
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Size 2C
If you own a new Martin guitar, chances are the bridge pins are installed so that the head of the pin sticks up about 1/4" above the bridge. Our Size 2A pins will fit the same
way. Size 2C is the same degree of taper but with a reduced shift diameter (0.215" at the top of the shaft) so that they will sit farther down in the bridge.
This size will fit 2010 Martin HD28V.

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Size 4.1 and 4.2

A larger head profile with no skirt make these pins stand out on Dreadnought and Jumbo guitars. Available in Size 4.1 (3 º tapered shaft) and Size 4.2 (5 º tapered shaft). Larrivee guitars use a Size 4.1 slotted pin.
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Size 4.3
This size will fit Maton EB6808TE, IBANEZ
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Size 4.2C
Beginning in 2002, Collings switched to an unslotted pin with a 5 º taper and a longer shaft length. The shaft diameter is 0.223" (just below the hea
d). Also used on Bourgeois guitars. 

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Size 4.2D
The diameter at the top of the shaft is 0.207" and tapers down to 0.144" with a long (0.945") shaft. The slot runs the full length of the shaft, stopping below the ball. These pins do not have a skirt - just a slight ridge beneath the ball. The slot does penetrate this ridge.  This pin size will fit Guild, Yamaha LS400 & Takamine (12 String).
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Size 5.1 and 5.2
These pins re-create the simple, classic look of the original ivory pins used by Martin in the 20's and 30's. Vintage guitars will use a Size 5.1 with no string slot. Modern guitars, including Vintage Reissues, will use either a slotted (5.1) (3 degree taper, 0.210 below skirt) or slotted (5.2) (5 degree taper, 0.220 below skirt).
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 Size 1 Pin    Size 2A Pin  Size 4 Pin  Size 5 Pin
         

 

 If you are unsure of your pin size, you can send us one of your original pins to be matched.  We normally send the new set out the same day as we receive your original.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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