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Golden Age Restoration Tuners

for Solid Peghead Guitar
with Scallop-end


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Pre-war Kluson style tuners reborn! Replica 3-on-plate tuners with "bent tab" worm supports, as made by Kluson from the 1930s to the '70s.

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
2503 Relic nickel Yes
$49.40
3 or more $44.46  

2503-N Bright nickel Yes
$39.30
3 or more $35.37  


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They feature authentic steel baseplates and white plastic knobs, plus 15:1 gear ratio for better tuning than the originals.

Golden Age tuners are exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald, made with our eye for details and exact specifications.

"People who build replica instruments or who do restoration or repair work are just going to love these." —Frank Ford, vintage instrument repair expert

Golden Age tuners are the rebirth of popular early 20th Century tuning machine designs, featuring simple steel plates and open gears. Replacements for the originals have long been sought by collectors and repairmen, to restore older guitars and improve their tuning. Our special relic nickel-finished versions complement vintage hardware and add an authentic look to reproduction guitars.

Bright nickel tuners have original-shape white plastic knobs. Relic nickel tuners have the same knobs, but with a matte finish.

15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
Vintage-style riveted worm supports
.236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
Press-fit peghead bushings
Original mounting screw spacing (screws incuded)
1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing

Also available to fit slotted pegheads.

Note: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly aligned. Our Tuner Drill Jig ensures the correct spacing for accurate tuning.

"The Golden Age Restoration tuners are really great. I have just put them onto my 1929 Gibson L-1...I like the fact that someone went to the trouble of making them look right." —John Evans, Brussels Belgium

"Great tuners with the right look and feel! The only thing different about them is that they are better made and more functional." —Richard Barnes, Pomona CA

To be sure these tuners fit your instrument, compare your existing machines and peghole dimensions to our listed specs to help determine the best replacement.
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end
Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
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5 5-16-2011
Golden Age Restoration Tuners

The relic finish is absolutely perfect for my vintage arch top. Plus, the mechanics of the Golden Age tuners is far superior to the original Kluson tuners.

JAA64  Carlsbad, CA
5 5-07-2011
Perfect

Needed replacement on a 1941 Gibson L30. Needed to bore peghead to .340 for the bushings. No big deal. Then tuners dropped right in worked perfect. Still a crummy old guitar, but it has great tuners!

Rick B  Lake Oswego, Oregon
5 5-03-2011
perfect footprint

The bright nickel bent tab tuners were the perfect replacements for the frozen klusons on a '40s era Kay archtop. Stable tuning and great looks who can ask for more?

Robert Bayer  St. Peters, MO. Read my reviews (11)
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5 4-29-2011
Golden Age Restoration "Bent Tab" Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar

I just put these on a 1939 Kalamazoo lap steel, no modifications made and they look perfect and work much better than the originals because of better gearing. They look as though they were never replaced. Fantastic

Mangoman  Salem
5 3-26-2011
Fantastic

Just installed a set of the relic nickel bent tab tuners on my pre-war Dobro. They are almost exactly like the originals. The shafts on the originals are shorter but that is why I could not use them on the replacement neck. The original neck was made out of rather inferior wood and the peghead was rather thin and eventually broke. The bushings were different and the new ones have a slightly larger outer diameter. In every other respect, they are perfect and the operation is just so much better.

Rex Hunt  Bloomington, IN
4 3-24-2011
Nice tuners

These have a great vintage look and with a little stain on the buttons and dirt under the gears they pass for original. However, for one job I needed black buttons and had to buy them extra and change them - not easy. Rating would be 5* if there was a black button option.

Colin  Cumbria, UK Read my reviews (6)
5 2-07-2011
Good tuners, nice fit!

I'm very pleased with my purchase of these tuners. The ones that were on when I purchased the guitar had posts that were too short. The head on this mid-30's Kalamazoo archtop is tapered and the posts need to be a little longer to accommodate the thicker part of the head. Previously I was only able to get one wrap on the low E string... not good. These tuners are closer to the original equipment, and the length of the posts is perfect for this style of guitar. Installation was easy because the Golden Age tuners fit the existing holes exactly, and the relic finish looks great.

raybob  Montague, CA
5 1-26-2011
Perfect

I bought these to replace some badly worn tuners on a 1938 Gibson L-00 given to me by my grandfather. They fit perfectly and look great.

baunder  al
5 1-26-2011
Golden Age Restoration "Bent Tab" Tuners

These are great tuners and value for the money. I replaced two sets of stock Gibson tuners on a 1906 and 1926 L-1.(yes...I kept the original tuners) The old tuners had no torque and the tuner buttons were very weak. They look the part, too. This was easy and required minimal effort. Well done Stew-Mac.

DBinSing  Singapore
5 12-02-2010
Great Tuners

As with all the products I have purchased from Stew-Mac these Golden Age tuners were great,and looked great on the 1913 Style "O" Gibson Guitar I put them on..

Curt  Vienna WV. U.S.A. Read my reviews (4)
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