They feature authentic steel baseplates and cream 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
Exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald, 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.
Relic nickel tuners have cream plastic knobs with a matte finish.
Bright nickel tuners have cream plastic knobs.
15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
Vintage-style riveted worm supports on steel baseplates
.236"-diameter (6mm) string post
Press-fit peghead bushings
Mounting screws included
"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
"Superb function, aesthetics and detailing--these are clearly better made than the originals. A long-vacant niche is now filled at last." —Paul Hostetter, luthier
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.