Vintage-style Tuner Knobs

Vintage-style Tuner Knobs

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Dark Tortoise

Dark Tortoise

Item # 0114
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$3.27

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Cream

Cream

Item # 0111
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$2.15

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Black

Black

Item # 0111-B
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$2.15

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Ivoroid

Ivoroid

Item # 0112
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$3.27

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs White

White

Item # 0113
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$2.05

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Ebony

Ebony

Item # 0144
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$2.70

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs

About This Item

Resurrect those old tuners and guitars!
Perfect replacements for deteriorating vintage instrument tuner knobs.

Get a warm, rich look with our new dark tortoise tuner knobs.

All knobs are 11/16" x 9/16". Sold individually.

Knob description Hole description
#0111
20s-style cream
3/32" x 5/32" rectangular hole with rounded ends
Cream knobs are used on Golden Age Restoration Tuners
#0111-B
20s-style black
3/32" x 5/32" rectangular hole with rounded ends
Black knobs can be used on Golden Age Restoration Tuners
#0112
Grained ivoroid
3/32"-diameter round hole
Ivoroid knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines
#0113
White plastic
5/64" x 9/64" rectangular hole with rounded ends
White knobs are used on Vintage-style 3-on-Plate Tuners
#0144
Black ebony
3/32"-diameter round shaft hole
Ebony knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines
#0114
Dark tortoise
3/32"-diameter round shaft hole
Dark tortoise knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines

See pictures for close-ups of the shaft holes.

Replacing tuner knobs is a simple repair, we recommend these instructions to guide you.

Color-matching Cream Parts and Bindings
There have always been slight variations in the color of the cream plastic parts used on Gibson and other guitars. It's not uncommon to see brand new and vintage guitars with bindings, pickup rings, toggle switch rings and pickguards that don't perfectly match in color. We do our best to match all our cream products, but there's no absolute control from batch to batch, or from supplier to supplier.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Replacing damaged tuner knobs

This week, Dan's got a 1957 Les Paul Junior in his shop. It hasn't been out of the case in 25 years, and the tuners are unusable. Here's how to put new knobs on old tuners.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Vintage Tuner Knobs

Instructions for installing replacement Vintage Tuner Knobs, including how to remove old tuner knobs.

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5.0

Lovely buttons

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Verified Buyer


Got ebony buttons to replace the nickel originals on a set of Grover Sta-Tires. With the help of the video for lining up the holes for enlarging slightly on the drill press - an easy swap. They look great, with expert finishing and black black ebony.

2.0

Cream Butterbean Kluson Buttons

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I bought a few tuner replacement buttons a few years back, you simply heated the shaft and the button would slide right on, no problem. I recently bought the cream buttons to replace crumbling buttons on a Gibson ES 125, they are a complete disaster. I heated the shaft, tried to get one on and white lines started showing up in the sides of the button. I see Dan is drilling out the button hole at center point, I suppose to "help" the button on the shaft. What might I ask, is the problem with the button manufacturer that the round center hole is not molded into the plastic? So I setup a drill press, make a centering bit to center the button under the drill press, drill them out and press them on.....Really?

5.0

Tortoise Buttons

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These are way better quality than I expected! They’re not made from cheap plastic, maybe some type of resin (they probably mention it in the description). They’re a little tougher to install. I had to re-heat the posts a few times with a soldering iron, but they look outstanding and should hold up longer than I will. I think they look a lot classier than black or white buttons.

5.0

Good Knobs

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Verified Buyer


There are many replacement tuner knobs to chose from. Typically, I'm looking for knobs to replace ancient Bakelite-y knobs that have disintegrated. White knobs look garish on an old guitar. The cream knobs that some sell don't look aged enough. These "vintage-style" knobs have the right look for an old guitar and melt on easy.

5.0

Why haven't I tried these before??

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Verified Buyer


...as long as you get the right kind (check shaft on old tuners and hole shape on tuner knobs) - these little guys are pretty easy to install. I watched the Trade Secrets video - followed the instructions that Dan laid out (didn't have to predrill knobs, though) - and BOOM! My old Klusons were as good as new. How many tuning machines have I unnecessarily replaced when I could've saved $ and time with these little guys??? Thanks again, Stewmac!

5.0

Worked perfect!

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Verified Buyer


One of the knobs on a 40's guitar went out -- shattered. Got replacement -- worked beautifully. Just heat up the iron and apply it to the metal part of the tuner, and gently let his knob slip in. Took about 10 minutes, works excellent -- even looks right.

5.0

Nice finish. Great look when installed

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Verified Buyer


These buttons really have a nice look to them. A word of caution - if you have to drill them out, be very careful how much you tighten the vice. It only takes light pressure to hold them in place. Too much pressure will cause the side to split as you drill it out. Buy a couple extras for the learning curve.

5.0

Get 'er Done!

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Verified Buyer


Changed my old crumbling knobs off my 50s Gibson lap steel using the instructional methods and the videos. It came out excellent!

5.0

Easy button install

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Verified Buyer


These tuner buttons arrived from Stew-Mac in a couple days and I had them installed the same day.

4.0

Vintage Kalamazoo is Redeemed

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Verified Buyer


I am a new customer to Stew-MacDonald and now a loyal supporter. It has opened a whole world to me as a player and avid acoustic enthusiast. I was excited to find the parts I needed and some valuable instruction on how to repair a 1940's Kalamazoo guitar that I had been asked to care for by a family member. The original tuner pearls were shot and needed replacement. Since the original tuner hardware was still in great shape, I did not want to replace the whole assembly. Finding these parts were the perfect solution. They were affordable, relatively easy to install and has made this guitar a perfectly functional and a valuable instrument again. The only feedback would be for Stew-Mac to have a video on Ebony installation as well. I was able to take pointers from the video supplied but the Ebony installation is different, since they are basically wood tuners versus the plastic ones which can be pressure fitted with heat.

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