Golden Age Classical Guitar Tuners

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Golden Age Classical Guitar Tuners Relic brass with pearloid knobs

Relic brass with pearloid knobs

Item # 2525-RB
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3 or more $72.13
Golden Age Classical Guitar Tuners Relic brass with ebony knobs

Relic brass with ebony knobs

Item # 2524-RB
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3 or more $77.79
Golden Age Classical Guitar Tuners Gold with pearloid knobs

Gold with pearloid knobs

Item # 2525-G
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3 or more $73.63
Golden Age Classical Guitar Tuners Gold with ebony knobs

Gold with ebony knobs

Item # 2524-G
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3 or more $79.29
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Golden Age Classical Guitar Tuners

About This Item

Exceptionally smooth tuning
High quality tuning machines for nylon-string classical guitars. The elegant Landstorfer "fish scale" pattern recalls styles used by master luthiers Velazquez and Hauser.

  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Brass baseplates in shiny gold or relic patina
  • Removable ebony or pearloid knobs
  • 3/8" (9.86mm) diameter string roller sleeves are durable white plastic
  • 1-3/8" (35mm) string post spacing

Each set includes a pair of 3-left/3-right tuning machines with mounting screws.

Installation Tips

Peghole spacing: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly aligned. Our Tuning Machine Drill Jig for Slotted Pegheads ensures the correct 1-3/8" string roller spacing for accurate tuning.

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1712 Depth-stop Drill Bit (5/64" bit) for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.

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    • Weight
    • 2524-G
    • 0.310 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 2524-RB
    • 0.310 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 2525-G
    • 0.310 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 2525-RB
    • 0.310 lbs. (0.14 kg)

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Tuners look good on the guitar, but...


Verified Buyer

I have installed these tuners on my first classical guitar and they feel and look solid (haven't strung it yet). I originally wanted the relic style with the ebony knobs and that's what I thought I ordered. However, I was sent the gold/ebony combination instead and I'm not sure how the mix-up occurred. I'm a bit disappointed but the tuners look good (albeit a bit too shiny) so next time, I guess.

Response from StewMac

Hello Alan,

We do see that gold tuners were shipped to you on your last order. We are glad you like the quality and appearance of our Golden Age tuners, but we would like be sure you get what you wanted. Our Customer Service Department will reach out to you by email to offer assistance.

We truly appreciate your feedback!


Update: False Economy...


Verified Buyer

I just strung up my first classical build with these tuners and found that they buzz like mad. Even leaving tension on the gear by tuning "up" to pitch, there is significant play and rattle between the worm and the pinion gear that allows for rattle/buzz.

UPDATE: Spoke too soon. On further investigation I discovered that only the knobs were loose due to the ebony knobs shrinking during inventory storage. After tigtlhtening all six knob screws (as much as two full turns!), the tuners worked well with no rattles.


Real great value and quality for the money.


Verified Buyer

I bought a few sets of these previously, and have found them to be smoother, but with less play than cost comparable sets of other brands. They also do not look as plasticy as the competitors, and visually appear real old school quality. I think they are good value for money, and can easily be mistaken for a set of much more expensive tuners.


Great Machines for a Budget Guitar


Verified Buyer

I've used high end machines on all my classicals in the past....Gilbert, Sloan, etc.
The Sloans are, without a doubt, my absolute favourite machines to use.
Recently, I built a Flamenco Guitar and in keeping with tradition of using less expensive materials and hardware, I opted for the Golden Age Machines with the aged Bronze Plate and Ebony Buttons.
The Buttons are very well made from great Ebony stock, and look great.
The machines themselves perform very well and, so far, no creaking sound while tuning.
I would suggest these machines to any one with a budget in mind.
I would also suggest the Sloan Machines to anyone that can afford to cost.
That said, I would and will use these machines again.


golden age tuners


Verified Buyer

They looked interesting in your catalog....not glitzy gold, subdued aged look. I was hoping that they were put together well. The rollers are sloppy, they rattle around and no tightening of the star gear screws will improve this. I haven't used them but imagine some backlash and mediocre performance. I will not put them on the instruments I make, but keep them to offer clients as replacement for their worn out gears.
For the price...Schallers or Gotohs are better.
Richard Prenkert

Response from StewMac

We're sorry our tuners did not meet your expectations. If you decide to not use them, please give us a call at 1-800-848-2273 for a full refund. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us.


Decent Embossed Tuners


Verified Buyer

I like these tuners well enough. I bought the gold tone ones several years ago and loved them. I put these antique bronze with ebony tuners, on a Breedlove Pursuit Nylon. This guitar is a pretty piece and the OEM chrome tuners aren't quite as attractive as the wood and bindings of the guitar - they're functionally fine. I opted for the "ebony tuning buttons" which are basically just black plastic. These are fully functional but I think in hind sight (it's 20-20 right?) I would have probably preferred the pearl plastic ones and might have been happier with the bright gold tone as well. Hey I put $80 tuners on a $500 guitar probably not the best move. Still - fit, function and finish is fine.

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