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Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys

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Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys Satin chrome with ebony

Satin chrome with ebony

Item # 5398
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$119.00

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Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys Matte black with ebony

Matte black with ebony

Item # 5398-B
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Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys Bright gold with ebony

Bright gold with ebony

Item # 5398-G
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Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys

About This Item

Swiss design and distinctive look! High quality 3-left/3-right tuners for classical guitars.

Schertler machines are precisely engineered with 18:1 gear ratio, nylon worm post bearings in a compact cast aluminum base, and adjustable knob tension. The result is impressively smooth and accurate operation. All models feature genuine polished ebony fitted with brass internal shaft bushings for durability, and eye-catching unplated brass crown gears.

For use with nylon strings only.

Also available for steel-string guitars with solid or slotted peghead.

18:1 gear ratio
Set includes a pair of 3-left/3-right tuning machines with mounting screws
Removable ebony knobs
9.9mm (.390") string post diameter
Individual machines suitable for custom spacing if desired


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    • 5398
    • 0.3700 lbs. (0.17 kg)
    • 5398-B
    • 0.3700 lbs. (0.17 kg)
    • 5398-G
    • 0.3700 lbs. (0.17 kg)

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5.0

Schertler Classical tuners

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I needed individual tuners, as my classical tuners are not standard spacing. These look great and do the job well.

2.0

We've used them on 6 guitars so far - 3 have had problems with slipping.

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Verified Buyer


I have been so happy with nearly all of my purchases from StewMac, and I will continue to purchase many of our parts here. Unfortunately we have had 3 classical customers come back for replacement Schertlers after theirs started slipping. The problem seems to be in the knob not staying on the post properly, or possibly with play in the gear. I’ve also used the steel string version of this on probably 30 builds, and never had a problem. I’ll be sending two tuners to StewMac this week for them to check out as I haven’t been able to troubleshoot them sufficiently. Hopefully we’ll hear something back and Schertler will get it sorted.

5.0

Modern Looking Tuning Machines Designed to Do the Job.

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Verified Buyer


I bought these to replace a cheap and poorly made set of tuning machines that came stock on an inexpensive electric/acoustic nylon string guitar. These Schertler's changed my inexpensive guitar into a very serviceable instrument that is now a great deal more fun to play. The new tuning machines are extremely precise, and the turning ratio makes it easy to dial in the exact note. Once my nylon strings settled in, the Schertler machines held strings in tune. I bought these, in part, because the aesthetics of this design match the more modern lines of the guitar much better than the cheesy, faux-ornate machines that came stock on the instrument. I would buy Schertler tuning machines again.

5.0

Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Key upgrade

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These tuners are a vast improvement over most of the nylon string tuner options available. They have a very solid and precise feel and they look fantastic!

3.0

Nicely made, but flawed

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Verified Buyer


The machines are nicely made but for one issue. The worm gears on mine had a lot of play between the worm gear and worm wheel. You can turn the tuning knob about 1/8-1/4 turn back and backward before the worm forces the wheel to move. There is that much play between the teeth.

4.0

A unusual use of Tuning M/C

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Verified Buyer


Now I am making two Guitars so called [Lyre Guitar] that need to use this tuning Keys in unusual way and It works thank you.

5.0

simply the best

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Verified Buyer


Tuners turns like knife on a butter, looks like a ferrari and works like a ferrari too. Have it in your hand you will feel how quality they feel. So pleased with these tuners and the Stewmac service.

5.0

Schertler individual Classical tuners

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Beautifully made and well engineered tuners. Expensive but worth it; particularly suitable for special head configurations such as 7 to 12 string set ups. Colin Wright, Perth WA

5.0

Best for Cavaquinhos (Brazilian Uke)

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Verified Buyer


I use these tuners for my cavaquinho and Brazilian Banjos that I build. They are very precise.

5.0

Classy, precise tuning

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Verified Buyer


I use these tuners for my 10-string classical guitars that I build. They are elegant, classy and precise. I also use them on my high-end 6-string classicals. Nothing better on the market for the price.

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