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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates

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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Ivoroid knobs

Ivoroid knobs

Item # 6708
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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Pearloid knobs

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Item # 6709
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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Snakewood knobs

Snakewood knobs

Item # 6690
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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Ebony knobs

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Item # 6710
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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Ebony knobs, black rollers

Ebony knobs, black rollers

Item # 6710-B
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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates

About This Item

The choice of renowned luthiers!
Beautiful Sloane classical tuners are first choice for many fine concert guitars.

Superior quality components, innovative design and meticulous craftsmanship combine for tuning performance that's second to none. Conceived by pioneering luthier Irving Sloane and crafted refined by Waverly.

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

New level of smooth: precision ball bearings on each string roller take tuning to an even higher level of smoothness, with no binding.

Improved: powder-coated aluminum rollers with brass inner shafts. No cracking, no premature wear.

    Superior design
  • Patented bushings eliminate looseness in the worm gear, for impressively precise tuning and smooth feel.
  • Baseplates and support posts are one-piece cast bronze, more stable than common riveted assemblies.
  • NEW precision ball bearings on each string roller prevent binding—a new level of smooth, effortless tuning for the performing artist.
  • Handsome white powder-coated aluminum string rollers have brass inner shafts and brass-lined string mounting holes. No cracking, no premature wear.
    Long-life gears
  • Bronze alloy 16:1 crown gears are more durable than the brass gears used in other tuners.
  • Stainless steel worms and screws assure longer life with less wear.
    Beauty to enhance fine instruments
  • Polished bronze baseplates attain a handsome antique patina.
  • Choose from a selection of beautiful polished knobs.

Sloane tuners are the choice of renowned luthiers
Greg Brandt, USA
Greg Byers, USA
Rolf Eichinger, Spain
Jean-Marie Fouilleul, France
Armin Gropp, Germany
Armin Hanika, Germany
Hill Guitars, USA
Bert Kwakkel, Netherlands
David LaPlante, USA
Augustino Lo Prinzi, USA
Maingard Guitars, South Africa
Hiroshi Mizuhara, Japan
Thomas Rein, USA
Dake Traphagen, USA
Otto Vowinkel, Netherlands


Installation Tips

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1713 Depth-stop Drill Bit (No.44 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.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 6690
    • 0.5640 lbs. (0.26 kg)
    • 6708
    • 0.4190 lbs. (0.19 kg)
    • 6709
    • 0.4100 lbs. (0.19 kg)
    • 6710
    • 0.4070 lbs. (0.18 kg)
    • 6710-B
    • 0.4100 lbs. (0.19 kg)

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5.0

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I'm not a professional. I've only had experience with 4 brands of Tuning Machines. Waverly, Gotoh,Martin, and Irving Sloane. There went on a Martin 0028C Classical Nylon Guitar. Compared to the GOTOH 35G510S model, it is just not comparable. The GOTOHs have no warranty, will not sell you parts, and they strip if you blink hard at them. I should have bought the Sloanes in the first place. Don't make the same mistake I did. Get the very best FIRST. If you look at the Gotohs, even their high end versions (200.00 plus) have the worm screw with a nut on it that if you tighten it the least bit, it strips and the worm gear falls out. Japan will not sell you the worm gear. only the washers!!!!!!!! The waverly's worked great for 30 years but they were just worn out and became loose. The Martins on my steel string Martin are only 10 years old and they work great. Hopefully, the above helps. I can't say enough about the Sloanes. I can't say enough bad things about the Gotohs either. They are poorly engineered. The sloanes have bearings on both ends of the roller so I think that is why they are silent tuners.

2.0

Sloane Classical Guitar Tuning Pegs

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I was disappointed after receiving the Sloane Tuning Pegs for my Yamaha NCX2000R. I found that they were not a good value when compared to the Gotoh premium classical guitar tuning pegs. I've purchased a number of the Gotoh sets and I consider the Gotoh to be a much better value.

5.0

excellent tuners

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Verified Buyer


First time I've used the new ones with the bearings - a huge improvement! For me they'd be almost perfect if (a) the white barrels were a little bit creamy and (b) the wooden buttons (in my case ebony) were supplied unfinished - I prefer to oil mine...

2.0

Good when new but not very long lasting

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Verified Buyer


I have used the Sloane tuners for many years and being in the business for 30 years I can honestly say that I have a long time perspective. During the years I have used these tuners too many have caused troubles by having lose buttons or malfunctioning gears. Although Stewmac has always been first class in customer service I have never had any problems replacing the bad tuner but living in Europe this procedure of sending tuners back and forth has at last got me to stop using the Sloane Classical Guitar Machines.

5.0

Simply the BEST!

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Verified Buyer


I purchased these Sloane Tuners for my Godin Multiac ACS Nylon Acoustic-Electric Guitar and what a difference!! this guitar stays in tune now, the tuners are a direct fit took all of about twenty minutes to install ! not sure what tuners Godin put on from the factory but they just did not measure up to my standards. The Sloanes were just what i was looking for, the action is very precise & smooth & they look incredible on my Godin

5.0

wonderfully precise tuning machines

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Verified Buyer


What a huge step up in performance over the stock tuners on my classical guitar! No comparison between the two. I wish I had made the change immediately after purchasing my guitar. Well worth the money!

5.0

This is an excellent machine.

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Verified Buyer


I highly recommend this machine over less expensive ones because it is worth it. It is a premium piece well made with very nice cast bronze base, smooth operating gears and isolated bearings to the interior which make for not only a positive fit but incredibly smooth operation. I used these to replace a machine with a broken gear on a very nice guitar made by Antonio Morales of Granada. Easy replacement. This is pricey but a high quality instrument deserves it.

5.0

Excellent customer support!!

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Verified Buyer


I got these tuning machines on a Greg Brandt custom classical I recently bought through an auction. The tuners work really well, and look great, but one of the knobs cracked and started slipping. I called StewMac customer service hoping to be able to find a replacement knob, but they are shipping a complete new set of machines, no questions asked! I really like the tuners, but I LOVE that they stand behind their product!

5.0

Sloane Classical Guitar Machines

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Verified Buyer


Sloane tuning machines replaced stock machines on a 2007 Taylor nylon string guitar. Well worth the $$$ for much improved smooth and consistent performance. Careful plugging of the original holes was needed before the Sloanes could be installed. The slot head screws provided require more TLC but look nicer than Phillips head in the finished product.

5.0

Very nice, high quality tuners

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Verified Buyer


The new rollers are a better material and the bearings are the icing on the cake. The string hole inserts are a great idea, these are made to last and will still look fantastic for many, many string changes. Oh, tuning up is so smooth, did not know what I was missing out on. I pick up my guitar look over the tuners and smile every time.

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