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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

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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Snakewood knobs

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

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

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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

Very nice, high quality tuners

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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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Ten Stars for Sloane Tuners

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Just got Sloane Tuners installed in my 1966 Manuel Velazquez that I have owned since new, replacing the Landstorfer tuners that were original. I have never experienced such incredibly precise tuning in any instrument. I am just thrilled! The ball bearings are magic. Zero backlash, totally silent, they are just magnificent. The Landstorfers were on 36mm centers, so the holes had to be re-drilled. For that I bought the StewMac jig. My luthier had to fill the old holes, and for that you need someone good, like fortunately I had (Ben Redwood at Tempe, AZ Guitar Center) and he was able to get an excellent fit using the StewMac jig, which I am sure contributes to how well these tuners work. Bravo!

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Sloan Classical Tuners

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I recently had a classical guitar custom made by Johnny Walker and ordered it with Sloan 6710B tuners, black with black rollers. They are the best I have used. Tuning is smooth and accurate.

5.0

great quality

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Verified Buyer


Upgraded my Taylor pings to Sloane and I am now able to tune my guitar properly and maintain stable tuning. Because of the quality, I believe the price is fair. I am very happy with these tuners and would not hesitate to purchase another set.

5.0

Sloane Classical tuning machines

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Verified Buyer


These should come with a warning. After you have a set, nothing else will do! Dropped into my Taylor using the same screw holes...just as easy as my Martin

4.0

very nice

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These are very nice tuners, but the rollers are not 3/8" diameter. 3/8" equals .375" and the diameter of the rollers are actually .391" and will not fit a 3/8" hole. 10mm equals .3937 inches which is the diamerer of the hole needed. I would have given these 5 stars had StewMac's information been correct, but once again it wasn't.

5.0

Fantastic quality tuners

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Verified Buyer


The quality of these tuners is immediately obvious. I haven't fitted them yet (still polishing) but they look great and the engineering is really precise. Good price too. I think I'll be ordering some more.

5.0

LOVERLY

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I decided to spring for the dollars for the 5710-B set. I was blown away as to how beautiful these tuners are. They hold tune and are way classier than the gotoh cr-p that they replaced. The ONLY thing I might have changed were the hold down screws, which are slotted as opposed to phillips. They could match the tuners somewhat better in color, and appeared to me to be out of place. Otherwise, these tuners are high quality and just plain classy.

5.0

Well made and precise

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Verified Buyer


I am really happy with these tuners, they not only look good but in this price range, take the beating.

5.0

Irving Sloane Tuners

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Even before you take them out of the box, you'll be impressed; they look fabulous and the quality of the workmanship is second to none. The tuning is both accurate and silky smooth. At the price they offer un-matched value for money - no wonder so many fine guitar makers fit them. They have certainly enhanced my beautiful Fylde Classical guitar - thanks Stewmac.

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