Golden Age Restoration Guitar Tuners 3+3

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Our complete set of 6 replica tuners with "bent tab" worm supports, as supplied by Kluson to guitar manufacturers from the 1930s to the '70s.

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Golden Age Restoration Guitar Tuners 3+3 Relic nickel

Relic nickel

Item # 2517
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $52.29
Golden Age Restoration Guitar Tuners 3+3 Bright nickel

Bright nickel

Item # 2516
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $37.82
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Our complete set of 6 replica tuners with "bent tab" worm supports, as supplied by Kluson to guitar manufacturers from the 1930s to the '70s.

They feature authentic steel baseplates and cream plastic knobs, plus 15:1 gear ratio for better tuning than the originals.

Golden Age tuners are exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald, made with our eye for details and exact specifications.

"People who build replica instruments or who do restoration or repair work are just going to love these." —Frank Ford, vintage instrument repair expert

Exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald, Golden Age tuners are the rebirth of popular early 20th Century tuning machine designs, featuring simple steel plates and open gears. Replacements for the originals have long been sought by collectors and repairmen, to restore older guitars and improve their tuning. Our special relic nickel-finished versions complement vintage hardware and add an authentic look to reproduction guitars.

Relic nickel tuners have cream plastic knobs with a matte finish.
Bright nickel tuners have cream plastic knobs.

15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
Vintage-style riveted worm supports on steel baseplates
.236"-diameter (6mm) string post
Press-fit peghead bushings
Mounting screws included

"Great tuners with the right look and feel! The only thing different about them is that they are better made and more functional." —Richard Barnes, Pomona CA

"Superb function, aesthetics and detailing--these are clearly better made than the originals. A long-vacant niche is now filled at last." —Paul Hostetter, luthier

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 2516
    • 0.280
    • 2517
    • 0.280

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Golden Age Restoration Guitar Tuners 3+3

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Love the look.

By Mark, Buzz Box from Sydney, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I build premium cigar box guitars - three stringers. I get two guitars out of each set. I reckon they look stunning, and so do my customers!

Outstanding replacements

By RMP from North Carolina
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 17, 2013

These tuners look and work fantastic. These actually work better than the originals for me. The relic'd versions I purchased suit my æ46 SJ perfectly. The buttons are an off-white or cream color which gives a beautiful vintage appearance. IÆm very satisfied with both the feel and look of these.

Great replacements

By Mark van Allen from Watkinsville, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I used these to replace originals on a '46 Rickenbacher Lap Steel. Needed enlargement of the mounting holes, but a definite upgrade. Photo shows originals. Good match, very good quality!

Tuner replacement 36 Martin 0-17

By Bert S from Winnipeg , Manitoba
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 24, 2013

After a long search for suitable replacement tuners for my '36 Martin, and the high cost of available original units, these tuners worked out well. Relocation of one mounting hole and a slight reaming for the bushings was all that was required.

Rick replacements

By steeler from BC Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 08, 2013

These relic nickel Golden Age tuners are a very good choice to replace original open gear tuners on my B6 Rick. lap steel. Quite close to the originals.

Nice product, good quality

By Frank A. from Chicago burbs
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 27, 2013

I used these on a 1962 Harmony Stratotone H49 as a replacement for the missing original Waverly open back tuners. They have a similar look and captured the original vibe. I might choose the relic version next time as the nickel is very shiny but I was happy with the way it looked.


By TerryO from Honolulu hawaii
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Purchased this set to retrofit into my 1944 000-18...the ones without ferrules due to war-time restrictions. Waverlys would've worked, but I really wanted the bent tab of this set. Looks great, works great!

Great replacement or new builds

By Willysunday from Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 08, 2013

What a great choice! Footprint & holes match Klusons. Open back, finish, & buttons look great on vintage Gibsons. Turn well and are well built. Thanks for not putting bright white buttons on 'em!

Golden Age Tuners

By TW from Grand Rapids MI 49525
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nice looking and work well. They give the small bodied Walnut Guitar I built a very tasteful look.

Golden Age Beauties.

By Tom O' from Jersey. C.I. British Isles.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 30, 2013

As soon as I opened the box I was delighted. Checking the function, I noticed uniform turning tension. The knobs have a nice matte finish. Very vintage looking indeed. Superb.

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