Golden Age Restoration Guitar Tuners 3+3

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Golden Age Restoration Guitar Tuners 3+3 Relic nickel

Relic nickel

Item # 2517
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3 or more $52.29
Golden Age Restoration Guitar Tuners 3+3 Bright nickel

Bright nickel

Item # 2516
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3 or more $37.82
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Golden Age Restoration Guitar Tuners 3+3

About This Item

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

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    • Weight
    • 2516
    • 0.280 lbs. (0.13 kg)
    • 2517
    • 0.280 lbs. (0.13 kg)

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Love the look.

(Customer's Reviews)

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

(Customer's Reviews)

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

(Customer's Reviews)

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!

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