Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Bell-end

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Bell-end Relic nickel

Relic nickel

Item # 2513-RN
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$59.40

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Bell-end Relic brass

Relic brass

Item # 2513-RB
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$54.25

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Bell-end Bright nickel

Bright nickel

Item # 2513-N
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$49.30

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Bell-end

Pre-war tuners reborn! Our replica 3-on-plate tuners with simple incised baseplates, as produced by Waverly from the 1920s to the '40s.

They feature authentic steel baseplates and cream 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

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

  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Vintage-style riveted worm supports
  • Original-shape cream plastic knobs: matte knobs on the relic tuners, glossy knobs on the bright nickel tuners
  • .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Press-fit peghead bushings
  • Original mounting screw spacing (screws included)
  • 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
  • Bright nickel, relic nickel or relic brass finishes

Also available to fit slotted pegheads.

Note: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly aligned. Our Tuner Drill Jig ensures the correct spacing for accurate tuning.

"The Golden Age Restoration tuners are really great. I have just put them onto my 1929 Gibson L-1. I like the fact that someone went to the trouble of making them look right."
—John Evans, Brussels Belgium

"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


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 2513-N
    • 0.281 lbs. (0.13 kg)
    • 2513-RB
    • 0.285 lbs. (0.13 kg)
    • 2513-RN
    • 0.282 lbs. (0.13 kg)

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3.0

Nice but not great

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I purchased these to replace the original brass tuners on my late 30's Gibson L-00. It was difficult to find tuners that fit the 1.23" screw spacing. But these did. I was hoping to find some Waverly's, but there are the only ones to fit. They look great, however, the gearing is not as tight and mimics the play on an original set...unlike the way Waverly's are smooth. You get (I got) what you pay for....So, good, but not great.

5.0

Very nice!

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I bought these tuners to replace original tuners on a 40's Harmony lap steel I'd restored and modified. The original tuners were in amazing shape and fully operational. But I use this instrument for recording, and the old tuners were never great. The new tuners provided an easier tuning experience, a better gear ratio, AND they look great. The quality is evident. They pretty much dropped right in, spacing-wise, another plus. Huge overall improvement even though there was nothing technically wrong with the originals.

4.0

great

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great look, great quality, great price

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