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

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Pre-war tuners reborn! Our replica 3-on-plate tuners with distinctive engraved motif, as supplied by Waverly to guitar manufacturers from the 1920s to the '40s.

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Engraved Bell-end Relic nickel, ivoroid knob

Relic nickel, ivoroid knob

Item # 2507
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$76.50

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Engraved Bell-end Relic nickel, black knob

Relic nickel, black knob

Item # 2507-B
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$75.70

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Engraved Bell-end Bright nickel, ivoroid knob

Bright nickel, ivoroid knob

Item # 2507-N
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$64.90

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Product Details

Pre-war tuners reborn! Our replica 3-on-plate tuners with distinctive engraved motif, as supplied by Waverly to guitar manufacturers from the 1920s to the '40s.

They feature authentic steel baseplates and ivoroid 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 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
  • Handsome grained ivoroid or matte black knobs
  • .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Press-fit peghead bushings
  • Original mounting screw spacing (screws incuded)
  • 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
  • Bright nickel or relic nickel 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
    • 2507
    • 0.284
    • 2507-B
    • 0.278
    • 2507-N
    • 0.286

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

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Smooth tuners on restoration or new instrument

By Beau Hannam Guitars from Grand Junction, CO 
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 13, 2014


I put a set of these on a new instrument with a hand rubbed 1930s style sunburst (Stew Mac tobacco brown/vintage amber cant be beat!) and it looks great. Recommended

Great product

By David Newton from Beaumont, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 14, 2013


I use these on my new, vintage-style guitars. They work great and have the look. I hope you continue to offer the ivoroid buttons, and ditch the plain white ones.

2507-N Bright nickel, ivoroid knob

By benderb9 from St Petersburg,FL
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 14, 2012


I purchased the bright nickel tuners so they can age on their own, along with the trapeze tailpiece that was polished up. These went on a mid-sixties Framus Wander 5/1-50 parlor guitar and were perfect for it.They're much better tuners than it originally came with and have made this fine little old guitar back into the 'player' it is.Great product for those oldies out there that need a little updating in the hardware dept. Thanks StewMac

Great tuners

By JHW from Lexington, KY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 08, 2012


I have a 1960's Silvertone 1210 acoustic guitar. Somewhwere along the line someone replaced the tuners with cheap, flimsy chinese tuners that did not look right on the guitar. I replaced them with the bright nickel engraved tuners with ivoroid knobs. They fit perfectly, look great, and work well. The guitar stays in tune a long time. Will definitely use these again in the future.

Restoration delight!

By Hokum Jim from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I have a few sets of the resoration tuners on my old Nationals and they are nothing short of wonderful, would recommend to anyone who wants something vintage looking and fully functional. These engraved ones were bought to put on a 1917 Gibson L3 and they are fantastic, spot on in every way.

Great product!

By philip.musiclover from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I replace the tuners of my aged (?) Fender lap steel as they have turned unsightly, and Golden Age fits perfect except I have to add 2 holes which was a breeze. Now, my lap steel looks like just off the shelf! Love it!

Perfect fit

By jp reali from Washington, D.C.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 04, 2011


I purchased these tuners as replacements for an early 1930's Gibson L-00. They fit perfectly, lining up exactly with the original post and screw holes, and required no extra driling. I got the relic nickel, black knob version and they look fantastic and work great. Thank you Stew Mac!!

What great tuners!

By Daniel Roberts
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 20, 2010


The only downside to these tuners is that they weren't available 10 or 15 years ago. Everything in its time. I use the Waverly style relic nickel tuners as original equipment on the Roberts Minstrel model. These tuners have that whole vintage vibe in spades. Everything was done right witht these tuners and what a reasonable price for these wonderfully authentic tuners. My compliments to StewMac. I use these on new customs, the Minstrel models and for restorations!



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