Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Locking versions of the classic oval knob, stamped housing tuners found on vintage Fender® guitars. For 6-in-line pegheads.

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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

Item # 1954
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Locking versions of the classic oval knob, stamped housing tuners found on vintage Fender® guitars. For 6-in-line pegheads.

6-in-line locking tuners that are the perfect upgrade for old or new Fenders with "Kluson-style" tuners — they're a direct retrofit!

These fine reproductions feature old style stamped gear housings, but have modern improved 15:1 gearing for smoother, more precise action.

All sets include mounting screws and round press-fit peghead bushings. Peghole spacing is 4-11/16" (119.06mm). 11/32" (8.73mm)-diameter pegholes required. Please note that 3 of the tuners have a green decal on the back of the machine. These 3 machines have a smaller diameter string hole, and are to be used with the unwound (G,B,E) strings.


Product Instructions

String Mounting Instructions for Locking Guitar Tuning Machines

Instructions for stringing Locking guitar Tuning Machines.

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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Good tuners, horrible mounting screws.  Make sure they fit your pegholes.

By K Anderson from Moss Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 22, 2013

Great tuners although I'm still wondering how to make them fit correctly on my MIM Deluxe strat. The pegholes are slightly bigger than the bushings supplied with these. Granted, that's not a knock on the tuners, but be sure what you have on your headstock before purchasing these... they're not a true retrofit for EVERY strat with vintage oval tuners.

What I can say about the tuners is that they are very attractive, pretty much identical to the Fender branded stuff. The action is very smooth. They install very nicely although be careful of the mounting screws, they are crappy and so if you're installing them on a new headstock with no holes make sure you pre-drill the holes for them or the heads will break off when you install them.

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By Rob Schnapf from Los angeles
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I think they work great. Very happy

These Tuners Rock!

By DJB from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 31, 2013

I was very skeptical on buying these tuners because of the terrible reviews on the screws that came with them. I had NO problems with the screws at all! These tuners are rock solid - I thought there would be a little play in them also but there's not. Great Tuners!

great tuners

By Jorge Aquiles from Los Angeles, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Awesome precise, feel good/look good tuners.

Only down side (I am being pick here) is that the top piece can completely come off making it a risk for them to get lost. However, if you have these tuners in a guitar and there is no strings, you are doing it wrong :)

Let me tell you the truth about this!

By coolmac from Korea
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Regarding poor screw, at least for my case.

I install it into my American Vintage '62 reissue.
You know, the screw that came with this tuner is about 2 mm longer than original screw in my strato. I also try to install new screw but, it was hard to set it down due to that 2mm, I suggest you that need to drill extra 2 mm for this new screw, if you don't then screw may break at last minute. so as I don't like to drill into my guitar, I just reuse my fender screw. so no issue at all.

And regarding Tuner Bushings, Gotoh's tuner post and Bushings was narrower than Fender's one, so if you need to keep current Bushings in Fender. Gotoh new tuner's post may have more gaps. so I removed Fender Bushings and install Gotoh's Bushings, it was more fit with Gotoh post. but, Still Gotoh Bushings was a little small than Fender's tuner hole, so Finally, I add some paper tape around Gotoh Bushings to make it more fit into tuner hole. Yes, Still it needs some manual touch but I'm happy with this locking tuner than original tuner for tuning.


By Caleb from Washington, DC
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 12, 2012

Works just as well as they say it does - super easy to instal. I didn't have problems with the screws, but I was replacing originals and the holes worked perfectly. It really does make a tuning difference.

Very good tuners, but very poor mounting screws

By Maurizio Giovanardi from ITALY (ROME)
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 19, 2011

The tuners are very solid and good to use, but I confirm that the screws are too weak: I drilled a good hole before than I force just a little bit on the latest two turns and the screw broke into the hole!
Fortunately I manage to drill a little hole near the old one and replace all the screws for better ones, but believe me, don'y use the SCREWS coming with the tuners, they are too risky !!

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By jadeharp from Murfreesboro,TN
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 15, 2011

From a distance, these look just like the vintage tuners. These were used on a new build and they fit, installed, and performed as advertised. I don't know why so many reviewers had so much trouble with the screws. You have to drill a proper hole and lube the threads. You have to screw it in incrementally. That is two turns in one turn out etc, until it bottoms out. If you bulldoze it in you're going to break the screw no matter how good it is.

Don't blame the screws, it's a poor workman that blames his tools. The only concern I have is the top cap,the actual string post,can be lost.I don't know if replacements are available so be careful when changing strings.

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By carlton wilkinson from victoria, tx
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 27, 2011

These help keep my strat in tune when dive bombing, although this particular style of locking tuner takes longer to change strings.

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By Alexander from Russia , Perm
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Everything is ok with the screws. Today I tried with hard maple. no problem. You just need to drill large enough hole.

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