Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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.


Use #2062 Reamer to install these bushings:

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String Mounting Instructions for Locking Guitar Tuning Machines

Instructions for stringing Locking guitar Tuning Machines.

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    • 0.353 lbs. (0.16 kg)

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good tuners

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These are good tuners and they look cool too. It's nonsense that you can't fit a low E string there û I used a .056 without any problems. Actually I am amazed someone might be unable to do it. You just unscrew the locking head until your string passes.

They'd get five stars if the ratio was 18:1


RESCIND- Low E string fit review

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What they don't tell you.

I did get a .049 to fit through. The locking head may fall off in your hand first, but then you know it's one thread back on and the string should out though. Close but it works. Don't lose the original screws unless you want to try "their" longer screws.

Don't make the mistake I did and not replace the inner sleeve. It's hammer-time!. The new sleeves are loose. I took some grey picture tacking putty and applied a very thin coat in two or three places around the cylinder, so it doesn't squoose out. Works fine. This is on a Telecaster Hot Rod.

Better than the tuners that came with it. Know what I mean?


Low E Strings that don't fit

(Customer's Reviews)

They forget to mention you are limited in the size of the low E string that will go through the hole. .049 and 0.50 are definitely out. They won't go through the hole. I had to use Lite strings, .009 to .042. Not happy


A nice alternative to vintage tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

Hello Everyone:

a lot of us want to replace the worn out tuners or put locking tuners on a guitar to keep the strings in tune, right?.

well these tuners offer a lot, best of all if you have a vintage strat or tele that has the kluson style tuners, it will work, it's also great for the newer reissues especially if you have a strat with a whammy.

why drill out new holes and ruin that investment when you can drop these right in.

now please note you might have to use different bushings depending on the holes drilled in the headstock, fender used two different sizes on their recent reissues, the USA models use the standard size in most cases, where the Imports from Japan and Mexico in some cases you might have larger holes.

they do make adapter bushings, and in most cases the original bushings will work with these tuning keys.

I purchased this set for my tele, big difference, nice and smooth, best of all no slop when winding the strings.

Take Care



Good upgrade. 

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I used these on a Japanese made Jazzmaster as part of an overall rebuild, they're a lot better than the previous tuners. They have both a better feel to them and will make changing strings easier, and probably hold the tune a little better. Good buy!

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