Schertler Tuning Machines for Solid 3+3 Peghead Guitar

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Swiss design and distinctive look! High quality 3-left/3-right Swiss-designed tuners that bring a distinctive look to steel-string guitars.

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Schertler Tuning Machines for Solid 3+3 Peghead Guitar Satin chrome with ebony

Satin chrome with ebony

Item # 5396
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$119.00

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Schertler Tuning Machines for Solid 3+3 Peghead Guitar Matte black with ebony

Matte black with ebony

Item # 5396-B
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$119.00

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Schertler Tuning Machines for Solid 3+3 Peghead Guitar Metallic with ebony

Metallic with ebony

Item # 5396-M
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$119.00

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Product Details

Swiss design and distinctive look! High quality 3-left/3-right Swiss-designed tuners that bring a distinctive look to steel-string guitars.

Schertler machines are precisely engineered with 18:1 gear ratio, nylon worm post bearings in a compact cast aluminum base, and adjustable knob tension. The result is impressively smooth and accurate operation. All models feature genuine polished ebony fitted with brass internal shaft bushings for durability, and eye-catching unplated brass crown gears.

Also available for slotted peghead steel string and classical guitars.

18:1 gear ratio
3-left/3-right with mounting screws
Removable ebony knobs
10mm (13/32") diameter pegholes required
Knurled press-fit peghead bushings
Available in satin chrome, matte black, and Metallic (translucent black)


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 5396
    • 0.488
    • 5396-B
    • 0.488
    • 5396-M
    • 0.488

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Schertler Tuning Machines for Solid 3+3 Peghead Guitar

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By mbuilder from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 18, 2014


I thought an update is necessary. Schertler have changed the grain orientation of the Ebony buttons, so they should not come loose in high humidity any more. Stew Mac (thank you) replaced the problem tuners and there have been no reports of any more problems from my customers. I am still using them.

String Breakers!

By Patrick Robbins from Murray, UT
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 08, 2013


First off, these tuners look great. If they functioned as well as they look I would be delighted in the product. But they do have several flaws. The first being they're responsible for 4 broken strings on my guitar already (2 e and 2 G strings), and I've only had them installed for four days. The string gets kinks in it when it wraps around the post, and when you tune down and back up, SNAP! All four strings have broken at the post. Next, they don't tune smoothly. They turn as smooth as glass, but I don't notice a change in pitch until after sometimes a whole turn of the button. Lastly, others have complained of the grain orientation causing their buttons to fall off. I've not experienced this, and live in a low humidity climate (Utah) so I don't anticipate this being an issue, but heed their warnings if you live in a high humidity climate. I won't be purchasing these again.

Design problems

By mbuilder from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 22, 2013


Firstly, I love these tuners. Smooth, accurate, not heavy and look great, and I have been using them in all my guitars. However, one guitar bounced with two failed tuners. The Ebony knobs were twisting around on the shaft. Further investigation revealed the guitar had been in high humidity. It has already been pointed out that grain of the Ebony is in the wrong direction, but that is unlikely to be a structural problem because the tuners are so smooth. However, under high humidity the Ebony will take up moisture and expand across the grain. The hole will get bigger, the ribbed brass insert in the knob will come loose and the tuner will fail. It looks as if the insert is glued, but in this case the glue failed in all 6 tuners since all were loose, but only two failed. These tunes are great if you look after your guitar and avoid high humidity, but are not suitable for musicians who are likely to submit their guitar to high humidity. Professional musicians sometimes don't have any choice, they still need to do the gig if it is raining and hot. That was the case here, 4 days of constant rain and temperatures around 34deg C. Failure is likely in tropical climates. I also think the screws are too small. They are a pain for old blokes like me with eyesight not like it used to be, and with constant use do tend to come loose. I am now thinking about changing to different tuners which is a great pity.

Smooth and accurate

By mbuilder from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Very smooth and accurate. It is true that the Ebony grain seems to run parallel to the shaft, but they are so smooth that is not likely to be a problem in use. In practice have had no problems.

engineering problems

By Mr. Noble from Denver, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 06, 2011


I purchased these based on their unusual looks. They are really cool looking; unfortunately, the ebony on the knobs is oriented with the grain going in exactly the wrong direction. Four of the six tuners had cracked knobs before they even got out of the box. The mechanism looked good, but I returned them before trying them on an instrument. They need to re-engineer this product.

Excellent Euro style tuner

By John Mayes from Norman,OK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 24, 2010


These seem to be models after Alessi tuners. They are VERY smooth, and precise. Look great (to me), and were a breeze to install. The grain on the buttons does run parallel to the shaft, but they turn soo easy I doubt it will be an issue. One of the smoothest tuners I've ever used. I wish they had a nickel plated version, or a gold plated for solid peghead, but for now I'm liking the "metallic" color.



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