Golden Age A-style Mandolin Tuners

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Golden Age A-style Mandolin Tuners Bright nickel with black knobs

Bright nickel with black knobs

Item # 2511-N
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$48.30

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Golden Age A-style Mandolin Tuners Relic nickel with black knobs

Relic nickel with black knobs

Item # 2511-RN
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$62.10

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Golden Age A-style Mandolin Tuners Relic brass with black knobs

Relic brass with black knobs

Item # 2511-RB
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$56.30

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Golden Age A-style Mandolin Tuners Bright nickel with ivoroid knobs

Bright nickel with ivoroid knobs

Item # 2512-N
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$70.80

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Golden Age A-style Mandolin Tuners Relic nickel with ivoroid knobs

Relic nickel with ivoroid knobs

Item # 2512-RN
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$84.28

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Golden Age A-style Mandolin Tuners Relic brass with ivoroid knobs

Relic brass with ivoroid knobs

Item # 2512-RB
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$78.80

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Golden Age A-style Mandolin Tuners

Completely redesigned! Improved tuning for vintage-style mandolins, without giving up the authentic look.

Tired of fighting cantankerous old tuners but don't want to give up the vintage look? We have completely redesigned our Golden Age mandolin tuners! Under the direction of StewMac's Don MacRostie, renowned mandolin maker, we've brought back classic features of tuning machines from the pre-World War II era.

"Over the years we've tried every mandolin tuner under the sun. Of all the options, the Golden Age tuners have been the obvious choice for our mandolins." —Alex Rueb, Collings Guitars

F-style models also available.

The look of the old, the reliability of the new.
The look is more authentic than ever, but close-tolerance specifications, nylon worm bearings, and 15:1 gear ratio make Golden Age tuners smoother and more efficient than vintage machines ever were. Two optional relic finishes duplicate that "well-played" patina that makes most other modern tuners look johnny-come-lately on a vintage or reproduction instrument. The distinctive Loar-shape steel baseplates even have the same footprint and engraving as 1920s originals.

The details are 1920s too:
Old-style string post shape
Square worm supports
Straight-slot worm gear screws
Roundhead straight-slot mounting screws
Vintage-shape black or ivoroid knobs

Each set includes:
• Pair of 4-left, 4-right tuning machines
• Press-fit peghead bushings
• Mounting screws

Gear ratio15:1
String post diameter0.236" (6mm)
String post spacing29/32" standard (23mm)
Required peghole diameter.336" (8.53mm)

Tip: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly drilled. Our Mandolin Peghead Drill Jig ensures precise 29/32" spacing for accurate alignment for these tuning machines.



    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 2511-N
    • 0.340 lbs. (0.15 kg)
    • 2511-RB
    • 0.340 lbs. (0.15 kg)
    • 2511-RN
    • 0.340 lbs. (0.15 kg)
    • 2512-N
    • 0.340 lbs. (0.15 kg)
    • 2512-RB
    • 0.340 lbs. (0.15 kg)
    • 2512-RN
    • 0.340 lbs. (0.15 kg)

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Aesthetically and functionally sound. I, and my customers love them.

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A bit crude but functional. Quite a bit of slop in the worm/gear set but do the job for cost conscious customers.

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Look good and work well

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Replaced original tuners on an old Strad-O-Lin. I chose the least expensive bright nickel w/ black knobs. The black knobs have a nice vintage vibe and looked just right, and the tuners work well. The shaft spacing was just right. The quality level is about what you'd expect at this price. Too bad the ivoroid knob versions are so expensive.

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