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Economy A-style Mandolin Tuners

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Economy A-style Mandolin Tuners

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Economy A-style Mandolin Tuners

About This Item

Ideal tuners for fixing up those not so valuable, but dearly loved instruments.

14:1 ratio with white plastic knobs. Nickel-plated.

29/32" (23.02mm) string post spacing.
5/16" (7.94mm) diameter pegholes required.

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


Installation Tips

Peghole spacing: 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.

Bushings: We recommend the Standard Peghole Reamer to cut smooth, perfectly round holes.

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1712 Depth-stop Drill Bit (5/64" bit) for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.


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    • 0.3215 lbs. (0.15 kg)

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5.0

Exactly what I wanted!

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I purchased a great little mandolin at a garage sale for $6.00. The machine tuners were bad, so I replaced them with these and they work great!

5.0

Just what I needed for the thrift-store mandolin

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I bought a tired old mandolin from a thrift store. The tuners were nearly unusable so I put on a set of these. I had to drill out the peg holes a little but other than that, installation was a snap. It took all of an hour start to finish and now they work quite well.

3.0

Really economy cheap stuff

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Made in china, very poor, in my country there's a lot of better tuners.

5.0

Perfect for what I needed

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I've owned a late '50's Sicilian concert mandolin (flat- backed) since the early '80s, and when I got it the tuning machines were shot. A few years back tried replacing with Schallers, and though they were expensive, necessary modifications to their pot-metal chassis proved problematic. THESE from StewMac were just what the doctor ordered and much more like the originals: due to the weird design of the mandolin I had to go to town with a bench grinder and drill new string and mounting holes, but I knew that going in. The steel backing plate and the fact you can disassemble the gears and shafts facilitated all the necessary mods, and the end result is great. Turns out this mandolin was manufactured by one of Django Reinhard's favorite luthiers..

5.0

mandolin tuners

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Good product , reasonable price , prompt service .

4.0

knobs

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Good product but would like the option of black knobs. Otherwise it fits my need for an 8-string funky 'uke.

4.0

Value for money

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It will not bust the bank to buy these, work well look nice.

4.0

A fine choice

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I use these for my electric mandolin models. They are inexpensive and fit nicely to the headstock I designed. They are not super accurate but they hold the tuning and are cheap. you get what you pay for...

4.0

good value

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Tuners are a good value for the price

4.0

Very good bargain.

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If you are looking for a quality but cost effective tuner for a low cost instrument project... these are great! They turn relatively smoothly and stay in tune. They are not quite up to par with Grover's standards, but they are decent quality all the same!

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