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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Slotted Peghead Guitar

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Slotted Peghead Guitar Relic nickel with cream knobs

Relic nickel with cream knobs

Item # 2502
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Slotted Peghead Guitar Relic nickel with black knobs

Relic nickel with black knobs

Item # 2502-B
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Slotted Peghead Guitar

About This Item

At last! Quality authentic style machines for slotted-peghead Martin, Stella, and similar 12-string guitars.

Their simple open-gear 6-on-plate design will improve tuning without adding significant weight to the peghead. Relic nickel finish adds an authentic look to vintage and reproduction instruments. Complete set for 12-string slotted peghead.

"For 20 years we've been dying for someone to manufacture tuners like these. People who build replica instruments or who do any restoration or repair work are just going to love these. Absolutely terrific, StewMac!"
— Frank Ford, Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto CA

"Guys like me have waited a long time for these, and they're a dream come true. They're great — nice and tight, with a good gear ratio, and they allow me to keep the old-style spacing so I can have a headstock of the same dimensions as the originals."
— Todd Cambio, Fraulini Guitars

  • Rectangular steel baseplates with vintage-style square riveted worm supports
  • Steel string posts for slotted pegheads
  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Original-shape cream or black plastic knobs
  • .922" (23.42mm) string post spacing
  • .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Mounting screws included
Note: Mounting screw spacing on original 12-string tuners varied widely.

Installation Tips

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1714 Depth-stop Drill Bit (3/32" 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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    • Weight
    • 2502
    • 0.474 lbs. (0.22 kg)
    • 2502-B
    • 0.476 lbs. (0.22 kg)
    • 2518
    • 0.473 lbs. (0.21 kg)
    • 2518-B
    • 0.473 lbs. (0.21 kg)

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String for slotted peghead

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these just drop in...no new holes. they function perfectly and look fantastic

5.0

Great replacement

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I recently restored a 1902-1904 Grunewald Harp Twelve Guitar. This was the forerunner of the twelve string guitars. The old tuners were in bad shape. But these tuners were an exact match and truly represented the style and age of the origional ones. Great job Stew Mac. Luthier Larry Threet, Lexington SC

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A needed fix

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These are a great replacement for those early Martin 12 string slot head tuners that are almost always virtually non-functioning. Makes those old beauties a breeze to tune up.

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