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
Note: Mounting screw spacing on original 12-string tuners varied widely.
- 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; relic tuners have knobs with a matte finish
- .922" (23.42mm) string post spacing
- .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
- Mounting screws included
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.