Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Slotted Peghead Guitar

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 Bright nickel with cream knobs

Bright nickel with cream knobs

Item # 2518
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Slotted Peghead Guitar Bright nickel with black knobs

Bright nickel with black knobs

Item # 2518-B
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$65.05

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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; relic tuners have knobs with a matte finish
  • .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.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 2502
    • 0.4740 lbs. (0.22 kg)
    • 2502-B
    • 0.4760 lbs. (0.22 kg)
    • 2518
    • 0.4730 lbs. (0.21 kg)
    • 2518-B
    • 0.4730 lbs. (0.21 kg)

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5.0

New Life for a Great Guitar

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Verified Buyer


I acquired an 80s-era Martin D-12-35 10 years ago. It was a wonderful guitar, in pristine condition with a beautiful bell-like crystalline sound. Problem was: it took an eternity to get in tune and then wouldn’t stay there. The original tuners were completely worn out. I tried to live with it for 10 years, not really wanting to replace the original tuners or finding any replacements that I liked or looked good on the guitar. Finally, I decided I’d sell the guitar, but, before I did, I thought I’d look one more time for replacement tuners. I found and bought these. They fit perfectly and looked like they belonged on the guitar. I didn’t even have to drill new screw holes. The result was this wondrous guitar is easy to tune and stays in tune with the best of them. It’s easy to dial into a note with pin-point accuracy. It’s not overstating it to say these tuners allowed this guitar to come into its own. After playing guitar for 35 years, I can say this is the best money I’ve ever spent for a guitar accessory or upgrade. I’d unconditionally recommend these to anyone.

1.0

12 string tuner

By

Verified Buyer


does not fit...... waisted money

Response from StewMac


Hi J Gary,
We're very sorry to hear the Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Slotted Peghead Guitar were not the right fit for your project. Our guarantee is 100% satisfaction in every way. If a product doesn't meet your expectations, return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Our customer support team has decades of experience making customers happy.

5.0

A Tremendous Improvement!

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Verified Buyer


I used this set to replace the original tuners on a late '60s Silvertone (Harmony Stella) 12-string. Excellent fit. The new tuners use far fewer screws to attach the units to the peghead than the original set did, but the screw holes lined up just fine. I'm liking the improved gear ratio and the lack of old-tuner-sloppiness!

4.0

Nice for a 12 strings Brazilian Viola

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Verified Buyer


I am using them in a special Brazilian Viola with 12 strings (instead of the traditional 10 strings). They have good quality and math very well the instrument country style.

5.0

12 string retro replacement tuners

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Verified Buyer


Great. Switched out in 5 minutes. Perfect fit & look. Gave perfect tuning to a 60's Silvertone 12 string. Highly recommend.

5.0

Customer loves them

By

Verified Buyer


I have used these in the past and they always got rave reviews. I'm building a couple of 12-strings this summer and with use them then.

5.0

Golden Age 12 string slothead tuners

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Verified Buyer


I am very pleased with these tuners, both in function and in looks. They really gave my old 12 string the vintage look, and the black buttons really complete the package. ( i don't like white buttons on guitars, so i went with the black buttons ). They work smooth and well. I recommend these tuners.

5.0

Perfect Replacement for Vintage Tuners

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Verified Buyer


These are very high quality; they hold tuning, are very smooth turning and the finish and fit are superb. They are a perfect replacement for the worn out originals an a 1972 Martin D12-20 and actually an improvement over the originals.Get 'em, you can't go wrong!

5.0

Gooooood ^^

By

Verified Buyer


I made a mistake.
Installation So funny ^^

5.0

Golden Age  slotted head 12 string tuners

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Verified Buyer


My 1969 D12-20 Martin tuners have been worn out for 25 years and it was hardly ever played. I figured it was a goner. Always going out of tune when played. But then, these Golden Age replacements became aware to me, so I ordered them from StewMac. To my delight, they fit the old Martin slot head perfectly! I had to drill some new holes in the tuners to match my Martin's attachment holes which then matched perfectly. I am handy with my tools. Otherwise, I would have had to drill new holes in my Martin head and after careful measuring,I decided to drill the tuner plates instead. My choice worked great.There was lots of clearance on the plates where I drilled the new mounting holes.Some of the original plate holes lined up , so I only had to drill a few new holes on each plate. I'm Way Satisfied.Thanks

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