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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Engraved Bell-end

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Engraved Bell-end Relic nickel

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Item # 2508
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Engraved Bell-end Bright nickel

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Engraved Bell-end

About This Item

Pre-war tuners reborn! Our replica 3-on-plate tuners with distinctive engraved motif, as supplied by Waverly to guitar manufacturers from the 1920s to the '40s.

They feature authentic steel baseplates and ivoroid knobs, plus 15:1 gear ratio for better tuning than the originals.

Golden Age tuners are available exclusively from StewMac, made with our expert eye for details and exact specifications.

"One of the goals of the John Renbourn Custom Artist Edition guitar is to reflect the classy simplicity of early Martin instruments. Golden Age tuners provided us with a high quality, economically-priced and highly appropriate choice!" —Dick Boak, Martin Guitars

Golden Age tuners are the rebirth of popular early 20th Century tuning machine designs, featuring simple steel plates and open gears. Replacements for the originals have long been sought by collectors and repairmen, to restore older guitars and improve their tuning. Our special relic nickel-finished versions complement vintage hardware and add an authentic look to reproduction guitars.

  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Vintage-style riveted worm supports
  • Handsome grained ivoroid knobs; relic nickel tuners have knobs with a matte finish
  • .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Original mounting screw spacing (screws incuded)
  • 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
  • Bright nickel or relic nickel finishes
Also available to fit solid pegheads.

"The Golden Age Restoration tuners are really great. I have just put them onto my 1929 Gibson L-1...I like the fact that someone went to the trouble of making them look right." —John Evans, Brussels Belgium

"Great tuners with the right look and feel! The only thing different about them is that they are better made and more functional." —Richard Barnes, Pomona CA

Installation Tips

Peghole spacing: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly aligned. Our Tuning Machine Drill Jig for Slotted Pegheads ensures the correct 1-3/8" string roller spacing for accurate tuning.

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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    • 2508
    • 0.2580 lbs. (0.12 kg)
    • 2508-N
    • 0.2620 lbs. (0.12 kg)

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5.0

Restoration tuners work out well on restorations!

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I use the Golden Age tuners & Waverly tuners on all my newly built guitars, but recently I had a '27 Weymann Golden State in for restoration.
These tuners were made exactly for this guitar, even the screw holes lined up perfectly. It didn't hurt that the relic engraved finish matched the aged look of the guitar.
Thanks Stewmac!

5.0

Excellent

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Incredible!!!

5.0

Excellent

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The best quality at the best price!!!

5.0

Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Engraved Bell-end

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I’ve been using these for about six years on 00 sized steel string guitars with slotted headstocks and 12 frets clear. These have been easy to use as the dimensions are accurate so installation is straightforward. The function is smooth, tight, and my clients love the look. Picture is on a curly bloodwood peghead (sorry about sloppy strings).

5.0

Replacement tuners

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I would highly recommend Stewmac for their customer care and top notch products and service.
Thank you.
Regards
Pete Halsey (Halsey Guitars UK)

4.0

Posts were too long

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Verified Buyer


I chose these tuners for the restoration of my 1920's Regal, I needed a short post and even the 1 inch posts on these tuners were just a little too long. I filed about 1/16 off each post and they fit good. Nice looking and I love the 15 to 1 ratio.

4.0

Great look, great price.

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Verified Buyer


Grab a micrometer and triple-check before dropping them in.

5.0

Golden Age Tuners

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Verified Buyer


These look great and work perfect as replacements for our customer's Martin 000-15M.

3.0

Great replicas

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Verified Buyer


These are nicely done replicas, but I would prefer it if they had decided to make the buttons more yellowed looking so that they would also look aged.

5.0

excellent value

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Verified Buyer


I'm very happy with these tuners. The work and look wonderful and are very reasonably priced.

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