Unique 3-on-plate tuning machines, as produced by Waverly in the World War I era.
Our Golden Age replicas were chosen for Martin's 000-28K Authentic 1921 reissue guitar, featuring unique 'worm-under-post' configuration (a popular style for the era).
"Mouse ear" steel baseplates with square worm supports, hatched lines, and fleur-de-lis (lily) engravings are a distinctive motif originally featured on Waverly tuners in the years around World War I.
Golden Age tuners are the rebirth of popular early 20th Century open-gear tuning machine designs. Replacements for the originals have long been sought by collectors and luthiers to restore older guitars and improve their tuning. They're ideal for adding an authentic vintage touch to reproduction instruments.
- 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
- Vintage-style square riveted worm supports
- Original-shape grained ivoroid Galalith knobs
- Worm gear under string post
- 0.236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
- Original mounting screw spacing (screws included)
- 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
- Bright nickel finish
Note: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly aligned. Our Tuner Drill Jig ensures the correct spacing for accurate tuning.
"People who build replica instruments or who do restoration or repair work are just going to love these."
—Frank Ford, vintage instrument repair expert
"Functionality and fine stylistic details are a must for any serious guitar, and Golden Age tuners fully deliver on both counts."
—Travis Atz, Recording King Guitars
"Golden Age tuners provided us with a high quality, economically-priced and highly appropriate choice."
—Dick Boak, Martin Guitars
"Superb function, aesthetics and detailing--clearly better made than the originals."
—Paul Hostetter, luthier