Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Square-end

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Square-end With matte cream knobs

With matte cream knobs

Item # 2501
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Square-end With matte black knobs

With matte black knobs

Item # 2501-B
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Square-end

About This Item

"People who build replica instruments or who do restoration or repair work are just going to love these." —Frank Ford, vintage instrument repair expert

Pre-war style tuners reborn!
Our replica 3-on-plate tuners featuring square worm supports on rectangular steel plates. Their improved 15:1 gear ratio provides better tuning than the originals, and our popular relic nickel finish complements vintage hardware. Available with original-shape cream or black plastic knobs.

Golden Age tuners are exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald, made with our eye for details and exact specifications.

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. They add an authentic look to reproduction guitars.

  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Vintage-style riveted worm supports
  • Original-shape matte cream or matte black plastic knobs
  • .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Original mounting screw spacing (screws incuded)
  • 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
  • Relic nickel finish
Also available to fit solid pegheads and for 12-string guitar.

"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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    • Weight
    • 2501
    • 0.264 lbs. (0.12 kg)
    • 2501-B
    • 0.260 lbs. (0.12 kg)

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To make it fit better

(Customer's Reviews)

I've been using these many years. Great tuners and good looking! I happened to notice that I did not get the plate flush to the wood. I noticed that there are small washers around the string post on the inside. By giving the tight hole in the wood a small chamfer the washers had some room and the plate came very flush to the wood. Now I have to recall all the 50+ guitars I have installed these on! ;-)


a little play

(Customer's Reviews)

There's a little play on my B-string tuner but they seem relatively well made at this price point and the aesthetic is perfect. What would be really nice is if they had a bushing on the interior side of the shaft


Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar with Square-end Baseplates

(Customer's Reviews)

Exactly what I was looking for. Top quality and looks great on my 100 year old parlor guitar.

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