Schertler Guitar Tuning Keys for Slotted Pegheads

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Matte black with ebony

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Schertler Guitar Tuning Keys for Slotted Pegheads

About This Item

Swiss design and distinctive look! High quality open-gear tuners for 3-left/3-right steel-string guitars.

Schertler machines are precisely engineered with 18:1 gear ratio, nylon worm post bearings in a compact cast aluminum base, and adjustable knob tension. The result is impressively smooth and accurate operation. All models feature genuine polished ebony knobs fitted with brass internal shaft bushings for durability, and eye-catching unplated brass crown gears.

Also available for solid peghead steel string and classical guitars.

18:1 gear ratio
3-left/3-right with mounting screws
Removable ebony knobs
.236" (6mm) string post diameter

Installation Tips

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1712 Depth-stop Drill Bit (5/64" 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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    • 5397
    • 0.488 lbs. (0.22 kg)
    • 5397-B
    • 0.488 lbs. (0.22 kg)

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Amazing Tuning Pegs!!

(Customer's Reviews)

Normally, I wouldn't take the time to review a product, but this tuning pegs are unbelievable -- they FAR exceeded my expectations and were well worth the price. To be honest, I hadn't realized that it was possible for tuning pegs to operate so smoothly. The only problem is that, on my dobro (slot head, of course), with the pegs pointing up, they turn the wrong way! My guitar tech swears it's something to do with the pegs themselves.


Nice Look and Feel

(Customer's Reviews)

Bought these for a guitar currently under construction so they have not be installed yet. Thus, cannot comment on function but they seem to be made well and they have a unique look.


perfect for unique banjo design

(Customer's Reviews)

I used these in a pegbox style head on a custom banjo and they worked beautifully. They turn smoothly without any noticeable slack. It'd be nice to have the same color varieties for the slot head tuners as they do for the solid peghead tuners, but black is my first choice anyhow.

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