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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Solid Peghead Guitar

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Solid Peghead Guitar

Item # 2521-B
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for 12-String Solid Peghead Guitar

About This Item

Pre-war tuners reborn! These fine quality tuners add a vintage touch to your 12-string Martin or similar guitar with solid peghead.

The simple 6-on-plate design and 15:1 open gears add less weight than most sets of 12 individual tuners, giving the guitar a more balanced feel.

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

Also available for slotted pegheads.

  • Nickel-plated steel baseplates
  • Vintage-style square riveted worm supports
  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Original-shape black plastic knobs
  • 0.922" (23.42mm) string post spacing
  • 0.236" (6mm) string post diameter
  • Press-fit peghead bushings
  • Mounting screws included
Note: Mounting screw spacing on vintage 12-string tuners varied widely.

Installation Tips

Bushings: We recommend the #2066 Bushing Reamer (.290" diameter) to cut a clean, accurate counterbore for a professional job. Fit the press-fit tuner bushings correctly so your tuners will work smoothly.

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
    • 2521-B
    • 0.4600 lbs. (0.21 kg)

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Nice keys

(Customer's Reviews)

But they don't have the right spacing for a Guild 12 string. Had to hack a repair on the stock keys on the Guild. Would be nice to have a quality replacement for them.


These restoration tuners have made many a customer very happy.

(Customer's Reviews)

Bought these for a 12 string late 1800's Italian made bowl-back mandolin. Cutting down the posts, and re drilling the string holes, they fit the headstock perfectly, and looked at home. The white button ones I treat ( my secret ) to age them.

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