Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Engraved Bell-end

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Engraved Bell-end Relic nickel, ivoroid knob

Relic nickel, ivoroid knob

Item # 2507
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Engraved Bell-end Bright nickel, ivoroid knob

Bright nickel, ivoroid knob

Item # 2507-N
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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with 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 exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald, made with our eye for details and exact specifications.

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

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
  • .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Press-fit peghead bushings
  • Original mounting screw spacing (screws incuded)
  • 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
  • Bright nickel or relic nickel finishes

Also available to fit slotted 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 Tuner Drill Jig ensures the correct 1-3/8" post spacing for accurate tuning.

Bushings: We recommend the #2062 Bushing Reamer (.340" 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
    • 2507
    • 0.2840 lbs. (0.13 kg)
    • 2507-B
    • 0.2780 lbs. (0.13 kg)
    • 2507-N
    • 0.2860 lbs. (0.13 kg)

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A definite upgrade

(Customer's Reviews)

Handsome tuners, easy to install and improves the playability of the entire instrument. I replaced the tuners on my 66 Stella and what a difference it made!


Smooth tuners on restoration or new instrument

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I put a set of these on a new instrument with a hand rubbed 1930s style sunburst (Stew Mac tobacco brown/vintage amber cant be beat!) and it looks great. Recommended


Great product

(Customer's Reviews)

I use these on my new, vintage-style guitars. They work great and have the look. I hope you continue to offer the ivoroid buttons, and ditch the plain white ones.


2507-N Bright nickel, ivoroid knob

(Customer's Reviews)

I purchased the bright nickel tuners so they can age on their own, along with the trapeze tailpiece that was polished up. These went on a mid-sixties Framus Wander 5/1-50 parlor guitar and were perfect for it.They're much better tuners than it originally came with and have made this fine little old guitar back into the 'player' it is.Great product for those oldies out there that need a little updating in the hardware dept. Thanks StewMac


Great tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

I have a 1960's Silvertone 1210 acoustic guitar. Somewhwere along the line someone replaced the tuners with cheap, flimsy chinese tuners that did not look right on the guitar. I replaced them with the bright nickel engraved tuners with ivoroid knobs. They fit perfectly, look great, and work well. The guitar stays in tune a long time. Will definitely use these again in the future.


Restoration delight!

(Customer's Reviews)

I have a few sets of the resoration tuners on my old Nationals and they are nothing short of wonderful, would recommend to anyone who wants something vintage looking and fully functional. These engraved ones were bought to put on a 1917 Gibson L3 and they are fantastic, spot on in every way.


Great product!

(Customer's Reviews)

I replace the tuners of my aged (?) Fender lap steel as they have turned unsightly, and Golden Age fits perfect except I have to add 2 holes which was a breeze. Now, my lap steel looks like just off the shelf! Love it!


Perfect fit

(Customer's Reviews)

I purchased these tuners as replacements for an early 1930's Gibson L-00. They fit perfectly, lining up exactly with the original post and screw holes, and required no extra driling. I got the relic nickel, black knob version and they look fantastic and work great. Thank you Stew Mac!!


What great tuners!

(Customer's Reviews)

The only downside to these tuners is that they weren't available 10 or 15 years ago. Everything in its time. I use the Waverly style relic nickel tuners as original equipment on the Roberts Minstrel model. These tuners have that whole vintage vibe in spades. Everything was done right witht these tuners and what a reasonable price for these wonderfully authentic tuners. My compliments to StewMac. I use these on new customs, the Minstrel models and for restorations!

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