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Gotoh Vintage-style Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Gotoh Vintage-style Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners Nickel

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Item # 0648
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Gotoh Vintage-style Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners Relic Nickel

Relic Nickel

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Gotoh Vintage-style Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners Gold

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Gotoh Vintage-style Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

About This Item

These fine reproductions feature old style stamped gear housings, but have modern improved 15:1 gearing for smoother, more precise action.

Set of 6-in-line.

The oval knobs on these tuners are just like the ones found on electric and acoustic guitars manufactured in the late 1940s to present.

New tuners with vintage appeal: distressed look of the Relic Nickel plating is perfect for repairing old guitars, when shiny new hardware just won't do.

Includes mounting screws and round press-fit peghead bushings. Peghole spacing is 4-11/16" (119.06mm). 11/32" (8.73mm)-diameter pegholes required.

Also available: Special conversion bushings for installing tuning machines into 3/8" or 10mm pegholes, without redrilling.

6-in-line locking tuners, which are the perfect upgrade for old or new Fenders with "Kluson-style" tuners — they're a direct retrofit!


Installation Tips

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1713 Depth-stop Drill Bit (No.44 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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    • 0648
    • 0.3550 lbs. (0.16 kg)
    • 0648-G
    • 0.3615 lbs. (0.16 kg)
    • 0648-RN
    • 0.360 lbs. (0.16 kg)

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4.0

Nice upgrade to my 2015 Squier Bullet stratocaster

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Pros:

- They look awesome and they are a perfect match with my nickel bridge
- I prefer the Vintage style tuners over the modern ones. By precutting the length, you have the right amount of lengths all the time. Also, there is no danger of stabbing yourself in the fingers because the strings goes deep in the holes before winding them
- Good quality metal, they look tough
- With my Tusk nut and Tusk string trees, they keep my guitar in tune pretty well
- The screws are easy to screw. Since a guitar headstock is made of hardwood (mine is maple), you have to pre-drilled with a 1/16 drill bit until you reach the lenght of the screw. Use soap to lubricate the screw and it will go in like in butter

Cons:

- They are a bit difficult to turn. It's probably because the knobs are a bit closer than the stock tuners and I have big hands
- I would have done the head of the screw larger so that it is sure to cover both tuners at the back. I had to put a metal nut for two of them because the chinese did a bad job drilling one of the tuner hole

Good replacement for a Squier Bullet stratocaster:

- You will have to drill the holes slightly larger than the originals. Go slow, try the bushing and if it is too tight, remove and drill again until it's a perfect fit. To remove the bushing easily, use the second largest allen key in your kit, it's a perfect fit. You can also use that to remove your old chrome ones
- Cover your old screws at the back with some wood filler because the new ones will not be at the same place
- The tuner of the low E string exceed the headstock by a few milimeters at the back. No big deal for me
- Use a 6 inches ruler to get the 6 tuners straight at the back of the headstock

5.0

Work very good!

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Installed on a tele neck,they look great and work great.

5.0

Gotoh vintage Klusons

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Went on my old MIJ '62 reissue Strat perfectly. Took all the slop out of the old setup - these are firm with no backlash...

5.0

Great Tuners

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I installed the relic nickel tuners on my Classic Player's 60's Strat and they look amazing. They seem to function properly and I had no issues with the install. The bushings were just a bit small for the opening but they fit snug after I wrapped them once in masking tape. One note - if you are going with the relic nickel tuners, I would go ahead and order the relic nickel string tree at the same time. Will definitely order again for future projects.

3.0

Gotoh Vintage-style Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners - AGED

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More like 'new old stock'. OK starting point though.

5.0

Just like Vintage only Better

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I've been using these for quite some time now, on the guitars that I build to vintage specs.
They look perfect. Gears are nice and tight with no slop or backlash. They feel real tight,
before mounting. I always run the machines and lubricate, before installation. And after
installation they feel perfect. I have replaced quite a few of these, on vintage instruments, that
my customers have trouble keeping in tune. They drop in with no modification, & work perfect.
I'm not a one product type of guy. There are lots of good tuning machines available. These are excellent. I have loved the Fender designed safety tuner pegs since I started playing in mid 60s.
I never have any string slippage. And very good tuning stability. Last thing to say about these, is that they are not very expensive. JW Guitars.

5.0

Excellent Quality and Great Price.

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For the price and quality, I bought 3 (more in the past), to have as required.

4.0

Gotoh Vintage-style Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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I unpackaged the tuners and installed them into a new Warmoth neck for one of my Stratocasters.
I was a bit disappointed that one of the bushing inserts did NOT match the remaining 5. Five had a trim or dress ring incorporated in the bushing. This is visible on the audience side of the head stock. The one was missing this treatment. Since I am sure it was a packaging error and had no adverse impact on the tuners performance I chose to just install what was sent and set up the neck. Plays fine, as I was sure it would. Not 100% satisfied BUT NOT a reflection on Stewart MacDonald in mu opinion. Dale Williams

Response from StewMac


Thank you for your review on these tuning machines. If there was a packaging error or a part was defective in your order, please let us know and we would be happy to get you what you need. You can use the "Contact Us" link on our site any time to get in touch with our Customer Service Team. - Spencer, Customer Support.

5.0

gotoh on my 2000 Muddy Waters Signature Telecaster 

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the stock tuners on my 2000 Muddy . were terrible. loose and not holding tune these are period correct and they fit and work . beautifully .i put a little strip of masking tape on the ferrells and the fit is nice and tight ,, i heeded the warning about the screws , and used the old ones ,, no problems ,,,great product !!!

1.0

Terrible screws

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This just ruined the headstock of my Tele. The junk screw broke off in the hole. I drilled a pilot hole, used wax to lubricate the screw and it still broke right where the threads end. Now I have a broken screw right where I should be screwing this tuner in place.

Response from StewMac


We are very sorry to hear about this screw breaking off in your headstock. I sent you an email regarding this and we hope to figure out a solution to this issue as quickly as we can.

- Spencer, Customer Support

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