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Grover 18:1 Sta-Tite (97-18 Series) 3+3 Tuners

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Grover 18:1 Sta-Tite (97-18 Series) 3+3 Tuners

About This Item

Grover Sta-Tite™ tuners are a modern version of a vintage design. For 3-left/3-right solid pegheads.

Each tuner features 18:1 gear ratio for fine tuning, a cast baseplate, vintage style scalloped knobs, and nylon worm bearings and tension screw for smooth operation.

Sets of 6 (3-left/3-right). Each set includes mounting screws and knurled press-fit peghead bushings. 11/32" (8.73mm) diameter pegholes required.

Also available for slotted pegheads.


Installation Tips

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 #1711 Depth-stop Drill Bit (No.50 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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    • 4592
    • 0.456 lbs. (0.21 kg)
    • 4592-G
    • 0.456 lbs. (0.21 kg)

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Very Nice

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Ordered these to replace the enclosed Grover look alike tuners on an old acoustic. The gears on these are machined vs stamped on the copies. The string posts in these tuners are thicker and much more precise. Stew Mac service and shipping time is second to none.

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Grover 18:1 Sta-Tites

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I bought these to replace wilkinson 'snot' tuners on 335 style guitar. They've made a massive difference with tuning stability but also the strings feel different. I always felt as though the strings 'sag' when playing bends, but they feel so much more 'definite' now when playing single notes, bends and chords.

The guitar now has a more expensive playability and I do believe the tone is clearer too. I was so surprised at the range of improvements new tuners could add. I must say that open backed tuners look great on a 3 per side headstock and these fitted the kluson style footprint perfectly.

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Grover Sta-tite 18-1 Tuners

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Excellent! Used to replace original tuners on a Vintage V300 MH all Mahogany
acoustic guitar, much better looking and much better as regards tuning!
Give me the look I wanted too!

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Grover Sta-tites

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Anyone who gives these less than 5 stars is not paying attention. You get about $75.00 worth of tuner for about 1/2 that price, and they look great. The 18:1 ratio makes fine tuning a snap. They come stock on all my acoustics.

4.0

good solid light-weight tuners

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i don't find much functional difference between these and waverlies - at $100 cheaper they are a bargain

5.0

Don't let the price fool you!

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I was a little apprehensive about buying these due to their low price. I'm used to spending closer to the $100 mark on high quality tuners, but I trust the brand and after reading the reviews decided to give em a try. I wanted something to replace the stock tuners on my Gretsch 5120 that still captured that vintage look. I was NOT disappointed.



The difference was noticeable right out of the box. The Grovers have a very smooth action and hold tune much better than the stock tuners...especially with the bigsby. Great product, would definitely buy again!

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Sta-Tite tuners for solid peg head

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I just installed a set of Sta-Tite tuners on my 50s Harmony (montgomery ward) archtop. I cant believe how nice these tuners are for the price. They were simple to install & look
fantastic. You cant go wrong with these. They live up to the name that's printed on them.

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Grover Tuners

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I just love Grover, 18:1 tuners! Grovers are made right here in Ohio, and, in my opinion, are the best tuners you can buy, for the least amount of money. I especially like the 18:1 gear ratio, because they give you extra control when tuning, and allow you to go right to the correct pitch, and stop there.

Also, my Les Paul, with Grover 18:1 tuners, holds it's tune better than any guitar I've ever had. If you're on a budget, get the Grovers! This set of "Stay-Tites" are beautiful, and have a nice, vintage look.

5.0

Solid Tuners, Great Value!

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I've bought two guitars with these tuners and just got a gold set for a guitar I'm building. As others have pointed out, they are a great alternative to more expensive vintage-style tuners. But they are great tuners in their own right, the 18-to-1 ratio providing a tactile sensitivity found only in modern tuners. Love 'em!

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The Perfect Vintage Tuners

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Having used every brand of tuning machine with a vintage look over the last 50 years, I can speak from experience that the 18:1 Grover Sta-Tites are the smoothest, most precise, most stable, and overall best functioning open back tuning machines on the planet. I use them on all of my vintage guitar builds and recommend them to all of my customers using the open back style.

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