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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Dark Tortoise

Dark Tortoise

Item # 0114
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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Cream

Cream

Item # 0111
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$1.83

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Black

Black

Item # 0111-B
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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Ivoroid

Ivoroid

Item # 0112
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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs White

White

Item # 0113
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$1.73

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Ebony

Ebony

Item # 0144
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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs

About This Item

Resurrect those old tuners and guitars!
Perfect replacements for deteriorating vintage instrument tuner knobs.

Get a warm, rich look with our new dark tortoise tuner knobs.

All knobs are 11/16" x 9/16". Sold individually.

Knob description Hole description
#0111
20s-style cream
3/32" x 5/32" rectangular hole with rounded ends
Cream knobs are used on Golden Age Restoration Tuners
#0111-B
20s-style black
3/32" x 5/32" rectangular hole with rounded ends
Black knobs can be used on Golden Age Restoration Tuners
#0112
Grained ivoroid
3/32"-diameter round hole
Ivoroid knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines
#0113
White plastic
5/64" x 9/64" rectangular hole with rounded ends
White knobs are used on Vintage-style 3-on-Plate Tuners
#0144
Black ebony
3/32"-diameter round shaft hole
Ebony knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines
#0114
Dark tortoise
3/32"-diameter round shaft hole
Dark tortoise knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines

See pictures for close-ups of the shaft holes.

Replacing tuner knobs is a simple repair, we recommend these instructions to guide you.

Color-matching Cream Parts and Bindings
There have always been slight variations in the color of the cream plastic parts used on Gibson and other guitars. It's not uncommon to see brand new and vintage guitars with bindings, pickup rings, toggle switch rings and pickguards that don't perfectly match in color. We do our best to match all our cream products, but there's no absolute control from batch to batch, or from supplier to supplier.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Replacing damaged tuner knobs

This week, Dan's got a 1957 Les Paul Junior in his shop. It hasn't been out of the case in 25 years, and the tuners are unusable. Here's how to put new knobs on old tuners.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Vintage Tuner Knobs

Instructions for installing replacement Vintage Tuner Knobs, including how to remove old tuner knobs.

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5.0

perfect match

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perfect match to my remaining 5 knobs

5.0

Vintage -Tuner Knobs

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Got it quickly, fit perfect and looks great !....Glad I found StewMac ........

5.0

vintage style tuner knobs

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I used these to replace the deteriorated celluloid knobs on a 1954 Gibson ES-125. I simply chipped off the originals,,cleaned up the stems, and pressed these on with a vise. I probably should have heated the stems with a soldering gun, because I got a little white stress line where the stem is-not a big deal, and if you are using white or ivory knobs it probably wouldn't show(these were black) all in all-a good product for this repair.

5.0

An easy intercontinental transaction.

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Just what I needed and at a great price too. Very pleased with both the service and the quality of the goods.

3.0

Not vintage spec

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The original buttons on my Gibson L50 are noticeably more contoured than these. They're fine for a modern guitar but on a vintage guitar every detail matters.

1.0

Not for "vintage"

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These (white) buttons are made of some modern vinyl/ABS construction material which CAN - NOT - BE - MELTED - ONTO - THE - SHAFT in the traditional way. The traditional ("vintage") way is to heat the buttons in boiling water then press them onto a heated shaft..This stuff LAUGHS at the boling point, my friend, and if you heated the old vintage kluson shaft to hot enough to soften one of these things, the shaft would melt first....

5.0

Put new knobs on that thing

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These knobs look like the original vintage Kluson knobs. I was a little apprehensive to do the install but I watched the video and did it that way. I recommend using the video method and ordering an extra knob or two in case you goof one up. A good vise and patience are key elements. I got good results and they all crank fine and look original (cream color).

5.0

Tuner knobs

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Great product. I recommend following procedure shown by Dan Erlewine.

5.0

Finishing Touch

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Repaired a late 19th century Italian parlour guitar which had a very thin headstock. Managed to find tuners which fitted, but the only problem was the buttons had long gone. Thanks to these on StewMac I have a wonderful guitar which will be playable for many years to come. Easy to fit and they look really good.

5.0

They're Great!

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The perfect finishing touch on the restoration of my personal 1958, Gretsch lap-steel.
They look fantastic - and work well, too!

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