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Gotoh Classical Guitar Tuners

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High quality machines with smooth tuning and removable knobs; their elegantly simple polished unplated brass baseplates have an incised vine motif.

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Gotoh Classical Guitar Tuners
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5835 With ivoroid knobs Yes
3 or more $70.14  

5836 With pearloid knobs Yes
3 or more $66.54  

5837 With ebony knobs Yes
3 or more $83.55  

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Complete sets of 14:1 tuners for nylon-string classic guitars with slotted peghead and 35mm (1-3/8") string roller spacing. The string roller sleeves are durable 3/8"-diameter white plastic. Mounting screws are included with each set.

To be sure these tuners fit your instrument, compare your existing machines and peghole dimensions to our listed specs to help determine the best replacement.
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Gotoh Classical Guitar Tuners
Gotoh Classical Guitar Tuners
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5 5-23-2011
An essential component not an afterthought

There is an old saying, 'you wouldn't think of ruining a ship for a ha'p'orth of tar.' No more, a quality instrument. After spending good materials and labor why fit it up with the cheapest tuners. These are a quality job at an economical cost. The detail includes thrust washers in the bearings to give a constant smooth action. There is no slop in the motion giving the player real control and fine tuning...a perfect job for a perfect finish. Only one detail to watch. The barrels are 9.95 to 10.05 mm dia. My 10mm drill is 9.95mm, so rendering a hole that is a tad tight and some gently reaming needed for a good fit.

Peter E  Bristol uk Read my reviews (4)
4 4-22-2011
The mysterious rattle

I recently purchased my third pair of Gotoh clasical guitar tuners. They look good, to me, work great and are reasonably priced. However, after I installed this set, with ebony knobs, I noticed a rattling noise while playing the instrument. I looked every where on the instrument to find "the mysterious rattle". Then one day, as I picked up the instrument, I heard the rattle without even playing the guitar. As I shook the guitar, I noticed that the rattle was comimg from the tuners. The tiny screws that hold the tuning knobs in place were not holding the washers tight and they were all vibrating while playing the instrument. The fix was to shorten each screw about 1/16" so the screw would not bottom out, but tighten the washer against the knob. That's it, problem solved.

Jim Barker  Tucson, AZ Read my reviews (3)
5 3-06-2011
Excellent Tuning Machines

These are great tuning machines, built very solid, elegant and not too flashy. They stay in tune well, have a smooth feel to the mechanics and the price is reasonable. They are all I use on my Nylon string instruments.

Bergeson Guitars  Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 10-22-2010
Great value, transformed my guitar

I have an old classical acoustic guitar, a Takamine that's always had some issues, basically since the day I got it. I'd always wondered if it were the cheap stock tuners, so I thought I'd take the gamble and replace them with the Gotoh product.

The product was a drop in replacement for my stock tuners, and I highly recommend you measure yours carefully before buying a replacement so that you're sure they'll fit.

Instead of the creaky sound and "jumpy" turning with the old tuners, these Gotoh's turn like butter. I think the gear ratio is a bit higher as well, they seem to wind the strings much faster.

The sound is as good or better than the originals. I wish I could say it made the guitar sing like a fine 10th century multimillion dollar guitar, but alas, the instrument is mediocre, but the tuners really make a big difference.

I highly recommend these. They're a pretty solid build, they look nice, and they work just great.

Not a bad price, either.

K Anderson  Moss Beach, CA Read my reviews (2)
5 6-07-2010
Gotoh Classical Tuners

Purchased as a simple upgrade for an Ibanez Nylon Slot Head. No fuss - drop in replacement for the low quality tuners stock on these gits. The screws provided are #2 Philips brass but very short 1/8". Required a set of longer bugle heads since the original git had pan heads. Otherwise the topmost hole required a pilot hole to be drilled. (old one's had the Lyra detail) No other mods needed & fit perfectly. These are fine quality tuners built to outlast the instrument. Cannot say enough about such a simple hardware change making a valuable difference and they even meet the wife's approval! The pearloid is actually very nice & finish is perfect - a huge upgrade to this very bottom end practice git. My order arrived next day... Stew-Mac - You folks are AWESOME!

HowY  Columbus, Ohio Read my reviews (2)
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