We're pleased to introduce these fine quality pre-World War II style tuning machines. Their simple open-gear 6-on-plate design will improve the tuning of Stella, Martin and similar slot-head 12-string guitars, without adding significant weight to the peghead. The antiqued steel finish adds an appropriately authentic look to reproduction instruments, too. Complete set for 12-string slotted peghead.
"For 20 years we've been dying for someone to manufacture tuners like these. People who build replica instruments or who do any restoration or repair work are just going to love these. Absolutely terrific, StewMac!" — Frank Ford, Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto CA
• Rectangular antiqued steel baseplates with vintage-style square riveted worm supports
• Antiqued steel string posts for slotted pegheads
• 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
• Original-shape cream or black plastic knobs
• .922" (23.42mm) string post spacing
• .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
• Mounting screws included
Note: Mounting screw holes on original 12-string tuners varied widely.
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.
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.