They turned a low buck 12 fret guitar into a Caddilac.
I'm a beginner-level guitar student. I recently purchased a Recording King RP-06 parlor guitar and have really loved it -- except for the tuners, which were extremely finicky and difficult to adjust. A bit of Internet searching revealed that other more experienced players had solved this problem by swapping those tuners out for Grover Sta-Tite 18:1's.
Many of those same players recommended StewMac for their great prices and service. I therefore went ahead and purchased this set, then laid out $40 for a local luthier to do the swap. I couldn't be more pleased. It's remarkable how much better these Grover tuners are -- tuning is now a snap. And StewMac service has lived up to its reputation. Thank you Grover, thank you StewMac, and thank you to the individuals who posted their experiences on the Internet!
These tuners were the first, only and best choice for my 1920s lute. Had to slightly shorten the shafts on four of the machines so they don't touch on the very narrow peghead. They work great and perfectly match the look of older instruments.
Great tuners to use with Brazilian 10 strings guitar... But for this use, we need to cut on the screw hole to fit 2,5cm between pins..
I use the Grover 18:1 Sta-Tite machines on almost all the slot heads that I built. They are a great value and work as well as tuners costing 4 times as much and they look almost identical to the more expensive brands. A great product.
I purchased these tuners to replace Taylor 12-fret tuners. They were cosmetically nicer and have a higher gear ratio making the tuning process that much finer.
These good quality but low-cost tuners worked out very well for me. They were going into an Aria MM10 gypsy guitar which had terrible tuners. These Grovers were an excellent upgrade. I had to grind off the ends of the D and G tuners (almost always necessary with the SelMac design, figure at least 1/16") but this was easily done with a b*stard file. I also had to ream out the peg holes a little. The screw holes conflicted a little bit with the existing holes, but this was easy to address by plugging the holes in question and redrilling.
The 18:1 gear ratio delivers very precise tuning, and it has made this problematic instrument very usable -- it's now my main acoustic stage guitar. I will get another couple of sets of these tuners for other instruments that could use better tuning.
i installed the grover tuners on my dobro d60 they look real good and work very well a plus up grade.
These tuners superb!
I would recommend this to a friend.
I had to replace some generic 3-on-a-plate slot-head tuners on a harp guitar. Then I found that another plate tuner set wouldn't fit b/c of the harp head.
I went to these next--as they had come recommended by a few other associates. They look even better than my original choice and the smooth turning 18:1 gears are great!
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