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Golden Age Restoration Tuners

for Solid Peghead Guitar
with Engraved Bell-end


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Pre-war tuners reborn! Our replica 3-on-plate tuners with distinctive engraved motif, as supplied by Waverly to guitar manufacturers from the 1920s to the '40s.

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Engraved Bell-end
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
2507 Relic nickel, ivoroid knob Yes
$76.50
3 or more $68.85  

2507-B Relic nickel, black knob Yes
$75.70
3 or more $67.95  

2507-N Bright nickel, ivoroid knob Yes
$64.90
3 or more $58.41  


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They feature authentic steel baseplates and ivoroid knobs, plus 15:1 gear ratio for better tuning than the originals.

Golden Age tuners are exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald, made with our eye for details and exact specifications.

"People who build replica instruments or who do restoration or repair work are just going to love these." —Frank Ford, vintage instrument repair expert

Golden Age tuners are the rebirth of popular early 20th Century tuning machine designs, featuring simple steel plates and open gears. Replacements for the originals have long been sought by collectors and repairmen, to restore older guitars and improve their tuning. Our special relic nickel-finished versions complement vintage hardware and add an authentic look to reproduction guitars.

  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Vintage-style riveted worm supports
  • Handsome grained ivoroid or matte black knobs
  • .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Press-fit peghead bushings
  • Original mounting screw spacing (screws incuded)
  • 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
  • Bright nickel or relic nickel finishes

Also available to fit slotted pegheads.

Note: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly aligned. Our Tuner Drill Jig ensures the correct spacing for accurate tuning.

"The Golden Age Restoration tuners are really great. I have just put them onto my 1929 Gibson L-1...I like the fact that someone went to the trouble of making them look right." —John Evans, Brussels Belgium

"Great tuners with the right look and feel! The only thing different about them is that they are better made and more functional." —Richard Barnes, Pomona CA

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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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Engraved Bell-end
Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Engraved Bell-end
 
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5 1-13-2014
Smooth tuners on restoration or new instrument

I put a set of these on a new instrument with a hand rubbed 1930s style sunburst (Stew Mac tobacco brown/vintage amber cant be beat!) and it looks great. Recommended

Beau Hannam Guitars  Read my reviews (31)
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4 2-14-2013
Great product

I use these on my new, vintage-style guitars. They work great and have the look. I hope you continue to offer the ivoroid buttons, and ditch the plain white ones.

David Newton  Beaumont, Tx Read my reviews (10)
5 10-14-2012
2507-N Bright nickel, ivoroid knob

I purchased the bright nickel tuners so they can age on their own, along with the trapeze tailpiece that was polished up. These went on a mid-sixties Framus Wander 5/1-50 parlor guitar and were perfect for it.They're much better tuners than it originally came with and have made this fine little old guitar back into the 'player' it is.Great product for those oldies out there that need a little updating in the hardware dept. Thanks StewMac

benderb9  St Petersburg,FL Read my reviews (19)
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3 5-04-2012
Wish they were a little better

Nice idea, but could be improved. the small diameter posts and screw-hole placement are good. The aging process looks quite synthetic - a simple chemical wash would likely be more attractive. The white buttons are simply ugly. Using a vintage-shaped ivoroid button would be a simple way of making the tuners look better. Functionally fine on a flat headstock, but on a Gibson with tapered headstock, the bending of the plate causes play in the tuners. All that said, there's not much else available in the world that's better - and certainly not at this price.

Mark Stutman  Ontario, Canada Read my reviews (4)
5 3-08-2012
Great tuners

I have a 1960's Silvertone 1210 acoustic guitar. Somewhwere along the line someone replaced the tuners with cheap, flimsy chinese tuners that did not look right on the guitar. I replaced them with the bright nickel engraved tuners with ivoroid knobs. They fit perfectly, look great, and work well. The guitar stays in tune a long time. Will definitely use these again in the future.

JHW  Lexington, KY Read my reviews (12)
5 1-11-2012
Restoration delight!

I have a few sets of the resoration tuners on my old Nationals and they are nothing short of wonderful, would recommend to anyone who wants something vintage looking and fully functional. These engraved ones were bought to put on a 1917 Gibson L3 and they are fantastic, spot on in every way.

Hokum Jim  UK
5 6-15-2011
Great product!

I replace the tuners of my aged (?) Fender lap steel as they have turned unsightly, and Golden Age fits perfect except I have to add 2 holes which was a breeze. Now, my lap steel looks like just off the shelf! Love it!

philip.musiclover  Ontario, Canada Read my reviews (4)
5 5-04-2011
Perfect fit

I purchased these tuners as replacements for an early 1930's Gibson L-00. They fit perfectly, lining up exactly with the original post and screw holes, and required no extra driling. I got the relic nickel, black knob version and they look fantastic and work great. Thank you Stew Mac!!

jp reali  Washington, D.C.
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5 3-02-2011
The only available relic tuners for solid heads

I used the relic ones to replace the worn out tuners of my 1926 Gibson oval soundhole archtop L4. This tuners look very genuine, you can hardly see it's replacement. It fits very well and although the shafts are a little bit thicker, you can use the original bushings and also the original screwholes. The new shafts are a bit longer and that is better than the old ones.

Freek van Eijk  Netherlands
5 11-20-2010
What great tuners!

The only downside to these tuners is that they weren't available 10 or 15 years ago. Everything in its time. I use the Waverly style relic nickel tuners as original equipment on the Roberts Minstrel model. These tuners have that whole vintage vibe in spades. Everything was done right witht these tuners and what a reasonable price for these wonderfully authentic tuners. My compliments to StewMac. I use these on new customs, the Minstrel models and for restorations!

Daniel Roberts  Read my reviews (3)
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