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Grover A-Style 309 Mandolin Tuning Machines


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Engraved die-cast baseplates, 18:1 gear ratio. Complete sets of 4-left/4-right tuners, with equal-length knob shafts and removable pearloid plastic knobs.

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Grover A-Style 309 Mandolin Tuning Machines
 
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5676 Nickel, 4L/4R Yes
$59.67
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6 or more $48.33  

5676-G Gold, 4L/4R Yes
$80.10
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6 or more $64.87  


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Standard 29/32" (23mm) string post spacing; screws and knurled press-fit bushings included. Drill the peghole to 5/16" (7.94mm) and ream the face with our standard peghole reamer.

Tip: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly drilled. Our Mandolin Peghead Drill Jig ensures precise 29/32" spacing for accurate alignment for these tuning machines.


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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Grover A-Style 309 Mandolin Tuning Machines
Grover A-Style 309 Mandolin Tuning Machines
 
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5 3-08-2014
Great Scott

These Grover Mando Tuners are unbeatable! I use them on all my builds and I'm getting ready to purchase some for the Cigar Box UKE that I'm currently building! Thanks for all you do Mr Stewmac!

James Bernard  Odessa,FL Read my reviews (6)
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5 1-26-2014
309 A Style Tuners

Excellent product! Drop in fit on my The Loar LM-300 mandolin. Had to fill the old screw holes (3) and drill new ones (5), but no big deal. I would like a choice of tuner knobs as standard, but black ones are available. They function much better than the original equipment, in my opinion.

Tom R  Jurmala, Latvia Read my reviews (2)
5 7-27-2013
Grover's are great!

I had to fill in the original holes for the machine heads because the mandolin is 107 years old (they were exactly one inch apart and 15 to 1 gear ratio). So I bought the jig as well. After re-drilling the holes for the new Grover's which are 18 to 1 gear ratio and replacing the pick guard and refinishing the mandolin with a french buff shellac finish it turned out fantastic. The Grover's are so much better than the original machine heads (which must have been hand made) I would recommend these to anyone.

semaj  Bradenton, Florida Read my reviews (2)
5 5-23-2013
On my 3rd Grover upgrade.

So far I've replaced the stock tuners on one Breedlove mando and a Collings mandola. The Grovers are excellent, and the 18:1 ratio is really helpful for tuning precision. Beware - if you're picky about aesthetics, the Grovers hang off the bottom of the headstock on both instruments about 2mm. Some might consider that unsightly, I don't really care 'cause they *work* and I'm no longer fighting my tuners. The other visual issue (as mentioned by other reviewers) is the tuning shaft 'stickout'. I happen to like both the look and better access to the key, especially on the Collings with the concave shape of the peghead sides. The only mounting hole to line up on either instrument was the center one. I drilled both for the next pair of holes out from center. Outer holes on both are unused because the stock holes are just far enough out to a)not accept screws properly, and b)not allow enough material beside the existing holes to drill new holes. Works for me, but a 'proper' install is going to require filling and redrilling for the outer screws. Fair warning.

Jim Grammer  USA
4 3-20-2013
A bit bulky

They are good quality and work well. The base plate is large so be careful when profiling the back of the neck.

Fleer  Imperial, Mo. Read my reviews (29)
3 7-27-2012
Oversized base and shafts!

These have great gears and tuning performance. The main issue I have with these tuners is the overall look is over-sized and just don't look right on a mandolin. The reason is the base and tuner shafts are about 3/16" longer than every other tuners available. The plastic pearl buttons also mediocre.

Mike Black  Kansas
5 4-21-2012
Grover A Style tuning Machines

very suitable for Bouzouki & mandolin
the weight is just right & the price good & tuning is very smooth

Bernie Breslin  New Zealand Read my reviews (2)
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5 4-21-2012
Tuners used to build Mandolin & Bouzuiki

Great - I use these type of tuners for making Mandolins and Boozuikis. The weight is excellent, and the keep the tune for a long time. Superb! Attached is a photo of what we are making with them. Cheers Bernie from Donegal Fiddles, New Zealand

Bernie Breslin  New Zealand Read my reviews (2)
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5 8-17-2011
Very Nice

Excellent fit and finish. Could not ask for better at that price.

The Lefty Luthier  Spring Branch, Texas Read my reviews (40)
5 8-12-2011
Grover A-Style 309 Mandolin Tuning Machines

Looked great on the mandolin. High quality tuners at an afforable price. Staff easy to work with and orders arrive very quickly.

Fidl D  Chilhowie, VA Read my reviews (2)
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