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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob Tuners

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Locking versions of the classic oval knob, stamped housing tuners found on vintage Fender® guitars. For 6-in-line pegheads.

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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob Tuners
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1954 Nickel, 6-in-line Yes
3 or more $47.39  

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6-in-line locking tuners that are the perfect upgrade for old or new Fenders with "Kluson-style" tuners — they're a direct retrofit!

These fine reproductions feature old style stamped gear housings, but have modern improved 15:1 gearing for smoother, more precise action.

All sets include mounting screws and round press-fit peghead bushings. Peghole spacing is 4-11/16" (119.06mm). 11/32" (8.73mm)-diameter pegholes required. Please note that 3 of the tuners have a green decal on the back of the machine. These 3 machines have a smaller diameter string hole, and are to be used with the unwound (G,B,E) strings.

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 Locking Vintage Oval Knob Tuners
Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob Tuners
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5 3-14-2014
Great tuners

I just wish to tell you that these tuners where a perfect fit in my Fender Modern Player Stratocaster and they seem to be working very well. I did not even have to change the bushings or to drill anything, just perfekt. Thanks! :-)

Lars Bruhn  Nivå, Denmark
4 2-11-2014
Nice Replacements

Ordered these for MIM Fender Reissue neck. Fit in to existing footprint. I didn't have any trouble with the screws as mentioned in other reviews, so perhaps they addressed that problem. After I installed the tuners I used a peg winder to "loosen" the them. That seems to have worked. Tuners are relatively good at keeping in the guitar in tune. You need to be aware that the locking mechanisms will fall off if you don't keep track of them during string changes. That caught our tech by surprise.

JeffTweedy  Wake County, NC Read my reviews (3)
3 2-05-2014
ok..not great

i replaced factory installed tuners with these. it was a small improvement but the tuners are (1) too hard to turn (2) not precise enough for my ear. i de-installed them and replaced with gotoh mini-510's...

nick costantino  safety harbor, florida Read my reviews (9)
5 12-27-2013
Best locking tuners I've ever used.

And I've tried nearly all of them at one time or another. Beside the fact that they look nearly identical to the real vintage Fender machine heads, their locking mechanism is ingenious: no tools, screws or other separate string-locking mechanisms are involved. Simply slide the string into the hole (which in this case is vertical, not horizontal like on the originals) and turn the tuner until the string is taught. Snip off the string ends and tune. What could be simpler? I love these and plan to replace all of my Fender-style tuners with these lockers. A must-try unless you prefer bigger turning ratios, which are these tuners' only downside — and a very minor one at that.

Kirell Lakhman  Holbrook, NY Read my reviews (2)
5 12-13-2013
Perfect Replacement

These tuners fit perfectly in the existing holes and using the original trim collars and screws. Made the tuner replacement into a simple task.

TomS  Zellwood FL
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4 11-22-2013
look great but hard to turn

I got these for my Tele parts-o-caster which is mid-60's inspired. As much as possible, I am choosing parts that have a vintage look but with modern functionality. These tuners are just the ticket! I had no problem installing them, drill the right size holes and you won't break the screws. My only issue with these tuners is that they are very difficult to turn. Fortunately, since they are locking, they don't need to be turned very much. Maybe there is a way to lube these suckers.

gravydb  USA Read my reviews (2)
5 11-20-2013
Classic vibe with modern stability.

Awesome smooth locking tuners. They're tricky to get the string through, especially on the low E. It takes some messing around to get used to it. But they look and function great. Be warned, drill correct sized screw holes. I snapped one. And, if installing in 10mm holes, you need conversion bushings. The ones for sale here do not work. They still leave a little room around the shaft. The ones from another supplier work perfectly though.

Daddy-O  Philadelphia Read my reviews (7)
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5 11-02-2013
Great Upgrade

I didn't use the screws or the bushings provided. I just swapped out the tuners only on my Classic Vibe and it worked just fine. I love the look of vintage style tuners, hate the function and changing of strings. This is the best of both worlds and so much nicer!

Kaiser The Great  California
1 10-24-2013
Low quality screws damaged my guitar

First off, not writing this regarding the actual tuning keys, since I have yet to install them. Reason for that being that I attempted to install using the provided screws, which turned out to be of the worst quality I have ever encountered. The screws they provided with this set are the absolute worst. Basically the screws are so cheap that they broke in half during the installation and I am left with half of a screw lodged in the threads of my guitar. I have done many guitar mods and have also built several computers with cheap crappy screws. Yet I have never encountered something of this poor quality. I did not use excessive force for this installations since I never should have to when the threads are already there and of the correct width. The screws also went in straight as an angled screw install is a certain pet-peeve of mine. Despite my experience and care during this install, the poor quality of the implements involved resulted in what could amount to damage to a very valued and liked musical instrument. I suggest that if you have to get these tuners, use the stock screws that you already have. Otherwise you will end up having to break out the power drill on your precious instrument to deal with them.

SixStringSlinga  Brooklyn, NY
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4 7-22-2013
Good tuners, horrible mounting screws. Make sure they fit your pegholes.

Great tuners although I'm still wondering how to make them fit correctly on my MIM Deluxe strat. The pegholes are slightly bigger than the bushings supplied with these. Granted, that's not a knock on the tuners, but be sure what you have on your headstock before purchasing these... they're not a true retrofit for EVERY strat with vintage oval tuners. What I can say about the tuners is that they are very attractive, pretty much identical to the Fender branded stuff. The action is very smooth. They install very nicely although be careful of the mounting screws, they are crappy and so if you're installing them on a new headstock with no holes make sure you pre-drill the holes for them or the heads will break off when you install them.

K Anderson  Moss Beach, CA Read my reviews (2)
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