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Golden Age Restoration Tuners

for Solid Peghead Guitar
with Scallop-end


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Pre-war Kluson style tuners reborn! Replica 3-on-plate tuners with "bent tab" worm supports, as made by Kluson from the 1930s to the '70s.

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
2503 Relic nickel Yes
$49.40
3 or more $44.46  

2503-N Bright nickel Yes
$39.30
3 or more $35.37  


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They feature authentic steel baseplates and white plastic 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.

Bright nickel tuners have original-shape white plastic knobs. Relic nickel tuners have the same knobs, but with a matte finish.

15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
Vintage-style riveted worm supports
.236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
Press-fit peghead bushings
Original mounting screw spacing (screws incuded)
1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing

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 Scallop-end
Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
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5 2-10-2014
Restoration Machine Heads

Swapped out my original Grover-V138N for the #2503 heads on my 2011 RNJ-25. It was a perfect swap out. I used the original bushings from the Grovers and it took all of 5 minutes. Great 15:1 accuracy!

Vacaguitar  USA
5 10-04-2013
Nice and easy

These tuners fit my 1947 Gibson Es-125 perfectly. For some reason, the supplied ferrules did not fit, but I used the existing ones no problem. Just wish they offered the tuner buttons in an off-white, but overall I'm happy.

Robroy 5  Okinawa, Japan
3 5-03-2013
Relic tuners a little too bright

The finish was way too bright to approximate an aged appearance. Also the tuners came with the thick bushings which did not fit my "Banner" LG-2. Luckily I had some vintage style bushings.

RestoGuitar  Cincinnati, Ohio USA Read my reviews (8)
5 3-27-2013
gibson LG-2 looking for tuners

british blues icon ian siegal's 1943 gibson LG-2 benefitted from these restoration tuners besides other minor operations. the old lady will stay in tune for the next 70 years.

ernst r. pozar  graz, austria - europe Read my reviews (3)
5 3-08-2013
Wonderful product!

The only thing is the BRIGHT white buttons. Need cream & black. Great product for new builds or (with some stain) vintage guitars.

Willysunday  Michigan Read my reviews (2)
4 2-09-2013
Very nice.

I needed tuners for a 193(6) Gibson L-30 archtop who's original tuners were long gone. I was quite pleased that these matched ALMOST perfectly. The screw holes align perfectly, and the radii of the scalloped ends match EXACTLY to the original's imprint.
Sadly, one of the eight mounting screws was half the length of the others, but I'm sure Stew Mac will correct this for me.
A relic'ed option for the buttons would have garnered a 5 star rating, as the white is a bit stark in contrast to the relic nickel finish.
Still, highly recommended tuners. Very smooth operation, good finish, and accurately reproduced.

Congletone  Oregon Read my reviews (3)
StewMac responds

Congletone,
We apologize for the short screw. We'll get a replacement screw sent out today. Thanks.

5 1-04-2013
Golden Age Plate Tuners

They look real nice on the Guitar I just finish. I'm glad to see you now have single 3 x 3 tuners of the same.

TW  Grand Rapids MI 49525 Read my reviews (3)
5 11-23-2012
Golden Age Restoration Tuners

Fitted to a 1935 Gibson L-37 as part of the restoration work. Perfect.

Bob Long  England Read my reviews (7)
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5 9-14-2012
GA SCALLOPED-END SOLID PH 4 TUNERS (ITEM 2503)

These tuners are great for the price. They matched to old apperance of my vintage Gibson accoustic, were very easy to install and work like a dream. Thanks for the product

Kenneth Dupuis  Breaux Bridge, LA Read my reviews (2)
5 9-13-2012
replacement tuners for 1934 Gibson L-OO

I needed to replace the tuners on a clients 1934 Gibson L-OO and these were the perfect fit. They made the tuner smoother and allowed him to keep his vintage look.

Delgado Guitars  Nashville, TN
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