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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs

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Resurrect those old tuners and guitars!
Perfect replacements for deteriorating vintage instrument tuner knobs. Sold individually.

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  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0111 Cream Yes
12 or more $1.64  
36 or more $1.17  

0111-B Black Yes
12 or more $1.64  
36 or more $1.17  

0112 Ivoroid Yes
12 or more $2.53  
36 or more $2.08  

0113 White Yes
12 or more $1.54  
36 or more $1.07  

0144 Ebony Yes
12 or more $2.11  
36 or more $1.74  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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All knobs are 11/16" x 9/16".

Knob description Hole description
20s-style cream
3/32" x 5/32" rectangular hole with rounded ends
Cream knobs are used on Golden Age Restoration Tuners
20s-style black
3/32" x 5/32" rectangular hole with rounded ends
Black knobs can be used on Golden Age Restoration Tuners
Grained ivoroid
3/32"-diameter round hole
Ivoroid knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines
White plastic
5/64" x 9/64" rectangular hole with rounded ends
White knobs are used on Vintage-style 3-on-Plate Tuners
Black ebony
3/32"-diameter round shaft hole
Ebony knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines

See pictures for close-ups of the shaft holes.

Replacing tuner knobs is a simple repair, we recommend these instructions to guide you.

Color-matching Cream Parts and Bindings
There have always been slight variations in the color of the cream plastic parts used on Gibson and other guitars. It's not uncommon to see brand new and vintage guitars with bindings, pickup rings, toggle switch rings and pickguards that don't perfectly match in color. We do our best to match all our cream products, but there's no absolute control from batch to batch, or from supplier to supplier.
Replacing damaged tuner knobs
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In this issue:
This week, Dan's got a 1957 Les Paul Junior in his shop. It hasn't been out of the case in 25 years, and the tuners are unusable. Here's how to put new knobs on old tuners.

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs
Vintage-style Tuner Knobs
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5 2-09-2014
Put new knobs on that thing

These knobs look like the original vintage Kluson knobs. I was a little apprehensive to do the install but I watched the video and did it that way. I recommend using the video method and ordering an extra knob or two in case you goof one up. A good vise and patience are key elements. I got good results and they all crank fine and look original (cream color).

Commissioner  Norfolk, VA Read my reviews (8)
5 1-12-2014
Tuner knobs

Great product. I recommend following procedure shown by Dan Erlewine.

MED  Delray, FL Read my reviews (37)
5 10-31-2013
Job done!

Great service and product and thanks to the handy little installation video, I didn't screw up. Cheers!

Andrew Davies  Toronto, ON
5 9-25-2013
Finishing Touch

Repaired a late 19th century Italian parlour guitar which had a very thin headstock. Managed to find tuners which fitted, but the only problem was the buttons had long gone. Thanks to these on StewMac I have a wonderful guitar which will be playable for many years to come. Easy to fit and they look really good.

StevieB  Essex, England Read my reviews (5)
5 7-17-2013
Looking just as the knobs from the 50s and 60s

I replaced tuning knobs on my vintage Windsor archtop guitar with these knobs of white color. The new knobs look just like the knobs that were used on vintage guitars in the 50s and early 60s, and it is great to have them available. Of course I had to obtain a set of jeweler's files to shape the holes in the knobs to fit the tuner shafts, but glued in with StewMac Super Glue #30, the knobs work perfectly.

Vaclav Tomek  Seattle, WA Read my reviews (2)
5 6-07-2013
They're Great!

The perfect finishing touch on the restoration of my personal 1958, Gretsch lap-steel.
They look fantastic - and work well, too!

Cherry Picker Guitars  London, Ontario, Canada Read my reviews (3)
5 4-14-2013

Replaced to tuners on a vintage dulicmer guitar, looked great. easy to use.

TisDale Custom Guitars  Renton, WA, USA Read my reviews (52)
5 12-29-2012

I've used StewMac replacement knobs for five of my antique instruments. Two old Martins, a Gibson, an old Kay mandolin and even a 130-year-old Czech harp guitar. All of them need customizing of the hole (various drill sizes), and I read from one luthier that heating the buttons in near-boiling water softens the plastic so it won't crack. Pressing it together in my vise solves the problem with no glue needed.

Glue  New York
2 11-27-2012
cream tuner buttons!

Having used the white tuner buttons to overhaul Kluson tuners in the past, I decided to try the cream buttons for a 'vintage' look. I was a bit dissapointed in that the shaft seems to 'show-through' the buttons. It seems that the cream buttons are more translucent than the white ones. Just an observation! Rod

retrorod  outer banks, NC
5 11-11-2012
Ivoroid Pegs

Just right for my 1900 Windsor Artiste zither banjo which is under restoration. Needed some minor modification to fit, but exactly the right size and 'feel'. Fast international shipping as usual. Most satisfied, thanks!

AlanQ  United Kingdom Read my reviews (2)
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