Golden Age 1919 Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar

Golden Age 1919 Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar

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Golden Age 1919 Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar Bright Nickel with Mother of Pearl Knobs

Bright Nickel with Mother of Pearl Knobs

Item # 2519
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Golden Age 1919 Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar Relic Nickel with Mother of Pearl Knobs

Relic Nickel with Mother of Pearl Knobs

Item # 2519-RN
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Golden Age 1919 Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar

About This Item

Unique 3-on-plate tuning machines with true-to-vintage styling. Martin Guitars specially commissioned Golden Age to create these tuners for their 000-30 Authentic 1919 reissue guitar.

Lyre designs adorn the engraved steel baseplates, and the worm gears are mounted in old-style square supports. These tuners also feature the “worm-under-post” reverse gearing popular in the early part of the 20th Century.

Golden Age tuners are the rebirth of popular early 20th Century open-gear tuning machine designs. They're ideal for adding an authentic vintage touch to reproduction instruments, while also improving their tuning.

Available in Bright Nickel or Relic Nickel finish.

  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Vintage-style square riveted worm supports
  • Round mother-of-pearl knobs with vintage retainer screws
  • Worm gear under string post
  • 0.236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Original mounting screw spacing (screws included)
  • 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing

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.

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

"Functionality and fine stylistic details are a must for any serious guitar, and Golden Age tuners fully deliver on both counts."
—Travis Atz, Recording King Guitars

"Golden Age tuners provided us with a high quality, economically-priced and highly appropriate choice."
—Dick Boak, Martin Guitars

"Superb function, aesthetics and detailing--clearly better made than the originals."
—Paul Hostetter, luthier



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    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 2519
    • 0.300 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 2519-RN
    • 0.300 lbs. (0.14 kg)

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3.0

Reverse Geared!  They look Backwards

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I thought these would be perfect for a Parlor Guitar I'm building. I love the look and the feel of these tuners but I failed to notice the part in the descrption that explains: "These tuners also feature the “worm-under-post” reverse gearing popular in the early part of the 20th Century."
Basicl, I feel that in this day and age most customers will not appreciate the historical value and just think they are backwards.

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Good Value for Money

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I bought these tuners to replace a set of PWs on a Blueridge BR-371 parlor guitar that I had just purchased. The PW’s metal components and construction were great, but the knobs were extremely brittle and one broke, so I just replaced the set. I have purchased some new knobs from StewMac and will use the old PWs on a Wechter parlor that I have. It will give me a chance to try Dan Erlewine’s excellent video tutorial on knob replacement.

Related, I also recently bought a set of Waverlys from StewMac to see what all the fuss is about: $217 for a set? Must be great, right? At the same time, I also bought a set of Grovers. IF the Waverlys had been $130 or $150, *maybe.* But I MUCH preferred the Grovers. In addition to their being no discernible perceptual difference in my mind between the Grovers and the Waverlys, I actually think the Waverlys are LESS attractive than the Grovers because the tuning knob shaft is metal in color and not gold like the rest of the tuner. To each his own, of course.