Vintage-style Tuner Knobs

Vintage-style Tuner Knobs

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Dark Tortoise

Dark Tortoise

Item # 0114
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$3.27

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Cream

Cream

Item # 0111
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$2.15

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Black

Black

Item # 0111-B
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$2.15

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Ivoroid

Ivoroid

Item # 0112
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$3.27

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs White

White

Item # 0113
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$2.05

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs Ebony

Ebony

Item # 0144
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$2.70

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Vintage-style Tuner Knobs

About This Item

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

Get a warm, rich look with our new dark tortoise tuner knobs.

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

Knob description Hole description
#0111
20s-style cream
3/32" x 5/32" rectangular hole with rounded ends
Cream knobs are used on Golden Age Restoration Tuners
#0111-B
20s-style black
3/32" x 5/32" rectangular hole with rounded ends
Black knobs can be used on Golden Age Restoration Tuners
#0112
Grained ivoroid
3/32"-diameter round hole
Ivoroid knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines
#0113
White plastic
5/64" x 9/64" rectangular hole with rounded ends
White knobs are used on Vintage-style 3-on-Plate Tuners
#0144
Black ebony
3/32"-diameter round shaft hole
Ebony knobs are used on Waverly Guitar Tuning Machines
#0114
Dark tortoise
3/32"-diameter round shaft hole
Dark tortoise 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.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Replacing damaged tuner knobs

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.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Vintage Tuner Knobs

Instructions for installing replacement Vintage Tuner Knobs, including how to remove old tuner knobs.

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4.0

Good replacement tuner knobs.

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Verified Buyer


These knobs work great and installing was easy after watching Dan's video, I couldn't done it without the help. I just wished they came with an antiqued finish...

5.0

plastic tuners

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site was fairly easy to use. It was great to find what I needed for my vintage 1946 arch top Harmony. I will keep using stewmac when I need parts.

4.0

Worked fine

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I had to replace a tuning knob on a 1946 Gibson BR-6 lap steel guitar.

This worked great with just a little Dremel modification. It is larger than the original, but unless you knew it was replaced, I doubt you would notice it.

5.0

Integrity!

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Integrity!

5.0

Perfect

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Watched Dan's video on installing new tuner buttons and replaced the shriveled buttons on a set of Kluson no-lines with the cream buttons.

5.0

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S/M had exactly the parts I was looking for so
I could fix my 1953 Gibson LG-1. And fast delivery

5.0

Lovely buttons

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Got ebony buttons to replace the nickel originals on a set of Grover Sta-Tires. With the help of the video for lining up the holes for enlarging slightly on the drill press - an easy swap. They look great, with expert finishing and black black ebony.

2.0

Cream Butterbean Kluson Buttons

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I bought a few tuner replacement buttons a few years back, you simply heated the shaft and the button would slide right on, no problem. I recently bought the cream buttons to replace crumbling buttons on a Gibson ES 125, they are a complete disaster. I heated the shaft, tried to get one on and white lines started showing up in the sides of the button. I see Dan is drilling out the button hole at center point, I suppose to "help" the button on the shaft. What might I ask, is the problem with the button manufacturer that the round center hole is not molded into the plastic? So I setup a drill press, make a centering bit to center the button under the drill press, drill them out and press them on.....Really?

5.0

Tortoise Buttons

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These are way better quality than I expected! They’re not made from cheap plastic, maybe some type of resin (they probably mention it in the description). They’re a little tougher to install. I had to re-heat the posts a few times with a soldering iron, but they look outstanding and should hold up longer than I will. I think they look a lot classier than black or white buttons.

5.0

Good Knobs

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Verified Buyer


There are many replacement tuner knobs to chose from. Typically, I'm looking for knobs to replace ancient Bakelite-y knobs that have disintegrated. White knobs look garish on an old guitar. The cream knobs that some sell don't look aged enough. These "vintage-style" knobs have the right look for an old guitar and melt on easy.

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