Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

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Gotoh Locking Vintage Oval Knob 6-In-Line Tuners

About This Item

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

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.

Nickel.

Installation Tips

Bushings: We recommend the #2062 Bushing Reamer (.340" diameter) to cut a clean, accurate counterbore for a professional job. Fit the press-fit tuner bushings correctly so your tuners will work smoothly.

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1713 Depth-stop Drill Bit (No.44 bit) for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


Use #2062 Reamer to install these bushings:

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Instructions

Product Instructions

String Mounting Instructions for Locking Guitar Tuning Machines

Instructions for stringing Locking guitar Tuning Machines.

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    • 1954
    • 0.3530 lbs. (0.16 kg)

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5.0

Great Replacement

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These dropped In replacing the horrible stock vintage tuners on my Squire Strat. It wasn’t just me as I watched videos of others having just as many problems with the originals. These are a treat.

5.0

Perfect fit!

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Perfect locking tuners for a '97 Clapton strat. Did not have to drill any holes, and didn't even have to replace the bushings inserts.

5.0

EASY UPGRADE

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Got the Vintage Locking tuners for my Fender EOB Strat. I did not like the standard tuners; ordered these - they dropped in to the existing press fit bushings. It is so much better now. They have smaller holes for the unwound strings. They are different than the Sperzel type, the lock occurs when you wind the knobs. Just as effective.

5.0

Perfect fit for Squire Classic Vibe Custom Telecaster

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I was looking for locking tuners to replace the top loading ones that came with my CV Tele. I was able to drop these right in using the existing bushings and screws. Very easy and took about 5 minutes. Now string changes are much easier. I always has trouble getting the high strings to grab with the top loaders.

5.0

Gotoh locking tuners

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Love them on my '99 Tele '52 reissue. Havent had to retune in a week

5.0

Kay rebuild

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Crazy !!
I saw a Stew Mac video using these tuners on a 60s Kay, as I was rebuilding a 60s Kay with the same headstock, for a friend of mine. He loves the way it turned out plus the benefit of locking the strings.

4.0

Good for thinline telecaster

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I put these on my China made Fender Thinline Tele. They fit well and are an upgrade from the stock tuners. You'll probably need wood putty to fill in old holes, hand drill, bit and a straight edge for alignment. It's still an easy project and the locking tuners are quite good.

5.0

Best Choice For Locking Tuners

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I use these tuners almost exclusively on my guitars. They offer great vintage style and with less weight on the headstock.

Stevie Dupree - SoulBilly U.S.A.

5.0

Good look and practical function

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These have a simple lock feature that engages when the string is tightened. You must keep tension on the string until the lock engages. You can make an error if you open the string locks too much and suffer from string winding on post (high E, especially). The higher 3 strings get special tuners with smaller clearance to the string inside the hole of the tuner. The trick is to open the holes only as much as you need to insert the string easily. When I did this, I had an easy time of string change. They look truly vintage in design and the lock feature is hidden.
It would be nice to have them in an aged finish like the one offerred on the non-locking type.

5.0

Great drop-in Locking Tuner

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I installed these on my Fender American Classic Baja Tele. They drop right into place with no reaming or modifications of any kind, actually, I was able to leave the original bushings in place. They operate a lot differently than my other locking tuners, but I think they will actually string up faster. Yes, they are very stiff, but they are brand new and I'm not concerned about that.

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