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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Square-end

Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Square-end

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Square-end With matte cream knobs

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Square-end With matte black knobs

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Slotted Peghead Guitar - Square-end

About This Item

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

Pre-war style tuners reborn!
Our replica 3-on-plate tuners featuring square worm supports on rectangular steel plates. Their improved 15:1 gear ratio provides better tuning than the originals, and our popular relic nickel finish complements vintage hardware. Available with original-shape cream or black plastic knobs.

Golden Age tuners are available exclusively from StewMac, made with our expert eye for details and exact specifications.

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. They add an authentic look to reproduction guitars.
  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Vintage-style riveted worm supports
  • Original-shape matte cream or matte black plastic knobs
  • .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Original mounting screw spacing (screws incuded)
  • 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
  • Relic nickel finish
Also available to fit solid pegheads and for 12-string guitar.

"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

Installation Tips

Peghole spacing: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly aligned. Our Tuning Machine Drill Jig for Slotted Pegheads ensures the correct 1-3/8" string roller spacing for accurate tuning.

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1714 Depth-stop Drill Bit (3/32" 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.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 2501
    • 0.2640 lbs. (0.12 kg)
    • 2501-B
    • 0.2600 lbs. (0.12 kg)

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5.0

Great vintage look and dependable

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I bought a '30s Slingerland May-Bell parlor guitar as a COVID-19 lockdown project. These tuners were almost a dead-on, drop-in replacement... which amazed me for a 90 year-old guitar. I had to massage the peg-holes, and refill and redrill a couple of screw holes, but more as a function of imperfections in the construction of the original guitar, not the new tuners. They look completely authentic and will perform like new.

4.0

Does the job well. Product highly recommended.

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Verified Buyer


I bought these for a 1930s renovation. Does the job and looks really good. BUT be aware importing to the UK: Merchandise amount $49.37. Shipping and handling $15.94 from the US. Customs Duty and handling into UK £16GBP. Total cost - eyewatering. Bought simliar set from CN post and duty free £9.50. That's why we have a problem - these could well have been manufactured in CN like almost everything else is these day. I would be very happy if that were not the case.

5.0

Perfect fit and look great

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Verified Buyer


Seriously I had my doubts, but these fit my TB Co (Tonk brothers) Sterling parlor guitar perfectly

5.0

Golden  Age Tuners replacement

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Verified Buyer


Stewmac was, as usual very prompt with delivery and, in this case very obliging in their handling of my situation with a prior purchase that wasn't working out for me. Thanks Again, Adrian Spring

4.0

Nice rplacement tuners

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Verified Buyer


I bought these for my vintage Nationals and the look very good. They are a bit stiff to turn so may just break them in before installing. Plating is thin so should age well. In all I am pleased witht hem

5.0

Perfect for an old Martin

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Verified Buyer


Fit perfectly on a 1907 1-28 Martin without any modification on the guitar. I have used the old screws so the original tuners can be re-installed easily.

5.0

Installing the Tuning Pegs

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Verified Buyer


David, from Redwood City CA wrote on 9-24-18 that once he had put the new tuners on he realized that he had to turn the pegs in the opposite direction as the old tuners. Looking at his photo, it may be that he put them on the wrong sides of the peghead. I'm pretty sure they should be installed with
the post closer to the end of the peghead, and the worm gear underneath. In his photo they are installed opposite that. The worm gears are "on top." Maybe that's the problem. Try switching them.

5.0

Look Right, Work Great!

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Verified Buyer


Perfect fit for an old Parlor Guitar I'm working on. Look great and work even better!

5.0

Perfect replacement

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Verified Buyer


Excellent, perfect fit for my mid 30’s slot head, much more accurate and cured the buzzing I had with the old tuners.

5.0

Attractive, almost perfect fit, but reverse action of originals...

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Verified Buyer


I bought these tuners to replace the originals whose worm screws were shot. On paper the specs looked perfect and they in fact were almost a drop in on the turn of the century (1900) Oak Parlor Guitar I was getting back into playing condition. I did have to enlarge the shaft holes by a hair. Then the fit was fine, including the screw holes.

However, after I strung up the guitar I realized that one must now turn the tuners in the reverse direction of the originals to accomplish tightening or loosening the strings. IF I had looked closely at the worm gear I'd have realized that it goes the opposite direction.

All in all, no biggie & I'm happy with the tuners!

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