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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end

Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end

Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end Relic nickel

Relic nickel

Item # 2503
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$63.72

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end Bright nickel

Bright nickel

Item # 2503-N
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$50.68

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end Relic nickel, cream knobs

Relic nickel, cream knobs

Item # 2526
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$57.80

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end Bright nickel, cream knobs

Bright nickel, cream knobs

Item # 2526-N
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$45.97

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Golden Age Restoration Tuners for Solid Peghead Guitar with Scallop-end

About This Item

Pre-war Kluson style tuners reborn! Replica 3-on-plate tuners with "bent tab" worm supports, as made by Kluson from the 1930s to the '70s.

They feature authentic steel baseplates and white or cream plastic knobs, plus 15:1 gear ratio for better tuning than the originals.

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

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

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. Our special relic nickel-finished versions complement vintage hardware and add an authentic look to reproduction guitars.

Bright nickel tuners have gloss finished knobs, relic tuners have matte finished knobs.
  • 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
  • Vintage-style riveted worm supports
  • .236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
  • Press-fit peghead bushings
  • Original mounting screw spacing (screws incuded)
  • 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
Also available to fit slotted pegheads.

"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 Tuner Drill Jig ensures the correct 1-3/8" post spacing for accurate tuning.

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 #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
    • 2503
    • 0.2960 lbs. (0.13 kg)
    • 2503-N
    • 0.2980 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 2526
    • 0.300 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 2526-N
    • 0.299 lbs. (0.14 kg)

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  • 4.68 average rating from 79 reviews
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5.0

Perfect Fit

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Verified Buyer


Perfect fit for vintage L48 Gibson. No holes to drill. Looks great & nice quality.

5.0

Great for restoration work

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Verified Buyer


These tuners were a perfect fit for an old Harmony flattop I was restoring. The only thing I had to do was ream the holes for the bushings a tad. The tuners fit perfectly and were a good match to the original ones, especially with the ivory looking knobs.

5.0

Great product!

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Verified Buyer


This set works so much better than the originals on my 46 LG - 2. Should have done this long ago, highly recommended. Only thing I didn't care for was the ferrules, they were too big for the holes in the peghead, and the hex design did not work for me. No problem, just reused the existing ones which worked out fine.

5.0

Great little Tuners

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Verified Buyer


I bought these to replace some original tuners on a Gibson LG-0 They were an exact fit replacement for the originals and the guitar tunes much easier. now.

5.0

Gibson j35

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Verified Buyer


Customer looking for low cost repair. There were 3 different tuning machines. These fit perfectly and allowed me to use original ferrell's. Screw holes even matched!

5.0

Perfect Fit! Replacement tuners ‘65 Melody Maker

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Verified Buyer


I wanted replacement tuning machines for my ‘65 Gibson Melody Maker which matched the look and vibe of the original tuners. These were so good, I didn’t have to tap or alter any of the holes. I was able to reuse the original screws and bushings. This makes this awesome vintage guitar easier to play, keep in tune and enjoy without lowering the value of my guitar. When/if I sell it, I can easily reinstall the original tuners or leave these on as is. Very pleased with this purchase.

5.0

Great tuners

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Verified Buyer


Bought for a 1961 gibson lg-0 much better than the originals, better gear ratio, finer tuning very nice..

5.0

Job done

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Verified Buyer


Great USA made tuners, very smooth and well made.

5.0

Retro tuners, modern performance

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Verified Buyer


using these on restorations and new builds. Excellent when you want a retro appearance but modern performance.

4.0

Great Replacement

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Verified Buyer


I bought these to replace original tuners on a 1930's Richter guitar. The hole spacing was perfect. I plugged the screw holes, and re-drilled as some screws were installed crooked. These work great. I would have given it five stars if the knobs were aged looking, and not bright white.

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