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Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys

Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys

Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys Satin chrome with ebony

Satin chrome with ebony

Item # 5398
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$124.95

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Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys Matte black with ebony

Matte black with ebony

Item # 5398-B
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$124.95

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Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys Bright gold with ebony

Bright gold with ebony

Item # 5398-G
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$130.20

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Schertler Classical Guitar Tuning Keys

About This Item

Swiss design and distinctive look! High quality 3-left/3-right tuners for classical guitars.

Schertler machines are precisely engineered with 18:1 gear ratio, nylon worm post bearings in a compact cast aluminum base, and adjustable knob tension. The result is impressively smooth and accurate operation. All models feature genuine polished ebony fitted with brass internal shaft bushings for durability, and eye-catching unplated brass crown gears.

For use with nylon strings only.

Also available for steel-string guitars with solid or slotted peghead.

18:1 gear ratio
Set includes a pair of 3-left/3-right tuning machines with mounting screws
Removable ebony knobs
9.9mm (.390") string post diameter
Individual machines suitable for custom spacing if desired


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    • 5398
    • 0.3700 lbs. (0.17 kg)
    • 5398-B
    • 0.3700 lbs. (0.17 kg)
    • 5398-G
    • 0.3700 lbs. (0.17 kg)

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  • 4.67 average rating from 24 reviews
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5.0

Good tuners for old guitars with 39mm roller spacing

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Verified Buyer


I bought these to replace the tuners on a 60s vintage Epiphone EC-300 classical guitar. This instrument had the old style 39mm roller spacing, and the only 3 a side tuners available were Gotohs, and I didn't think they looked right on this guitar.

Once I got the Schertlers mounted and restrung the guitar, what a difference! They are pricey, but well worth the money. And the manufacturer did a small but very thoughtful thing: they included one extra mounting screw (teeny tiny black mounting screws!) so when you drop one, if it gets lost, you can still complete the job. I'm very pleased with these tuners.

5.0

Schertler single Classical tuners

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Verified Buyer


I have used quite a few different tuners being a builder. These have one casting that holds everything in alignment. Part of the casting goes into peghead a ways supporting gear shaft more than with just the thickness of baseplate. Can adjust tension by little screw in knob. Are 18:1 so take a bit to get used to having to turn more to get where ears tell you need to be if used to 16:1 gearing :^) . I have not yet used for a long enough time period to comment on how well they act over many years of daily use. One thing can say now, is they hold tune well; and any turn results in pitch change up or down.

5.0

Best Option in town for Extended Range Guitars

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Verified Buyer


I have had several extended range guitars (7 to 9 strings) built for me over the last few years. I had seen some that were constructed with standard 3-on-a-plate six-string tuners cut and butted together to make a (fake) set of four-on-a-plate, which I considered to be a very inelegant solution no matter how fine the joint, and so I looked for another option.

Looking for individual-mount tuners for nylon string guitars, first I found a model which mimics wooden pegs, with a worm gear inside, and those look very elegant but have a little bit too low a gear ratio for optimal and comfortable tuning, even though I was reasonably happy with them at the time.

So then I tried these Schertlers, and they are definitely the best game in town for guitars that have odd numbers of strings, even though I had to buy two sets of six (and have some left over). I admit that, as stated in some other reviews, there is a little bit of play in the knob on a couple of them, which could argue for a four-star rating, but it really hasn't been a problem. The 18:1 gear ratio really does give the most accurate tuning I have ever had on one of my guitars, and I have found no other single-mount tuners suitable for my purpose, and these don't cost six hundred euros like hand-made Italian ones, and are actually relatively inexpensive for high-quality tuners, so I am not about to knock them, and will buy more for the next guitar, which is currently only in the dream stage.

My lowest bass string is diameter .075", and I had to drill out the hole in the barrel a little bit for that string. The barrels are the same plastic as those on other tuners, and are showing some wear after 3 years on the low bass strings. They may be replaceable, but I haven't investigated.

5.0

One of the best tuning keys I have purchased.

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Verified Buyer


Used these keys for a nylon string Hagstrom that had non standard post spacing. They looked and performed beautifully.

5.0

Great tuners

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Verified Buyer


I spotted these tuners on a Paul McGill Super Ace nylon string guitar that was built for Peter White, and I decided to give them a try. I loved them, and subsequently put them on another nylon string guitar, and also a set on my 000 steel string. They are solid, lightweight and very stable. Tuning is accurate and the gears are very smooth. I love these machines.

5.0

A sleek modern looking tuner

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Verified Buyer


I love the look of these tuners and the ebony buttons, I haven't noticed any of the slippage problems reported by others. They are about the same weight as 3-on-plate tuners such as the more expensive sloanes and seem to work just as good.

5.0

Made tuning my guitar a joy!

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Verified Buyer


These were suggested by my repair tech when the tuners on my 45 year old guitar needed replacement. While I was told these were the best, how much different can tuners be? I learned once I got my guitar back. It was a good guitar before, it’s even better now. They are expensive, but worth the cost.

5.0

Schertler Classical tuners

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Verified Buyer


I needed individual tuners, as my classical tuners are not standard spacing. These look great and do the job well.

2.0

We've used them on 6 guitars so far - 3 have had problems with slipping.

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Verified Buyer


I have been so happy with nearly all of my purchases from StewMac, and I will continue to purchase many of our parts here. Unfortunately we have had 3 classical customers come back for replacement Schertlers after theirs started slipping. The problem seems to be in the knob not staying on the post properly, or possibly with play in the gear. I’ve also used the steel string version of this on probably 30 builds, and never had a problem. I’ll be sending two tuners to StewMac this week for them to check out as I haven’t been able to troubleshoot them sufficiently. Hopefully we’ll hear something back and Schertler will get it sorted.

5.0

Modern Looking Tuning Machines Designed to Do the Job.

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Verified Buyer


I bought these to replace a cheap and poorly made set of tuning machines that came stock on an inexpensive electric/acoustic nylon string guitar. These Schertler's changed my inexpensive guitar into a very serviceable instrument that is now a great deal more fun to play. The new tuning machines are extremely precise, and the turning ratio makes it easy to dial in the exact note. Once my nylon strings settled in, the Schertler machines held strings in tune. I bought these, in part, because the aesthetics of this design match the more modern lines of the guitar much better than the cheesy, faux-ornate machines that came stock on the instrument. I would buy Schertler tuning machines again.

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