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Kluson 3+3 Locking Deluxe Series Tuners

Kluson 3+3 Locking Deluxe Series Tuners

Kluson 3+3 Locking Deluxe Series Tuners Nickel


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Kluson 3+3 Locking Deluxe Series Tuners Gold


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Kluson 3+3 Locking Deluxe Series Tuners

About This Item

A perfect reproduction of the classic Kluson keystone tuner with modern locking performance.

Kluson's 100% no-mod required locking tuning machine using the original stamped steel housing, mounting screw pattern and press-fit bushing. Kluson added its most popular and current double line branding to the back of the housing for easy recognition. This Kluson tuning machine set meets the demands of the modern player with an easy to operate string post locking mechanism making secure string changes faster for the working musician without changing the overall appearance of a vintage styled instrument.

  • 15:1 gear ratio
  • 11/32" (8.8mm) peghole required
  • Locking mechanism
  • 1" string post length
  • 1/4" string post diameter
  • Stamped steel housing
  • 3 + 3 mounting pattern
  • Set of 6 includes all mounting hardware

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Not sure what to say or how to rate these...


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Hmmm. Not sure how to rate these. They're a drop-in replacement, but the ferrules are too tall for a standard Epiphone acoustic guitar headstock, so I had to rework them thinner. Doing that removes the plating, exposing the brass base metal.

I had to do this because the post holes to feed the strings through are so low they were blocked by the ferrules. After my rework, the barely clear the string.

They're locking tuners, but pretty unrefined. You have to tighten the post-end locking screw with a coin. The slot is machined with a radius. Use a flat blade screwdriver on them, not so good. Other locking tuners (PRS comes to mind), use a locking screw with a wider knurled head so you can simply hand-tighten the lock. Duh.

They're vintage-looking in design, but the plastic heads are pretty not great. There are burrs from the molding process that are sharp...I had to fix these, then flash heat with a torch to smooth the deburred spots.

They do drop right in and use the existing original holes to mount them, So far, they tune OK and show no play, but they're not great.

In all fairness, I generally use Gotoh 510s or Schaller tuners. They are more expensive, but there's not even any comparison at all, not even to Grover tuners, which were the industry standard years ago. I bought these to replace the stock tuners in a cheap but very nice Epiphone acoustic because they looked the same as the vintage-style stock tuners, not because of price. And I wanted locking tuners.

In summary, there's nothing really wrong with them, I guess...but they're just very average...

Response from StewMac

Hi David,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. We are sorry to hear that the Kluson 3+3 Locking Deluxe Series Tuners did not work for you as expected. An email has been sent to you so that we can make this right. Thanks again for this excellent feedback and we look forward to hearing back from you.


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Look very much like vintage but with modern technology...very good!!