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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates

Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates

Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Ivoroid knobs

Ivoroid knobs

Item # 6708
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$354.25

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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Pearloid knobs

Pearloid knobs

Item # 6709
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$354.28

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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Snakewood knobs

Snakewood knobs

Item # 6690
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$365.98

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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Ebony knobs

Ebony knobs

Item # 6710
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$354.26

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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates Ebony knobs, black rollers

Ebony knobs, black rollers

Item # 6710-B
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$354.35

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Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates

About This Item

The choice of renowned luthiers!
Beautiful Sloane classical tuners are first choice for many fine concert guitars.

Superior quality components, innovative design and meticulous craftsmanship combine for tuning performance that's second to none. Conceived by pioneering luthier Irving Sloane—crafted and refined by Waverly. 

Each set includes a pair of 3-left/3-right tuning machines with mounting screws.

New level of smooth: precision ball bearings on each string roller take tuning to an even higher level of smoothness, with no binding.

Improved: powder-coated aluminum rollers with brass inner shafts. No cracking, no premature wear.

    Superior design
  • Patented bushings eliminate looseness in the worm gear, for impressively precise tuning and smooth feel.
  • Baseplates and support posts are one-piece cast bronze, more stable than common riveted assemblies.
  • NEW precision ball bearings on each string roller prevent binding—a new level of smooth, effortless tuning for the performing artist.
  • Handsome white powder-coated aluminum string rollers have brass inner shafts and brass-lined string mounting holes. No cracking, no premature wear.
    Long-life gears
  • Bronze alloy 16:1 crown gears are more durable than the brass gears used in other tuners.
  • Stainless steel worms and screws assure longer life with less wear.
    Beauty to enhance fine instruments
  • Polished bronze baseplates attain a handsome antique patina.
  • Choose from a selection of beautiful polished knobs.

Sloane tuners are the choice of renowned luthiers
Greg Brandt, USA
Greg Byers, USA
Rolf Eichinger, Spain
Jean-Marie Fouilleul, France
Armin Gropp, Germany
Armin Hanika, Germany
Hill Guitars, USA
Bert Kwakkel, Netherlands
David LaPlante, USA
Augustino Lo Prinzi, USA
Maingard Guitars, South Africa
Hiroshi Mizuhara, Japan
Thomas Rein, USA
Dake Traphagen, USA
Otto Vowinkel, Netherlands


Installation Tips

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.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 6690
    • 0.5640 lbs. (0.26 kg)
    • 6708
    • 0.4190 lbs. (0.19 kg)
    • 6709
    • 0.4100 lbs. (0.19 kg)
    • 6710
    • 0.4070 lbs. (0.18 kg)
    • 6710-B
    • 0.4100 lbs. (0.19 kg)

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5.0

i love em.

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Verified Buyer


Tuners are so easy to turn. Reduced my string changing time by at least 10 minutes. Good looking too!.

5.0

An Excellent Choice

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Verified Buyer


I have been contemplating replacing the tuners on my Prisloe Pavan Cedar Top Classical guitar for a several years now. The original tuning heads were serviceable but I did not particularly like the bright and gaudy gold finish nor did I care for the constant tuning issues. Classical guitars are typically prone to that anyway especially during the break in period with new strings so I decided to give these Sloane tuning heads a chance to solve both issues. Stewmac got them shipped out and delivered to me and in no time I had them installed on my guitar. They slipped right in and were a perfect fit with the slight exception that the screw holes did not quite line up. I made quick work of filling the old holes and the new machines perfectly covered the blemishes. Once I got the guitar setup and restrung I was not only pleased with how nice they looked but moreover how well they improved the tuning stability. The gear ratio on these is allot tighter and super fine adjustments are now a breeze. I was already quite fond of this guitar's tone and playability to begin with but now I am absolutely in love with it. To be truthful I was skeptical that any set of tuners would be worth such a high price but these do not disappoint. I would also like to mention that the build quality is superb and the ball bearings make a huge difference in reducing the friction between the post and the slot in the headstock. I will soon be buying another set of these to go on my other Pavan Spruce Top.

5.0

Sloane Classical Guitar Machines - Awesome!

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Verified Buyer


I've played the same René Wilhelmy guitar for nearly twenty-five years now. He makes an amazing instrument that suites my hands and my personality. One of the original tuning pegs recently failed and so I decided to replace them with a set of Sloane Classical Guitar Machines with Stippled Bronze Baseplates and Ebony knobs. I wish I had chosen these machine heads the first time... it is like going from driving a Triumph Spitfire to racing in a Porsche Boxster. The precision is amazing!

5.0

Replacement tuners compared

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Verified Buyer


The first set of replacement tuners had a defective gear. The gear had not been ground concaved around the gear edges. These were send back with the defect identified. The replacement set is perfect. I did notice that the box in the second replacement was sealed in a plastic bag. This was the the case with the first replacement which contained and unsealed box. I am thankful for the Stew Mac service, and must particularly thank customer service for organizing the replacements. Thank you all..

5.0

Excellent quality, had a pair that went for 16 years

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Verified Buyer


These were exact replacements for me - had my 1st set for 16 years before a knob finally failed.

Had a quality issue with a bent string barrel with the 1st set purchased, but StewMac was great to work with an fixed the issue immediately. Greatly appreciated!!

Dropped right in, high quality.

5.0

Good choise for classical guitar

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Verified Buyer


I saw a lot of machine heads and used them for my guitars. In the end, the Sloan convinced me

5.0

Great customer service

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Verified Buyer


Thank-you for making replacing my tuners so easy and stress free! The tuners are working beautifully on my classical guitar!

5.0

Excellent choice!

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Verified Buyer


I bought these Tuning Machines for my new guitar and I'm very glad that I did it. They are the best TM I've ever touch. Smooth and precise.

5.0

Exceptional

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Verified Buyer


My old tuners were tight to turn and creaked inside the post. The Sloane's are quiet, precise, and just a joy to turn. Makes playing much more fun.

5.0

Replacement Tuners

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Verified Buyer


The tuners were replaced under warranty so could not be more pleased, great service.

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