Kluson® 3 Per Side Prestige Series Vertical Mount Open Bronze Gear Tuning Machines
Classic pre-war elegance coupled with state of the art manufacturing and construction to create an exceptional tuning machine. These are designed to replace most contemporary open gear tuning machines such as Grover®, Schaller®, Wilkinson®, Waverly®, and others using a 26 mm center to center mounting hole pattern. They feature a precision diecast base, bronze ring gear, stainless worm gear with close tolerance bushings, and 18:1 gear ratio. For solid headstocks with vertical mount.
- Base Plate material= Zinc Diecast
- Worm Gear material= Stainless Steel
- Ring Gear material= Bronze
- Gear ratio= 18:1
- String Post Orientation= Vertical for drilled Pegheads
- String Post Overall length= 1 1/16 in. (27mm w/ domed top)
- String Post Diameter= 1/4 in. (6.35mm)
- String thru hole location= 13/16 in from baseplate
- Mounting hole spacing= 26mm
- Configuration= 3 + 3
- Mounting hardware included= screws and bushings
- Bushing Dimensions= 6.5mm I.D. / 8.75mm O.D.
- Bushing Type= Hex head push-in
i have 2 Guild USA acoustics, dreadnaught and a concert size. I put them on my dread and loved them so much i just ordered a set for my concert Guild. they came with the small button knob, which are nice but the keystones are much more vintage. plus i use only Klusons now.these are a drop in fit.
I bought these to put on a Gibson J35 that has Gotoh tuners modeled after vintage Kluson enclosed back tuners. I had read somewhere that the mounting screw holes were 24 mm which would fit perfectly but they are 26 mm. They are really nice tuners but I did not want to plug a hole and drill a new top mounting screw hole to mount them on the Gibson. Fortunately I have a Martin guitar that has open tuners that these tuners fit perfectly. The Kluson tuners are much smoother than the stock Martin butterbean tuners and have the benefit of being 3 grams lighter due to the plastic buttons vs the metal butterbean tuner knobs. The lighter weight made the treble come out a little more on the Martin which is a benefit because the guitar is dark sounding to start with. Although I had bought them for a different guitar they are working great on my Martin. The Gibson J35 is a bright sounding guitar to start with so making it brighter would not have been a good thing. Great product!
for a guild D-40e. look good, work great
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