Unique 3-on-plate tuning machines with true-to-vintage styling. Martin Guitars specially commissioned Golden Age to create these tuners for their 000-30 Authentic 1919 reissue guitar.
Lyre designs adorn the engraved steel baseplates, and the worm gears are mounted in old-style square supports. These tuners also feature the “worm-under-post” reverse gearing popular in the early part of the 20th Century.
Golden Age tuners are the rebirth of popular early 20th Century open-gear tuning machine designs. They're ideal for adding an authentic vintage touch to reproduction instruments, while also improving their tuning.
Available in Bright Nickel or Relic Nickel finish.
- 15:1 gear ratio for improved tuning
- Vintage-style square riveted worm supports
- Round mother-of-pearl knobs with vintage retainer screws
- Worm gear under string post
- 0.236" (6.00mm) string post diameter
- Original mounting screw spacing (screws included)
- 1-3/8" (34.93mm) string post spacing
Note: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly aligned. Our Tuner Drill Jig ensures the correct spacing for accurate tuning.
"People who build replica instruments or who do restoration or repair work are just going to love these."
—Frank Ford, vintage instrument repair expert
"Functionality and fine stylistic details are a must for any serious guitar, and Golden Age tuners fully deliver on both counts."
—Travis Atz, Recording King Guitars
"Golden Age tuners provided us with a high quality, economically-priced and highly appropriate choice."
—Dick Boak, Martin Guitars
"Superb function, aesthetics and detailing--clearly better made than the originals."
—Paul Hostetter, luthier