7/02/2014

July Hardware: 1920s 12-string Tuners


So... I pulled these off of a solid-headstock instrument (ie, shafts come out the front like on modern guitars) and figured these would be useful to someone looking for period sets for an old instrument. They're standard 12-string guitar or 12-string mandolin spacing and may work on some slotted headstocks, too. Original screws included as well.

Operationally they're OK but a have that old-timey "likes to be tuned up and not down" thing going on which I'd say is generally true of most old tuners (if you have to go slightly lower it's best to overshoot "down" and then tune "up" to pitch).

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