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Economical gold-plated classic guitar tuner

Cheap but quality golden tuner for Spanish guitar, easy to install on any guitar

9.00 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-5 days

Economical chrome-plated classic guitar tuner

If your guitar asks for a new tuner, this is the best value for money

7.00 *

Deluxe golden classical guitar tuner, black button

If you are building a classic guitar of a certain quality or need to improve a Spanish guitar, this tuner will help your guitar look and sound good.

52.00 *

Gold classical guitar tuner, white button

Quality tuner for classical guitar

14.00 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Black tuner for classical guitar (buttons and shafts are white)

Black tuner for classical guitar, with buttons in imitation bone and white plastic axles

23.00 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Golden tuner for Bandurria and Lute, white buttons

Tuning machines for bandurria and 12-string lute, gold finish with buttons in white plastic

20.00 *

Golden tuner for Bandurria and Lute, black buttons

Tuning machines for bandurria and 12-string lute, gold finish with buttons in black plastic

20.00 *

New Individual plug with planetary gear

Single tuner with gear

12.00 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

New Individual plug with planetary gear ratio 4 to 1

Single tuner with gear

10.00 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Simple tuner for timple

Our tuniners for timple are the best on the market, and are used by Fariña, Juan Dios, David Sánchez, etc.

2.25 *
2.25 €
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Simple tuner for timple

Our tuniners for timple are the best on the market, and are used by Fariña, Juan Dios, David Sánchez, etc.

1.60 *

Plug for Timple, ukelele, cuatro venezolano

Add a note of seriousness to your instrument and improve the tuning

2.20 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

tuning machine for timple 3 + 2

Individual mechanical tuners

13.50 *
In stock
can be shipped within 2-3 days

Golden Timple tuner and black button

They facilitate and maintain the tuning of your instrument, and make it look great

25.00 *
In stock

Golden machine heads for Charango

Improve the tuning of your charango with these high quality tuners, which are also precious.

19.00 *
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This product is subject to possible delivery delays.

Timple tuner completely black

This black tuner looks great on a classic Timple

25.00 *
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This product is subject to possible delivery delays.

Chromed tuner for Cuatro Venezuelano with black buttons

Equip your Cuatro with the best tuners to make it look beautiful and easier to tune

17.00 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Chromed tuner for Cuatro Venezuelano with black buttons and black shafts

Tuners for Venezuelan Cuatro for side mounting and 10 mm plastic axles

17.00 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Chromed tuner for Cuatro Venezuelano with white buttons

These tuners for Venezuelan Cuatro are of the best quality and are manufactured with the body in chromed color and the buttons in imitation white nacre.

15.00 *
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This product is subject to possible delivery delays.

Chromed tuner for Cuatro Venezuelano with black buttons

These tuners for Venezuelan Cuatro are of the best quality and are manufactured with the body in chromed color and the buttons in imitation ebony.

17.00 *
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This product is subject to possible delivery delays.

Chromed tuner for Bandurria and Lute, nacar white buttons

These tuners improve the tuning of your lute and bandurria

18.00 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Modern tuning machine for Spanish guitar

A modern design for non-conventional instruments, matt gold color, jet buttons and with black shafts with bearing at the tip

44.00 *

Tuning machine for acoustic and electric guitar

Individual mechanical plugs compatible with old tuners

16.00 *
Not in stock
This product is subject to possible delivery delays.

8-string mandolin tuner

Accuracy in tuning and aesthetic quality

39.00 *
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Bronze tuning machine for Timple canario

Looks great on an old design Timple

24.00 *

Tuning machine for Cuatro Venezuelano

Individual mechanical tuners for side mounting

11.00 *
Not in stock
This product is subject to possible delivery delays.

Tuning machine for acoustic guitar, special for vintage guitars

Acoustic guitar tuner, special for vintage guitars

35.00 *
35.00 €
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Tuning machine for acoustic guitar, antique bronze color, special for vintage guitars

Acoustic guitar tuner, special for vintage guitars

39.00 *
39.00 €
In stock
can be shipped within 3-7 days

Tuning machine for tres cubano

Economic but quality tuner for Tres Cubano

9.00 *
Not in stock
This product is subject to possible delivery delays.

Golden Timple tuner and red mother-of-pearl button (coral)

They facilitate and maintain the tuning of your instrument

25.00 *
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Machine heads for music instruments

The tuners or tuners of an instrument are a fundamental part of any musical instrument. If this component does not work properly, your instrument will be difficult to refine and also the tuning will not be maintained for a long time.

What types of tuning machines are there?

Basically there are pins with gear and without gear:

Tuning machines without gear

The simplest are those that do not have gears and are usually as simple as a piece of wood or plastic conical that is stuck in another conical hole in the blade of the instrument. These pegs "stick" were the first that existed and today are still used in all the instruments of the violin family and flamenco guitars.

The next step is a plug composed of several metal and plastic parts that are assembled by a screw. This screw also allows the adjustment of the friction force that prevents the pin from turning with the tension of the rope. The metallic friction pins are still used in small box instruments such as ukulele, charango, canary timple, cavaquiño, etc. because they are very light and allow to make the shovel a more suitable size with the instrument. The problem with these pins is that if we tighten that screw a lot, it becomes very hard to tune. The pins of family 228 solve this problem because they have Teflon washers between the metal parts to reduce friction.

Today, the best pin without gear is our model 229-BK-BK because it includes an internal spring that helps maintain the right tension to allow fine tuning but at the same time stay tuned.

Tuning machines with gear

The best pegs are those that have a gear that joins the axis on which the rope is wound with the button that we use to turn it. The most common is that these two axes are at 90º and the ratio of the gear is 1:14 (for every 14 turns of the button, the rope gives a single turn). With these pins we can fine tune our instrument in a comfortable and precise way.

There are gear tuners with individual plugs or grouped in special configurations for guitar, charango, bandurria, lute, canary timple, etc.

Are there tuners for nylon strings and for steel strings?
There are two types of materials for the shaft where the rope is wound: metal and plastic. The metal is usually used in steel ropes because if the plastic was used it would be marked and damaged. For nylon cords, plastic or metal shafts are usually used. What is interesting is that the plastic axes are usually 10 mm in diameter and this larger size helps us to fine tune more accurately. The nylon strings stretch more than the metal strings and need more turns to change the tone.

Are there standard-size tuners for guitar and other instruments?

Unfortunately, there is no ISO standard that regulates the sizes of musical instruments, but it has been the tradition that has been determining the dimensions of them.

With the pegs for musical instruments the same thing happens as the rest of the dimensions: there are some standardized dimensions for the diameter of the axes and the distance between them, but the rest of the dimensions, where the fixing screws go, etc. will depend on each manufacturer .

Here are some basic rules according to the instruments:

Classic guitar tuners: they have 10 mm diameter shafts and the distance between the axes is 35 mm.

Laud and bandurria tuning machines: they have axes of 6 or 10 mm in diameter and the distance between the axles is 25 mm.

Canarian timple tuners: they have axes of 6 or 10 mm in diameter and the distance between the axes is 25 mm. As it is a 5-string instrument, the pegbox is not symmetrical, but the left side has 3 strings and the right side has 2 strings. There was a Spanish manufacturer named Fustero who made these 3 + 2 timple tuners, but he retired and currently the way to replace them is by using individual gear pegs of the 227 series.

Charango tuning machines: they have axes of 6 or 10 mm in diameter and the distance between the axes is 25 mm.

Tuning machines of four Venezuelan: they have axes of 6 or 10 mm in diameter and the distance between the axes is 25 mm.

Ukulele tuning machines: They usually use individual pins, either friction or gear.