Many 19 th century Martin Guitars came from the factory with either ivory or ebony tuning pegs, like a violin as opposed to geared tuners like modern guitars. Early Martins often had ebony pegs. If you take the time to learn to properly tune these, you will love the result.
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Martin vintage tuners for NDG. I have seen some of the higher end guitars that have Waverley looking tuners installed - are these made for Martin by Waverley? Also I was considering putting a set on my 'new' D25K, just ordered, figuring they would look best with the gold foil script.
User Name Remember Me? Martin Replacement Tuners? Anybody know of any high quality tuners I can replace on my new D that will drop right in?
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This question is raised about everything in, on, and around a vintage guitar, from tuners to tailpieces to all parts in between. For those who play their vintage guitar only casually, acquiring the exact match for a missing tuner can be a fun treasure hunt. For guitarists who want their older instrument to play as well as a new one, the quest is often more problematic. How can you improve the function of your vintage guitar without compromising its originality, and thus its value?