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I frequently have the opportunity to acquire sets of vintage guitar and mandolin tuners. There are slot head tuners and solid head, 1920s- 1970s. All of the sets in this list are fully functional, any shortcomings of individual sets are described fully. The sets do not contain bushings unless specified. Contact me for pictures of sets that might interest you, but please be sure to reference the set number when emailing an inquiry..

Set 127:  Late 60s/early 70s Grover G-98 “Stay-tite” tuners in nickel finish.  These tuners were found most commonly on 00 and 000-18 style Martins from about the middle of 1968 through the early 70s.  These tuners have a ratio of 12:1 and all turn smoothly with no binding or tight spots.  They are in excellent cosmetic and functioning condition.
Set #237:  1950s era Kluson DeLuxe 'single line' strip tuners with off-white buttons as found on Gibson J-45 and J-50 guitars of the period as well as on some LG series guitars.  The set is in excellent condition with only the slightest surface wear to the plating.  The off-white buttons have been replaced with modern reproduction buttons as the old set was crumbling.  The tuner button replacements are perfect repros by Blazer and Henkes. The turning ratio is 12:1 and all the tuners turn freely without tight spots or binding and all are tight with no slop in the gear fit or operation.  The set has its original mounting screws, the bushings are modern reproductions of the originals.
Set 263:   Mid to late 1960s Grover rotomatic "Pat. Pend" marked tuners as were found on the D-28 and D-35 of the late 60s. This set has rather uniform pitting in the plating on every tuner but they are functionally fine.  Would look right on a late 60s D-28 or D-35 that has a little wear. Original mounting screws. 
Set 265:  Mid 1930s Waverly strip tuners for solid headstock as were found on some Gibson L-00 guitars.  This set is brass with nickel plating, some of the plating has worn off.  There are two worm gear shafts that have been replaced, the buttons appear to be replaced but of the proper type and from the same period.  They have a 12:1 turning ratio and 7/32" barrels.  The bushings are not original to the set but are period correct hex bushings.  Replacement mounting screws.  All the tuners turn freely and hold tune. 
Set 311:  Early 20th century brass plate strip tuners with hash mark decoration, probably teens, reverse gear, slightly unusual post spacing measuring 1 3/8” from the D to A string, and 1 13/32” from the D to E string and the same corresponding measurements on the treble plate.  Might fit a guitar with holes drilled at an even 1 3/8” with a little coaxing.  These are for slot head and are very similar to the brass plate Waverlys found on most Martin style 18 slot head guitars during the 20s.  Functionally and cosmetically very good. 
Set 317:  :  Late 1940s Kluson deluxe strip tuners as found on Gibson J-45 and J-50 guitars, the LG series and others.  This set is the “no line” variety, meaning that they have no Kluson marking on the gear cover, neither do these have any patent marking. The no-line variety of this tuner was in use from about 1948 to (I think) about ’51 or ’52.  The barrels are brass and ¼” diameter.  The off-white buttons are replacements.  The plating shows minor pitting and very light corrosion but it is superficial and the tuners function well.  I don’t know if I’ve got a set of bushings for these, I will check on request. 
Set 318:  Early 1950s 1940s Kluson deluxe strip tuners as found on Gibson J-45 and J-50 guitars, the LG series and others.  This set is the “single line” variety, meaning that they have “Kluson Deluxe” marking in a single line on the gear cover, and these bear two patent numbers (2132792 and 2356766) on the underside of each plate.  The barrels are brass and ¼” diameter.  The off-white buttons are replacements.  The plating is in good shape, there is a little play in the gears but they seem to function well and hold tune. I don’t know if I’ve got a set of bushings for these, I will check on request. 
Set 332:  Gold Grover Rotomatics, probably 1970s or 80s.  Found on some Gibson and Guild guitars.  They are a little dirty but will clean up easily if desired, the plating on the buttons and housing is worn but the look is right for an old guitar.  Replaced mounting screws. 
Set 338:  Super rare and gorgeous brass plate, floral engraved slot head tuners from the late 19th or early 20th century, most likely made by Waverly.  I’ve seen these exact tuners on several Martin 0-28 and 0-21 style guitars from the 1890s through about 1910.  The post spacing is 1 3/8”.  Functionally good, all original parts including the buttons, which are in good shape. 
Set 375: 1950s Waverly individual tuners for solid head guitar, these were found on most small body mahogany 14 fret Martin guitars during the 50s as well as some Gretsch instruments of the same era. This set shows a little pitting/dirt on the plating here and there but would likely clean up well if the buyer would like a brighter set. All of the parts are original and in good working and cosmetic order. Barrel diameter of .215”. Original bushings and mounting screws.
Set 383: : Late 1940s Kluson deluxe strip tuners as found on Gibson J-45 and J-50 guitars, the LG series and others. This set is the “no line” variety, meaning that they have no Kluson marking on the gear cover, neither do these have any patent marking. The no-line variety of this tuner was in use from about 1948 to (I think) about ’51 or ’52. The barrels are brass and ¼” diameter. The off-white buttons are replacements. The plating is in good shape and the tuners function well. I don’t know if I’ve got a set of bushings for these, I will check on request.
Set 386: 1960s Kluson Deluxe double line strip tuners as found on many Gibson guitars of the era as well as other quality makes. This set has the original buttons in good condition, and the plating is clean. All of the tuners turn freely and hold. Mounting screws and bushings are modern replacements
Set 391: Super rare Grover strip tuners with ‘open book’ plate ends (same shape as a Gibson headstock) in nickel plating with off-white buttons. The set is in excellent cosmetic condition and very good functional shape, though one worm gear and button shaft has been replaced with a brass worm gear and shaft from another set of Grover tuners. Mounting screws are replacements. These were found on some Gibson and Larson Brothers guitars (I’ve seen this nickel version on more Larsons than Gibsons).
Set 396: 1950s/60s Waverly strip tuners for solid headstock as found on many Harmony and Gretsch guitars, as well as other makes. This set has black buttons, all of the parts are original and the set is in good functional order. Don’t know if I have bushings for these, please inquire if interested.
Set 400: 1930s Grover open gear individual tuners as found on some Martin flat tops and also on some brands of archtop. This set is in very good condition cosmetically and functionally, the plating is in good shape and none of the shafts are bent. All of the parts are original including mounting screws and bushings. The set has a 12:1 ratio and the shafts are 7/32”. Rare set.
Set 412: 1930s Waverly nickel plate strip tuners with saw-tooth plate end and fleur-de-lis plate engraving. The set is for solid head mount but if you need them for slot head just let me know as I may have barrels to convert for slot head. This set was found on many National resonator guitars and Maybell guitars (as solid head tuners) as well as on some early 30s Martin slot head guitars. The set is in excellent cosmetic and functional condition. The buttons are replaced with correct reproductions. No bent shafts or other damage. The turning ratio is 12:1, barrels are 7/32” in diameter. The set has the original mounting screws and bushings. Rare.
Set 417: Super rare 19th century set of slot head tuners that were removed from a circa 1860 Martin 2-17. The set looks like brass in the pics but it is actually silver plated. The set is good functionally and has the original mounting screws. The post spacing is 2 5/16". The bone buttons show cracks and a couple appear to have been glued but they are solid to the shafts and will work fine.
Set 427: 1930s strip tuners, likely made by Waverly but not marked, for solid headstock with 'fluer de lis' plate engraving. These tuners were found on some National guitars as well as some Martin and Maybell guitars. When found on Martins they were for slot head, if you need these for slot head please inquire as I may have slot head barrels to swap out. All parts (gears, barrels, buttons, ferrules and mounting screws) are original. Functionally and cosmetically excellent, the plating is clean and bright. Rare set.
Set 433: 1930s Kluson open gear strip tuners as were found on most pre-war Gibson guitars and other makes as well. The set has had the buttons replaced with perfect repros, all other parts original. Functionally and cosmetically good. Barrels measure 1/4" in diameter, 12:1 ratio. Mounting screws are replacements, no bushings currently but a set might turn up, inquire.
Set 438: 1930s Waverly strip tuners for solid headstock in nickel finish with ornate 'flowers and fronds' decoration. These tuners have the 'saw tooth' plate end shape. The buttons are ivoroid. All parts are original. This set has barrels for solid headstock but if you need this set for slot head let me know, as I may have slot head barrels I can swap out. The plating is super clean, no corrosion or pitting and the buttons are solid. Turning ratio is 12:1 and the barrels are 7/32” in diameter. In solid head configuration these were found on some Gibson Style 0 'Artist' guitars and Gibson Harp Guitars. In slot head configuration these were found on some 12 fret Martin style 42 and 45 guitars. Very rare set.
Set 439: 1930s Waverly strip tuners for solid headstock with ornate plate decoration and off-white buttons. This set has barrels for solid head mount, but I've also got period slot head barrels to convert this set if required. The plating is excellent, bright and clean. All parts are original and in good working order, no bent shafts or other issues. 12:1 ratio, 7/32” barrels. This set was found on some presentation grade Washburn guitars and I believe also on some high end Larsons. Very rare set.
Set 440: 1930s Kluson strip tuners with black buttons, nickel plating, as found on most Gibson made Kalamazoo brand archtop and flat top guitars during the pre-war and war time era. The set has original buttons, barrels, crown gears and worm gears. The bushings and mounting screws are correct style replacements. The plating is in excellent condition, super clean with no corrosion, buttons show no cracking or shrinking. 12:1 ratio, 1/4” barrel diameter. Kluson patent stamp on the under side of the plate. All tuners turn freely and hold tune. Excellent set.
Set 444: 1930s/40s Waverly WG-31 strip tuners in nickel for solid headstock guitar. These were found on some Gibson L series guitars as well as some Vega flat top and arch top instrument, some Larsons and Weymanns and other quality makes. They were found on Martins also but generally the slot head variety, I may have slot head barrels available to convert these so ask if you need them for slot head. This set has some corrosion to the plating but functionally they are good and the buttons are in excellent shape. There are no bushings or mounting screws, you'll have to come up with those separately. All the tuners turn smoothly, no bent shafts. 12:1 ration, 7/32” barrels, 1 3/8” barrel spacing.
Set 454: Rare war time Kluson plank tuners for solid head mount as were found on just about every Gibson flat top of the Banner era. This set has some slight surface corrosion but nothing serious, the overall cosmetic presentation is good. The set has brass barrels and crown gears that are peened together (no cap screw, which is the way they were made during WWII), and the underside of the plate bears two patent numbers: 2356766 and 2132792. The plates are flat, one slightly bent shaft has been straightened and the other 5 are perfectly straight. The buttons are original and in good condition. There are no bushings with the set, as most of these tuners were mounted by Gibson without the use of a headstock bushing. If you require bushings with the set to use them on your guitar please inquire as to availability.
Set 458: 1950s Kluson mandolin tuners...this set was removed from a 50s A style Gibson mandolin. The tuner plates show a little corrosion but would likely clean up well. They are functionally good. The buttons have shrunken, they can be replaced by the purchaser or I can do that as a part of the purchase price. Original bushings are included, if you'll need mounting screws please let me know and I'll check for availability.
Set 459: 1930s/40s Saf-T-string strip tuners for solid headstock. This set was commonly found on Hawaiian guitars during the 30s and 40s, they have a split post with a hole drilled in the center to accept the end of the string (like a strat tuner) as opposed to a hole drilled perpendicular through the side of the post. The set has light surface corrosion but would likely clean up well. All of the gears and buttons are original, no bends. 7/32" post diameter. Bushings and mounting screws included.
Set 465: 1930s Kluson strip tuners as were found on just about every Gibson guitar during the pre-war era (L-00,L-0, J-35, etc). The set has some very light corrosion on one plate but this may clean up with a little effort. The buttons are perfect replacements of the originals (from Antique Acoustics). The barrels have a 7/32" diameter and the turning ratio is 12:1. The set has the Kluson trade mark and patent stamp on the show-face of each plate surrounding the inner most mounting screw holes. Nice old set. Mounting screws and bushings available if needed.
Set 469: 1937-1942 Grover G-98 Stay Tite tuners in nickel finish as were found on many Martin D-28 guitars in the pre-war era as well as some Gibson, Larson and other quality brands. The set is in good functional and cosmetic condition with some very minor plating wear. The nickel plating has not been cleaned so there's some dirt accumulation here and there but they'd brighten up with a light cleaning if desired. There is no pitting or corrosion. The hex bushings are the proper style but are from a later set of Grover tuners. The mounting screws are replacements (not pictured but included). 12:1 turning ratio. Very hard to find.
Set 474: 1950s Waverly individual tuners with plastic buttons for solid headstock. These tuners were found on many style 0 and 00-17 Martins during the 50s and even on some style 18 guitars of the same sizes. Also found on most Gretsch acoustic and many electric guitars of the 50s/60s. The set is complete, all original parts. Though not pictured I do have the original hex bushings and will supply mounting screws (replacements). The barrels are 7/32”, 12:1 ratio. The set functions smoothly and is in good cosmetic condition.
Set 480: 1930s Grover G-98 style individual tuner with off-white buttons (not ivoroid). This style tuner was found on some early 30s Gibson L-1 and L-2 guitars, some Nick Lucas and Roy Smeck model Gibsons, the Gibson LC, several Gibson and Epiphone archtop guitars, and some Larson Brothers instruments. This set is very clean cosmetically, only the slightest age showing on the plating. Functionally they are good. All parts original including bushings and mounting screws. 6:1 ratio, barrels are 7/32” in diameter.
Set 486: 1950s/60s Kolb classical guitar tuners with gun metal blue finish and fancy plate engraving, large nylon rollers and rectangular buttons. These tuners were found on some early Guild classical guitars but also on some higher end classicals of the 60s including those built by Papazian. The plating has some light surface pitting but otherwise they are in good cosmetic condition and are functionally good. 14:1 turning ratio.
Set 505: Super clean 1930s Kluson strip tuners with off-white buttons for solid head mount, this set is the higher grade of Kluson strip tuner that has the incised line of decoration around the perimeter, it also has the Kluson trade mark and patent stamp around the inner two mounting screw holes on the show-face of the plate. The set is exceptionally clean, no bent shafts, no plating loss, original bushings and screws. These were found on some Gibson J-35s, L-2s and other high end Gibsons of the era.
Set 507: 1930s Kluson strip tuners for solid headstock with off white buttons. These were found on many Gibson models in the 30s including the L-0 and L-00, J-35, as well as some others and quality guitars from other manufacturers as well. This set bears the patent stamp and Kluson manuacturing marks on the outside face around the inner mounting screw holes. The plating is in excellent shape, the buttons may be replacements (not sure). 12:1 ratio, 7/32” barrels. All turn freely/easily. I don't have bushings or mounting screws with this set at the time of listing, if you'll need them mention them with your inquiry and I'll check on availability.
Set 508: Very rare Grover G-105N tuners from the mid/late1930s. These tuners were found on some Martin style 17 flat top guitars as well as some C series archtops. Also found on some Epiphone, Gibson, Larson Brothers and Gibson made Recording King Ray Whitley guitars. This set is exceptionally clean, they look almost new old stock, super clean plating and all original parts (bushings included). I don't have original mounting screws with these, if you need a set when you inquire please ask and I'll check on availability. All turn smoothly and hold well, 12:1 ratio with 7/32” barrels.
Set 513: 1930s Kluson strip tuners for solid headstock with amber buttons. These were found on many Gibson models in the 30s including the L-0 and L-00, J-35, L-1 and L-2 as well as some others and quality guitars from other manufacturers as well. This set bears the patent stamp and Kluson manuacturing marks on the outside face around the inner mounting screw holes. The plating is in good shape, very slight pitting here and there but overall quite clean. 12:1 ratio, 7/32” barrels. All turn freely/easily. Original bushings. I don't have bushings or mounting screws with this set at the time of listing, if you'll need them mention them with your inquiry and I'll check on availability.
Set 514: 1930s Kluson strip tuners for solid headstock with off white buttons. This set was found on most Gibson flat top models in the 30s along with many of the Kalamazoo models as well. The set has replacement buttons from Antique Acoustics (perfect repros of the originals). The plating on this set has a fair amount of pitting/corrosion though they have been cleaned, so they would look most at home on a worn guitar. 12:1 ratio, 1/4” barrel diameter. All turn freely and hold well. No bushings or mounting screws.
Set 517: 1950s Waverly open gear individual tuners with metal buttons. These were found on many Gretsch guitars (electric and acoustic) but also on Martin 0/00/000-18 guitars (and the 5-18)during the 1950s. This set is in excellent shape, plating intact and clean, original bushings and mounting screws. All turn freely and hold well.
Set 523: 1950s waverly WG-31 strip tuners in nickel, this set is outfitted with barrels for solid head mount but I may have slot head barrels for these, ask if you need these for a slot head guitar like a 00-21 or 0-16 NY. These have most of the nickel plating worn of but they are in good working condition.
Set 524: 1930s Kluson strip tuners as found on the Gibson L-00 and many other Gibson models of that era and some other quality made guitars. This set is in very good cosmetic condition and good working order. The buttons are replaced with perfect repros of the originals. 12:1 ratio and 7/32” barrels. Bushings may be available on request, ask if you'll need bushings with the set.
Set 526: 1950s Waverly individual tuners with metal buttons. These were found on Martin style 18 small body guitars during the 50s. One of the buttons has most of the plating flaked off but otherwise the set is in good cosmetic order and all the tuners work well. This set has all of its original parts including bushings and mounting screws, in good working order. 7/32” barrels, 12:1 ratio.
Set 528: War time Kluson strip tuners for solid headstock as were found on many Gibson guitars of the war years. This set has a little plate corrosion/pitting and the buttons are replaced with perfect repros of the originals but they are functionally good. The barrels are 1/4” in diameter and the turning ratio is 12:1.
Set 529: War time Kluson strip tuners for solid headstock and black buttons as were found on some Gibson guitars of the war years and many Kalamazoo guitars. I've got slot head barrels for this set as well so if you need this set for a slot head guitar I can accommodate that requirement. This set has a little plate corrosion/pitting and the buttons are replaced with perfect repros of the originals but they are functionally good. The barrels are 1/4” in diameter and the turning ratio is 12:1.
Set 532: War time Kluson strip tuners for solid headstock as were found on most every Gibson guitar of the war years as well as many other quality brands (a few Martin 0-15s during the war used these tuners). These are relatively clean with a little bit of corrosion on the plates that has been cleaned up and the buttons have been replaced with perfect repros of the originals (from Antique Acoustics). Period mounting screws (probably original) included. 12:1 ratio and 1/4” barrel diameter.
Set 533: 1930s Kluson strip tuners for solid headstock as were found on many Gibson models of the era including the L-0 and L-00, some Kalamazoo models along with others. This set is in good cosmetic condition with only the slightest surface pitting in the plating, the buttons are replaced with perfect repros of the originals from Antique Acoustics. 12:1 ratio and 7/32” barrels. Mounting screws (likely original) included. No bushings, ask if you will need a set as I may be able to supply bushings for the set.

Set 536: 1950s Kluson Deluxe strip tuners ('no line'), this set has had the buttons replaced with repros from Antique Acoustics. The plating on the tuners is in good condition and the tuners turn freely and hold well. These tuners were used on many Gibson acoustics in the 50s and many other quality guitars as well. 12:1 ratio. Original mounting screws included, no bushings, as if you need them as I may have set I can supply with the tuners.
Set 537: 1950s Waverly individual tuners with metal buttons. These were found on Martin style 18 small body guitars during the 50s. Also found on a lot of Gretsch guitars in the same era. The set is in good cosmetic order with no corrosion or lost plating and all the tuners work well. Two shafts were bent when I received the set but they have been straightened, one button has a few scratches on it from what looks like the jaws of a tool of some kind, but this is minor and visible only on close inspection. This set has all of its original parts including bushings and mounting screws, in good working order. 7/32” barrels, 12:1 ratio.

Set 538: Late 1960s Grover “Pat. Pend” Rotomatic tuners as were found on the D-18 (starting in '65) and D-28 (starting in '59). The set is in excellent condition with all original parts, the plating is intact and clean.  It is made up from two different sets however, though they are a turning match.  There's a little dirt and crud on a few of the tuners but the plating is all clean, so if the buyer wanted them to be bright and shiny all that would be needed is a light cleaning.  Functionally good.
Set 539: 1960s/70s Waverly strip tuners for solid headstock, these tuners were found on many Harmony guitars of the period, both electric and acoustic. This is the plainest version of this tuner. All the parts are original and clean, no bent shafts or other issues. The turning ratio is 12:1 and the barrel diameter is 7/32”. No mounting screws or bushings with this set.

Set 543:  1930s Kluson strip tuners with off-white buttons as were found on many pre-war Gibson guitars.  This set has the Kluson manufacturer's mark and patent mark circling the inner two mounting screw holes on the outside face of the plate.  The steel plates show a small amount of very slight corrosion but overall the set is quite clean.  The gears, barrels and cap screws are all original, the buttons are modern Kluson reproductions by Antique Acoustics.  12:1 ratio, 7/32" barrels.  All tuners function smoothly. I don't currently have bushings matched up with these, if you'll need bushings please inquire at time of purchase and if I've got them I'll toss 'em in.
Set 544:  Rare set of late 30s ('37-'41) Grover G-93 tuners as were found on D-18s during the years noted as well as some other Martin models and other quality brand guitars as well.  This set is exceptionally clean, plating is perfect, nothing is bent, and all of the bushings and mounting screws are original.  All of the tuners turn freely and smoothly.  12:1 ratio, 7/32" barrel diameter.
Set 547: 1930s Kluson strip tuners for solid head stock as were found on many Gibson flat top guitars of that era. This set has the Kluson patent mark and manufacturing stamp on the outside face of the plate, around the center pair of mounting screw holes. The plates are steel and the barrels, shafts and gears are brass. The off-white buttons are replaced but perfect repros of the original Kluson buttons. The tuners show some age to the surface and light pitting but no serious corrosion or rust. All of the tuners turn freely and hold well. 12:1 ratio, 7/32” barrels. I do not currently have bushings paired with these, if you'll need bushings with the set please inquire about availability.
Set 550: Rare set of late 30s ('37-'41) Grover G-93 tuners as were found on D-18s during the years noted as well as some other Martin models and other quality brand guitars as well. This set is exceptionally clean, plating is perfect, nothing is bent, and all of the bushings and mounting screws are original. All of the tuners turn freely and smoothly. 12:1 ratio, 7/32" barrel diameter.
Set 552: 1930s Kluson strip tuners for solid headstock as were found on most Gibson guitars of the pre-war era (L-0, L-00, some J-35s, archtops and Kalamazoos). This set has the patent stamp and manufacturer's marking on the underside of the plate. The barrels, gears and cap screws are original, the off-white buttons are perfect reproductions of the original Kluson buttons. Cosmetically good, the plates show slight age related surface discoloration and the slightest pitting but no rust or significant degradation. Functionally good, the tuners turn freely and hold well. 12:1, 7/32” ratio. I do not have either bushings or mounting screws with the set at the time of listing, if you will require either please inquire and I'll see what I've got available.
Set 553: early 70s Grover Rotomatic tuners such as were found on the Martin D-28 and D-18 through the 70s. This set is in good cosmetic and functional order with no plating loss, original washers and mounting screws.
Set 554: WW2 period Kluson strip tuners with off-white plastic buttons as were found on most Gibson guitars of the war years. The plates are steel and the barrels/gears brass. The plates bear the patent numbers “2356766” and “2132792” on the down side. There are no bent shafts and all the tuners turn freely and hold well. Plating is in good condition with just two small spots of corrosion. All parts appear to be original. I do not currently have bushings paired with this set, sometimes they were installed with bushings and sometimes not.  If you'll need bushings for your instrument please inquire as to availability
Set 556: 1930s Kluson open gear strip tuners for solid head, these were found on many Gibson guitars of the era as well as some other quality brands. This set has the Kluson trade mark and patent stamp on the show face of the plate around the inner two mounting screw holes. The buttons are replaced on this set (perfect repros of the originals from Antique Acoustics) as well as a few of the cap screws. The plating is in good condition and the tuners function well. Period bushings and mounting screws. 7/32 barrels and 12/1 ratio.
Set 558: 1930s Waverly strip tuners for solid head stock, this style was used on some Gibson L-00 and Kalamazoo guitars and some early Gibson LC models as well. This set has some plate corrosion and the gears have a bit of play but they turn freely and hold. 12:1 ratio, 7/32” barrels. Buttons are replaced. A couple of the button shafts have very slight bends but nothing that impedes function. They're a little ragged, but they're priced accordingly and would be good for an equally ragged guitar that needs original hardware.  No bushings.

Set 561: Mid 1930s Grover 'clipped plate' stay tite style tuner with off-white celluloid buttons. These were found on some early Gibson L series flat tops and archtops, some Washburn and Vega guitars of the same era, and other quality makes as well. The set has all of its original parts (gears, buttons, shafts, bushings). The mounting screws are replacements. Very clean, overall cosmetically quite good and functionally good as well.

Set 563: early 70s Grover Rotomatic tuners that were found on all Martin D-18, D-28 and D-35 guitars through the 70s. The set is chrome plated with all original parts including the mounting screws. Functionally and cosmetically excellent.

Set 565: 1950s Kluson K-500 “waffle back” tuners as were found on the Martin D-28 in the early to mid-1950s. This set has all of its original parts including bushings and mounting screws. The plating shows some wear and light surface discoloration/tarnish but the tuners function well and hold. No bent shafts. They have just the right look for a guitar that shows proper wear for its age. 1/4” barrels and 12:1 ratio.

Set 575a: RARE late 40s/early 50s Kluson metal button individual tuners, these were found on the Martin D-18 and 000-18 from 1947 through the early 50s. These are hard to find with the buttons intact, and the buttons on this set are perfect. The overall condition of this entire set is excellent, no rust or pitting of the plating, no cracks or degradation of the buttons, no bent shafts or other problems. Original bushings, mounting screws replaced but correct type. Functionally excellent. 12:1 ratio, 1/4” barrel diameter.


Set 576: 1912-1916 Waverly mandolin tuners with inlaid Handel buttons, as were found on the Gibson A-4 mandolin during this narrow period. This set fits that narrow window due to the rounded end of the string barrel, the later barrels had a squared-off top to the barrel. The set is in excellent condition with no bent shafts and no plating loss or corrosion. All of the tuners turn freely and hold well. The buttons are clean, in excellent shape. SUPER RARE.

Set 577: Rare 1937-1942 Grover G-93 tuners as were found on most all Martin style 18 guitars in the late 30s (D-18, 000-18, etc) as well as a few Gibson and Epiphone model instruments. This set is in excellent condition, no bent shafts or posts, they tuners turn freely with no tight spots. All the plating is in good shape, no rust anywhere. Bushings are original as are the mounting screws.
Set #578: 1960s Grover “pat. Pend' Rotomatic tuners in gold finish. These tuners were found on the Martin D-42 and D-45 in '68/69, but were also used on the Gibson Les Paul Custom and SG Custom in the early 60s, the Gibson J-200 from '58-'61 and the Gibson Barney Kessel in the mid '60s. This set works fine but the plating is well worn. All the bushings, washers and mounting screws are present and original.

Set #582: Early/mid 30s Waverly individual tuners as were used on Martin 0-17, 00-17, C-2, R-17, OM-18 and also some Larson Brothers guitars, some D'Angelicos and Epiphones. The set is in good working order and cosmetically good as well. Two of the buttons are thinner than the other four, leading me to believe they may be replaced (though they have the same diameter). No bent shafts. 12:1, 7/32” barrels, original bushings, replacement mounting screws. Hard to find.
Set 587: Late 40s/early 50s Kluson individual open gear tuners as were found on many Martin style 17 guitars during that era. This set has replaced buttons (perfect Kluson repros from Antique Acoustics) but otherwise all the parts are original (gears, barrels, bushings). The set is in excellent cosmetic and functional condition, very clean cosmetically with no plating loss or corrosion of any kind. 12:1 ratio, 1/4” barrels. I don't have a set of mounting screws matched up with them as of time of listing, if you'll need mounting screws ask when inquiring and I'll see what I've got.
Set 588: 1930s/early 40s Kluson strip tuners as were found on the Gibson J-35, some L-1 and L-2 model guitars, some lap steels and other quality brands. This is the fanciest grade of this style Kluson tuner in that it bears a single line of incised decoration around the perimeter of the plate. The plating is in good condition, it does show some very light corrosion at one end of one plate that could be cleaned up if desired but I have left them as found. The plating is pretty bright as is but would also clean up of surface dirt for an even brighter look if desired. The buttons are perfect repros of original 30s Kluson buttons by Antique Acoustics. The set has barrels of 7/32” diameter and a 12/1 ratio. Original bushings included. I do not have mounting screws matched up to this set as of listing, but if you'll need mounting screws please ask when inquiring and I'll see what I've got.
Set 589: 1930s/40s Waverly G-98 nickel plate tuners, this set has barrels for solid head mount meaning that they could have come from a Gibson Nick Lucas, Style 0 Artist, L-1 or L-2. But with slot head barrels these were also used on Martin slot head guitars of the era like the 0-21 and 00-21. If you need this set for slot head guitar let me know, as I may have barrels available to convert the set for slot head use. The set is in very good cosmetic and working order no significant plating corrosion and no plating loss. Buttons, gears, barrels and bushings are original, as are the mounting screws as far as I can tell. Very rare set.
Set 590: War time Kluson individual tuners as were found on most every Gibson and Martin solid headstock guitar during the war years (specifically 1943-1945). This set has had the buttons replaced with perfect Kluson repros from Antique Acoustics, the plating shows some light corrosion here and there, no bent shafts, 12:1 ratio, good condition overall. In many cases these tuners were mounted with no bushings at all, so I have no paired bushings with the set (or mounting screws). If you will need mounting screws and/or bushings for this set make sure to mention that when inquiring and I will see what I've got on hand.
Set 591: 1930s/early 40s Kluson strip tuners as were found on the Gibson J-35, some L-1 and L-2 model guitars, some lap steels and other quality brands. This is the fanciest grade of this style Kluson tuner in that it bears a single line of incised decoration around the perimeter of the plate. The plating is in excellent condition with no corrosion or plating loss, there are no bent shafts and all the tuners turn smoothly and hold well. All of the parts are original including the buttons. The set has barrels of 7/32” diameter and a 12/1 ratio. Period and style correct bushings (not pictured) are included, the mounting screws are replacements but are period.
Set 593: War time set of Kluson strip gears as were found on many Gibson guitars of the period. This set is in good working order though the plates look like they were cleaned with a wire brush or heavy steel wool as it is clear that the surface has been abraded. There is no corrosion but the plating is gone. The buttons are perfect repros of the original Kluson buttons by Antique Acoustics. 1/4” barrels. In many cases these tuners were mounted with no bushings at all, so I have no paired bushings with the set (or mounting screws). If you will need mounting screws and/or bushings for this set make sure to mention that when inquiring and I will see what I've got on hand.
Set 599: 1930s Kluson open gear strip tuners as were found on many Gibson models of the pre-war era. This set has the buttons replaced by perfect repros of the originals but the rest of the parts are original. The plating is in very good condition, the plates bear the manufacturing and patent stamp around the mounting screw holes on the show face of the tuners. Functionally excellent. If you'll need bushings and mounting screws with the set let me know when you inquire and I'll check to see what I've got available.
Set 600: 1930s brass plate Waverly WG-31 style tuners for slot head guitar. These tuners were found on just about every Martin slot head in style 17 and 18 from the late 20s right through the 1930s. The brass plates have darkened significantly over the years (as brass will, that is not corrosion, but they are a little dirty) but the set is clean and very good functionally with all original parts including mounting screws. 7/32” barrels and 12:1 ratio. This is a very difficult set to come by.
Set 601: War time set of Kluson strip gears as were found on many Gibson guitars of the period. This set is in good working order, the plating is clean overall with some surface dirt and a tiny bit of corrosion that would likely clean up with a little effort. The buttons are perfect repros of the original Kluson buttons by Antique Acoustics. 1/4” barrels. In many cases these tuners were mounted with no bushings at all, so I have no paired bushings with the set (or mounting screws). If you will need mounting screws and/or bushings for this set make sure to mention that when inquiring and I will see what I've got on hand.
Set 602: 1930s/early 40s Kluson strip tuners with original off-white buttons as were found on the Gibson J-35, some L-1 and L-2 model guitars, some lap steels and other quality brands. This is the fanciest grade of this style Kluson tuner in that it bears a single line of incised decoration around the perimeter of the plate. The plating is in excellent condition though one plate has a little corrosion and plating loss at either end. There are no bent shafts and all the tuners turn smoothly and hold well. All of the parts are original including the amber buttons. The set has barrels of 7/32” diameter and a 12/1 ratio. Period and style correct bushings (not pictured) are included, the mounting screws are replacements but are period.
Set 603: 1930s Waverly WG-31 strip tuners with “Oak Leaf” engraving for solid headstock. These were found on some Gibson model guitars (L-2, Nick Lucas, Style 0, Harp Guitar), but with slot head barrels these were the tuners used on most style 28 and higher end Martin slot head guitars from the late 20s-30s. If you need this set for slot head mount let me know as I may have barrels available to convert them to slot head. The set is in excellent condition overall with all original parts, no bent shafts and good functionality. The plating is in excellent shape though it is under some dirt so it looks a little dull, would clean up well and look brand-new bright with a good cleaning if desired. The set bears the Waverly Musical Instrument Products Co. stamp on the underside of the plate. 7/32” barrels, 12:1 ratio. If you are buying these for solid head mount and will need bushings let me know and I'll see what I've got. Very rare set.
Set 606: 1936 Grover G-98 'stay tite' in gold finish...these were found on some Martin archtop guitars (F-7, F-9), the Gibson L-10, and likely lots of other guitars made by Gibson of which I'm unaware. This set has most of the original gold plating worn off but some of it is still there. The set functions well (6:1 ratio), 3 of the bushings appear to be original while 3 have nickel plating so clearly are not. Mounting screws appear original. Rare set.

Set 608: 1930s Kluson individual tuners with metal buttons as were found on some D-18 guitars in '39-41 as well as other Martin instruments of the 30s and some Gibsons as well. 12:1 ratio, 7/32” barrels, all original parts. Cosmetically super clean and functionally excellent.  No bushings or mounting screws, inquire if you need either to accompany the set. Very rare set.

Set 609: Super clean set of 1930s Kluson strip tuners with the manufacturer's mark and patent mark around the mounting screw holes on the show face of the plates. These were found on many pre-war Gibson flat top and arch top guitars. The tuners have no corrosion, no bent shafts or other cosmetic or functional problems. The buttons are modern replacements from Antique Acoustics. The barrels have a 7/32" diameter, 12:1 ratio. As of this writing I do not have bushings or mounting screws paired with this set but if you'll need them let me know at the time of your inquiry and I'll see what I have available.
Set 611:  Super clean set of 1930s Kluson strip tuners with the manufacturer's mark and patent mark around the mounting screw holes on the show face of the plates. This set came with the deco-style cover plates you can see in the pics.  With the cover plates, these were used on some Regal flat top guitars and second-tier collectible instruments.  But without the cover plates these were found on many pre-war Gibson flat top and arch top guitars. They can be used with or without the cover plate, the cover plate is merely ornamental. The tuners have no corrosion, no bent shafts or other cosmetic or functional problems.  The buttons are modern replacements from Antique Acoustics.  The barrels have a 7/32" diameter, 12:1 ratio. Original bushings and mounting screws included.
Set 613:  Late 60s/early 70s Grover "slimline" sealed tuners as were found on Martin D-18S, D-28S and D-35S guitars at the tail end of the 60s first few years of the 70s.  This set is chrome plated, the plating is in excellent condition.  Unlike most of these tuners you find these days, the backs have not come loose from the base plate and the tuners function well without a lot of slop/play in the turning.  I do not have original mounting screws with the set, if you'll need screws let me know when you inquire and I'll see what I've got.
Set 614:  Late 40s/early 50s Kluson metal button individual tuners as were found on most style 18 Martin guitars during that era.  This set is in excellent condition cosmetically and functionally, original mounting screws included.  I do not have the bushings, let me know if you'll need them when you inquire and I'll see what I've got available.  1/4" barrels, 12:1 ratio.
Set 617: 1950s/60s Waverly strip tuners for solid headstock guitar as were found on many Harmony and Gretsch guitars, some Guilds as well in that era. The set is in excellent condition with all original parts and spotless plating, no bent shafts. No mounting screws or bushings, inquire if you'll need them as to availability.
Set 618:  1960s Waverly WG-31 tuner for slot head guitar as were found on Martin 0-16 NY, 00-21 NY and 00-21 guitars in the 60s and early 70s.  Also found on the 00-21 going back to the 1950s.  This set is made from a treble and bass plate from two different sets, they are a turning match, but I think from slightly different eras as the buttons are very slightly different from each other.  The buttons are original on each plate, but a little thinner on one plate than the other.  One plate has a little more wear than the other as well.  Functionally good.  No mounting screws.
Set 622:  circa 1910 Dinsmore & Jager strip tuners as were found on many style 28 Martin slot head guitars in the early 20th century.  These tuners appeared on Martins between the Seidels that Martin used in the 19th century, and the Waverlys they would begin using by the 20s.  This exquisite set is brass, possibly gold plated, though it is hard to tell for sure.  The plate end has a 'saw tooth' shape and the plates are beautifully decorated with a floral motif.  The buttons are solid bone.  Mounting screws included, barrels measure 1/4".  The tuners are in excellent functional and cosmetic condition.  Super rare.
Set 623:  Wartime Kluson strip tuners with modern replacement buttons from Antique Acoustics.  These were found on many Gibson flat tops of the WWII era. The set is very clean cosmetically, functionally good.  Barrels measure 1/4" in diameter.  No mounting screws, let me know if you'll need them and I'll check to see what I've got available.
Set 625: Super clean set of '36/'37 Grover G-93 individual tuners in nickel as were found on D-18s of the period as well as many other Martin models. The set has a 6:1 ratio and 7/32” barrels. This set is complete with original bushings and mounting screws and is as clean as you are likely to find, in good working condition. A few little signs of use but nothing significant and no plating loss to speak of.
Set 626: 1950s Kluson Deluxe 'single line' logo individual tuners with metal buttons as were found on the Martin D-18 in the 50s, as well as the Gibson SJ and Country Western along with other quality guitars. They bear the patent number 169400. The set has the side port in the cover plate for the end of the worm gear. Super clean, no plating loss or wear, buttons undamaged, no bent shafts, functionally excellent. I've got mounting screws but no bushings at listing time, if you'll need bushings inquire and I'll check on availability.
Set 627: 1950s Kluson Deluxe 'single line' logo individual tuners with metal buttons as were found on the Martin D-18 in the 50s, as well as the Gibson SJ and Country Western along with other quality guitars. They bear the patent number 169400. The set has the side port in the cover plate for the end of the worm gear. No plating loss or wear, buttons undamaged, no bent shafts, functionally excellent. The plating is a little bit dirty but will clean up if desired, I've left that for the buyer to decide. No bushings or mounting screws at listing time, if you'll need bushings inquire and I'll check on availability.
Set 629: 1930s set of nickel plate Waverly WG-31 slot head tuners as were found on Martin style 21 and some style 28 guitars as well as other quality slot head brands such as Weymann, Vega, Larson and others. With solid head mount barrels these tuners were found on some Gibson L-1 and L-2 guitars, some Nick Lucas and Style 0 Artist model instruments among others. This set is in excellent condition with all original parts, no bent shafts, super clean and functionally perfect. Very hard to find, and as clean as you are likely to see.
Set 630: 1950s Kluson deluxe “single line” logo metal button individual tuners with gold plating. I have no idea what these went on (I'd know what they went on with nickel plating, but not gold). Some of the plating is worn, particularly on the buttons, but the tuners are functionally good. This set has the port in the side of the cover plate that exposes the end of the worm gear. They bear the “169400” patent number. I do not have mounting screws or bushings for the set at the time of listing, if you'll need either for the set inquire and I'll check for availability.
Set 631: 40s/50s Kluson individual tuners with plastic buttons as were found on most style 17 guitars (as well as some small body 18 guitars) in that era. This set is very clean and functionally good, the buttons have been replaced with the Antique Acoustics Kluson replica buttons. No bent shafts or other issues. The barrels measure 1/4” in diameter. I've got a set of mounting screws paired with the set (replacements) but no bushings as of listing, if you'll need bushings please inquire for availability.
Set 633: 19th century nickel silver plated, solid pearl button strip tuners with an elaborate stamped decorative pattern along the plate. These tuners are exquisite in every detail, certainly would have been found on only high end instruments of the 19th century. While the vast majority of Martin instruments from the 19th century used either Jerome (pre-1860s) or Seidel (mid-1860s and later), Robert Corwin's vintagemartin.com website shows an 1874 Martin 1-28 with these tuners and they show all indication of being original to the guitar. While they were not widely used on Martins, it is apparent they were used on some. The barrel spacing is 1 11/32”, the barrels measure 7/32” in diameter. If you have a 19th century Martin with a hole spacing of 1 11/32” in the headstock this is likely the right set for your guitar. The set is in excellent functional and cosmetic condition. Stupid rare. DP1 
Set 634: 1936 Grover G-98 'stay tite' in gold finish...these were found on some Martin archtop guitars (F-7, F-9), the Gibson L-10, and likely lots of other guitars made by Gibson of which I'm unaware. This set has most of the original gold plating worn off but some of it is still there. The set functions well (6:1 ratio), 3 of the bushings appear to be original while 3 have nickel plating so clearly are not. Mounting screws appear original. Rare set. DP2
Set 635: Gorgeous set of late 20s/1930s Waverly WG-31 strip tuners in nickel with 'flowers & fronds' pattern decoration around the mounting screw holes and ivoroid buttons. These tuners were found most commonly on Martin slot head pearl trim guitars (42s and 45s) of the late 20s and 30s but also on some other brands as well. With barrels that allow for solid head mounting these were found on some Gibsons as well. If you need these for a solid headstock guitar please inquire as to the availability of solid head barrels for conversion. The set is in excellent condition cosmetically and functionally, barrels are 7/32” and spaced at 1 3/8”. DP3
Set 636: Fine set of teens/20s nickel plate strip tuners for slot head guitar with solid pearl buttons and 'hash mark' decoration on the plates. Don't know who made these for sure, the gears have a shape and cut that looks much like early Dinsmore & Jager tuners, could be Waverly as well but I can't say with any certainty. The plating and buttons are in excellent condition and the tuners function well. The plates are 4 3/16” in length and the barrel spacing is 1 3/8”. They are early enough to be 'reverse gear' orientation. Not 100% certain what they went on either, but a colleague who is well versed in Larson Brothers guitars suggested that these were found on some high end slot head Larsons. DP4.
Set 637: 1930s Beautiful set of gold plated strip tuners for slot head with fancy decoration pattern and solid pearl buttons that were found on high end pearl trim Weymann guitars and some presentation grade pearly Washburn guitars as well. Though not marked these are most certainly made by Waverly. The barrel spacing is 1 3/8” and the barrels are 7/32” diameter. The tuners are in very good working condition and good cosmetic condition. The plating is clean and bright. One of the pearl buttons has a tiny chip at the base but all 6 are very solid. 3 of the 6 button shafts have a very slight bend/wobble, but it is very slight and not enough to impact function nor enough to have much of an impact on the feel when turning. Very rare set. DP6.
Set 638: Holy cow...so clean and classy...this set of 1930s Waverly slot head tuners boasts gold plating, “flowers & fronds” decorative pattern, and solid pearl buttons. Tuners don't get fancier than this. The set is in exceptional condition cosmetically and functions great. No bent shafts or other problems of any kind. 1 3/8” barrel spacing and 7/32” diameter. Appropriate for the best dressed of the best dressed...while most Martin style 45 slot head guitars had nickel tuners with engraving some had gold engraved/pearl buttoned tuners such as these. You are not likely to see another set. DP7
Set 639: 1920s Waverly nickel plated strip tuner for slot head (bass side only...this is NOT a complete set) with solid pearl button and 'flowers & fronds' decorative pattern. Found on some style 42 and 45 Martin slot head guitars of the 20s as well as some pearl Larson brothers guitars. The plate is in exceptionally fine condition, no bent shafts and spotless plating, 1 3/8” spacing and 7/32” barrels. DP8
Set 640: 1940s Waverly 'yoda head' individual tuners with metal buttons. These were found on some Martin models in '40-'41 and then again in '46 (some D-28 and D-18). This set shows significant plating loss on the buttons and corrosion on the base plates (might clean up a bit with some effor) but they are functionally good. One shaft has a very slight bend. No bushings or screws present. DP10
Set 641: Very clean set of teens/20s Waverly nickel plate/pearl button strip tuners for slot head with hash mark decoration. This same set of tuners with ivoroid buttons were used on Martin style 28 slot head guitars in the teens/20s but I've not seen these with pearl buttons on a Martin. A colleague with significant knowledge of Larson instruments suggests that these were used on pearly Larsons during that period. Excellent condition cosmetically and functionally. DP11
Set 642: Lovely set of late 19th/early 20th century slot head tuners, not sure who made these. Nickel plating with attractive deco-style decorative pattern on the plates and ivoroid buttons. Plates measure 4 1/4”, barrel spacing is 1 3/8 and the barrels measure 7/32”. Very good cosmetic and functional condition, one very slightly bent shaft. No mounting screws. DP12