Tuner Shopping, Links & Resources
Here are classical guitar tuners for sale, tuner installation kits, and links to the various tuning machines available to players and luthiers today. Over time we hope to be adding more accessories and resources to our online store. If you have any questions then contact us at 931.201.9041 or by email here.
$35 - $85 USD
Der Jung, a Taiwan-based company, makes some of the best functioning tuners available for their price.
The gears work very smoothly and will be very reliable.
After receiving many questions about tuner installation, this kit is offered to help create a successful installation and save you a trip to the hardware store.
$10 - $20 USD
If you are changing the tuning machines on your guitar then here are some strings I recommend in addition to a practicle humidifier and clip-on tuner solution.
Tuning Machine Links
Here are links to the variety of classical guitar tuners available today. If I am missing one then
let me know and I will add it.
A combination of precision engineering artistic creativity. See the latest tuners on this The Maple Guitar project.
Alessi Tuning Machines
Nicolo Alessi from Italy is a favorite amoung many luthiers for providing a superb product for a reasonable price.
Scheller Tuning Machines
Started by a german mechanical engineer influenced by historical machinists to create his own line of tuning machines.
Gilbert Tuning Machines
The late John Gilbert is a famed luthier and invented this practical and very serviceable design of tuning machines to use on his guitars.
Baljak Tuning Machines
Baljak is a small tuning machine maker by the sea in Croatia with designs inspired by vintage navigational instruments.
Founded in 1864 by Josef Rubner, they continue their tradition of creating quality machines with modern manufacturing technology.
Gotoh Tuning Machines
Gotoh is a Japanese comp4ny that started building tuning machines in the 1960's. The Gotoh Premium model is the "go-to" machine set for many professional luthiers.
Der Jung Tuners
A surprising quality for the price, the operation of these tuners will stand up to others that are three times the cost.
One of the early innovators of classical guitar tuning machines.
Schertler tuning keys are engineered in Switzerland, using an improved bearing structure for accurate tuning up and down.
Robson is a company from the UK that seems to make attractive machines with unique plate engravings. They have a few different options of plate engraving, buttons and rollers.
Highest grade handcrafted guitar tuners for classical guitar, connecting the deep knowledge of luthiery, jewellery craftsmanship and the discerning musicians needs.
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About this site creator...
I have initially built this site as an overview and portal to the quality classical guitar tuning machines that are available today. Hopefully it will provide others a quick glance at the market without having to sift through pages of search results. If you see any
typos or misinformation, then please contact me.
Building classical guitars for the most thoughtful and dedicated musicians.
A recently completed custom maple project with handmade tuning machines by Jorg Graf