Kluson Machine Heads
Until the 60s Kluson manufactured countless quantities of guitar and bass tuners for Fender®, Gibson®, Epiphone® and many other companies, setting a milestone into guitar history. Being one of the first geared tuners had a cost—the quality was better than the tuners of the 40’s but not what we expect today. However even after all the years of abuse by guitar players many are still working, a testament to the quality of the workmanship from the Chicago factory .
We have taken the iconic design of the tuners and gave them the proper gearing that they deserved. The 50’s designs that we all love with the mechanisms of today for a tuner that not only looks good, it feels good!
Our "Vintage-Classic" models use the original gear ratio of 1:15, all closed-type tuners (with or without locking mechanism) work a little more fine using an 1:18 gear. The locking mechanisms of our 2 different types of locking tuners have safety catches and can never get lost by turning loose of the housings