Guitar Tuner Repair

We offer guitar tuning machine heads repair and replacement for electric guitars and bass guitars. We fill, re-drill, and resize tuner holes for installing new tuning machines.

Tuning machine head problems are definitely frustrating. From problems keeping your guitar in tune to putting up with worn, loose gears you need things made right. The question guitar owners ask themselves is whether they should try to repair guitar tuners or replace them with a new set of tuning machines.

We've tried to cover the basics here, including telling you what we offer. Whichever way you choose to go, repair or replace, we can fix your tuning machine problem.

Repair or Replace Tuning Machines?

The decision between repair or replace generally comes down to solving the need at the lowest possible cost. For the average guitar owner making this decision can be problematic because are not aware of everything involved. Before deciding on your own, do an internet search for guitar repair near me and speak with a guitar tech. Discover the options and possible pitfalls in repairing or replacing tuning keys and gears. Imagine the frustration of removing your old tuners, opening the box with the new set, and discovering that things don't fit.

This is not a simple project for the average person. You should have a local luthier, such as Artisan Luthiers, perform this guitar modification for you. Call us for a free tuning machine replacement cost estimate.

Repair Tuning Machines?

Things like humidity, impact and accidents can cause your machine heads to have problems. The feasibility of repairing machine heads varies from situation to situation. We can repair guitar tuner issues such as loose tuners, lubricating guitar tuners, replacing damaged or missing tuner knobs and mounting screws.

Replace Tuning Machines?

Replacing tuning machines is fantastic when the work is completed. Getting there is usually more complicated than it may seem. Replacing tuners often requires filling existing screw holes and drilling new screw holes. Sometimes there is a need to enlarge tuner pegholes, fill and re-drill a tuner hole, or press tuner bushings in the mounting holes. This can be further complicated because many tuning machine manufacturers sell beautifully crafted sets of machines but do not sell the bushings.

We can help you select a great set of tuners for your guitar, make certain they will work for your guitar, and do a complete installation. Call us to discuss your situation and get a free estimate.

Tuning Machine Replacement Cost

Our bench time minimum cost for tuner work is $20. Prices vary depending on the type of tuners, replacement strings, and any modifications required. A rough idea of the cost to replace tuning machines is as follows:

  • 6-String Guitar Tuner Replacement: $65 with restring and tuning (no mods)
  • 4-String Bass Tuner Replacement $80 with restring and tuning (no mods)
  • 5-String Bass Tuner Replacement $85 with restring and tuning (no mods)

Popular Tuning Machine Replacement Sets

  • Graph Tech Ratio Locking Tuners
  • Fender Locking Tuning Machines
  • Vintage Schaller Tuning Machine Heads
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock-Trad
  • Grover Roto-Grip Tuning Machines
  • Hipshot Xtender Tuning Machine Heads
  • Proline Tuning Machines

Need Tuning Machine Heads Repair or Replacement?

For a free estimate or to schedule guitar tuningmachine heads work simply call us at 678-402-6739 or send us a message by clicking on the button below. We offer free guitar tuning for any tuning machine heads replacement job.