Less weight - noble optics!
With our wooden buttons you save weight compared to metal buttons and you give your guitar mechanics a noble look and a pleasant feel at the same time.
✔ up to 20% weight saving
✔ noble look
✔ pleasant feel
✔ Matching Service (we match the
colors to match each set)
Suitable for almost all guitar machine heads on the market!
Among all guitar machine heads there are a handful of different shaft sizes. It is therefore important that the buttons have an exact insert to ensure an exact fit on the shaft of the respective machine head.
We at Guitar Monkey therefore offer a total of 3 different inserts in order to offer our buttons for almost all guitar machine heads on the market.
ATTENTION: Please measure the shaft of your guitar mechanics before buying to be on the safe side. If you are unsure, contact us and we will be happy to help you. Our inserts do not fit all guitar tuners on the market, only those listed below.
Insert 1 - suitable for Gotoh
Our Insert 1 fits all Gotoh guitar machine heads or guitar machine heads made by Gotoh for other manufacturers:
- Gotoh guitar machine heads
- PRS Phase III
- Taylor guitar machine heads by Gotoh
- Ibanez guitar machine heads by Gotoh
Insert 2 - suitable for Schaller
Our Insert 2 fits all Schaller guitar machine heads or guitar machine heads made by Schaller for other manufacturers:
- Schaller guitar machine heads
- PRS Phase I by Schaller
- PRS Phase II by Schaller
- Sperzel guitar machine heads
Insert 3 - Multi-Fit
Our Insert 3 fits many of the following tuners, as they all use the same shaft:
- Grover guitar tuners
- Gibson guitar tuners
- Fender locking guitar tuners
- PRS SE (only from BJ 2010-2022). Guitar machine heads
- Hipshot guitar machine heads
- Graph Tech guitar machine heads
- KLUSON Germany guitar machine heads
- Schertler guitar machine heads
- Daddario guitar machine heads
- Solar Guitars guitar machine heads
Is it okay to use exotic woods?
Basically, all our wood comes from India and without exception from certified cultivation. The timber is grown in plantations and monitored and approved by the Indian State Forest Service.
What many people don't know is that there are several hundred types of ebony and rosewood all over the world. Unfortunately, many of the world's ebony and rosewood species, especially African ones, have been considered endangered for many years.
Therefore, instead of using the endangered Indian rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia), we use the non-endangered tamarind wood (Tamarindus indica), also known as Indian dates. The second type of wood we use is East Indian ebony (Diospyros melanoxylon), which, unlike African ebony, is not considered critically endangered.
We also want to give something back to nature and therefore plant a tree in India for every Monkey Locks - Locking Tuners Set with wooden buttons sold.
East Indian Ebony (Diospyros Melanoxylon), also known as Coromandel or Kendu/Tendu, is not on the red list compared to many other ebony species.
East Indian ebony is a black, smooth and above all hard wood. As a result, it has an extremely elegant look and is therefore ideal as a button for guitar and bass mechanics.
By the way:
The leaves of this tree are also used as rolling paper for the Indian Beedi cigarettes.
Tamarind wood (Tamarindus indica), also known as Indian dates, is a wood with properties similar to Indian rosewood. But tamarind wood is not on the red list, which is why we chose this excellent wood.
Tamarind wood has a beautiful, open-pored brown surface, which goes very well with guitars with a wood look and just as well with rosewood-like fretboards. Its properties make it a very good material for guitar mechanics buttons.
By the way:
Many of you know the sweet tamarind fruit of the tree primarily as tamarind sauce from Asian cuisine.