Less weight - noble optics!
With our wooden buttons you save weight compared to metal buttons and at the same time you give your mechanics a noble look and a pleasant feel.
✔ up to 20% weight saving
✔ Noble optics
✔ Pleasant feel
✔ Matching Service (we match the
colors to match each set)
Suitable for almost all guitar mechanics on the market!
Among all mechanism manufacturers 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 mechanism.
We at Guitar Monkey therefore offer a total of 3 different inserts in order to offer our buttons for almost all mechanics on the market.
ATTENTION: Please measure the shaft of your 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 mechanics on the market, only those listed below.
Insert 1 - suitable for Gotoh
Our Insert 1 fits all Gotoh tuners or tuners made by Gotoh for other manufacturers:
- Gotoh mechanics
- PRS Phase III
- Taylor tuners by Gotoh
- Ibanez tuners by Gotoh
Insert 2 - suitable for Schaller
Our Insert 2 fits all Schaller tuners or tuners made by Schaller for other manufacturers:
- Schaller machine heads
- PRS Phase I by Schaller
- PRS Phase II by Schaller
Insert 3 - Multi Fit
Our Insert 3 fits many of the following mechanics as they all use the same shaft:
- Grover mechanics
- Gibson machine heads
- Fender locking mechanics
- PRS SE (only from BJ 2010-2022)
- Hipshot mechanics
- Graph Tech mechanics
- KLUSON Germany mechanics
- Daddario mechanics
- Solar Guitar machine heads
Is it okay to use exotic woods?
In principle, all our wood comes from India and without exception from certified cultivation. The woods are 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 that we use is East Indian ebony (Diospyros melanoxylon), which, unlike African ebony, is not considered to be 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-pore brown surface, which goes very well with guitars with a wood look and also very well with rosewood-like fretboards. Due to its properties, it is very well suited as a material for mechanical buttons.
By the way:
Many of you know the sweet tamarind fruit of the tree primarily as a tamarind sauce from Asian cuisine.