Silverback Vintage Tuners - Leonidas guitar machine heads

Vintage guitar machine heads for Strat and Tele style guitars.

Leonidas - Vintage Tuners

✔ 60 days Mon(k)ey Back*: 60 days money back

✔ Buttons: Vintage Oval Metal

✔ Surface: Nickel

✔ Vintage replica: Identical to the originals from 1953 to mid-1956

✔ No-Line: no lettering on the housing

✔ Vintage correct materials: housing, base plate + pin made of steel, press-in sleeve made of brass

✔ Gear ratio: 15:1

✔ Weight: only 27 g per tuner (including mounting hardware)

✔ Headstock bore: 8.5 mm or 10 mm version

✔ Incl. mounting hardware: press-in sleeves + screws

✔ Incl. Quality Card: Quality check of each individual tuner before shipping

To our Leonidas Vintage Tuners

6 good reasons for our Silverback Vintage Tuners - Leonidas guitar machine heads

Vintage Oval Metal Buttons

Vintage correct oval metal buttons.

No line housing

Our Leonids Vintage Tuners are replicas of the originals as they were built between 1953 and 1956. The No-Line steel case therefore has no lettering.

15:1 gear ratio

The old originals only had a 12:1 gear ratio at the beginning of the 50s and a 14:1 gear ratio at the end of the 50s. Here we have literally stepped up our game (in the gearbox) and adjusted the gear ratio to 15:1 to enable sensitive and pleasant tuning.

Steel meets Steel!

Vintage correct steel case, steel pin and steel base plate.

Fits almost Strat & Tele style guitars with both 8.5mm and 10mm hole diameters

We offer our Leonidas Vintage Tuners with both 8.5 mm press-in sleeves and 10 mm press-in sleeves. Our vintage tuners are therefore suitable for vintage guitars and modern guitars.

quality and packaging

Every single tuner and button is checked again before shipping and the result is recorded on your quality card!

Likewise, for us the most sustainable packaging is the one that can be reused, which is why we only use our premium doypacks.

Our Silverback Vintage Tuners - Leonidas Vintage Guitar Machine Heads

Our Leonidas vintage guitar machine heads from our Silverback Vintage series are a homage to the vintage guitars of the pre-CBS era from Fender, as they can be found on many Strats and Teles of that time. What many people don't know is that Leo Fender's real name was Clarence Leonidas Fender.

Our Leonidas vintage guitar machine heads are replicas of the old originals from the pre-CBS era as they were built between 1953 and mid-1956. In addition to the design and the high-quality nickel coating, we also use vintage-correct materials. The base plate and the housing as well as the post are made of steel, just like the old originals. The old originals only had a 12:1 gear ratio at the beginning of the 50s and a 14:1 gear ratio at the end of the 50s. Here we have literally stepped up our game (in the gearbox) and adjusted the gear ratio to 15:1 to enable sensitive and pleasant tuning. Like the originals, the press-in sleeves are made of nickel-plated, solid brass.

Our Leonidas vintage tuners fit many vintage style Strat and Tele guitars. We offer our Leonidas vintage guitar machine heads for vintage style guitars with 8.5 mm holes, but also for modern guitars with 10 mm holes.

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