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  • After Market Tuners For A Classical Guitar

    Hey All,



    I just picked up a classical acoustic and am looking forward to playing with it on my next album, as well as live with my band. It's not a very expensive model, a vintage Goya that I picked up on Craigslist. I just put brand new strings on it today and it's a little shaky on the higher strings. Since staying in tune is just about the most fundamental thing you can ask of a guitar, I was wondering if there was such a thing as after market tuners made for classical guitars, that might stay in tune for a longer period of time. A quick search of Sam Ash and Musicians friend yielded no results, so I'm wondering if such a thing even exists. Obviously, it's silly to put nice tuners on a not nice instrument, however I really like the feel of the guitar, and it's shotty appearance fits nicely into the look of the band, so if I can make it work, I'd love to try.



    Thanks!

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    I don't know how many nylon string guitars you've owned. If this is your first, you need to be aware of the fact that new nylon strings can sometimes take up to a week before they're done stretching. In other words, your problem may not be the tuners at all....just those new strings settling in.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Opa John
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      I don't know how many nylon string guitars you've owned. If this is your first, you need to be aware of the fact that new nylon strings can sometimes take up to a week before they're done stretching. In other words, your problem may not be the tuners at all....just those new strings settling in.




      John is right. And even after a week you may find you need to retune more often than with steel strings since they are more susceptible to changes in temperature, etc.
      Howard

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      • #4
        What the others have said, however if you want to replace your tuners, StewMac has a nice selection



        http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/C...al_guitar.html

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