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Old 01-22-2020, 06:45 PM
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Default 7 & 8 String Classic Tuning Machines

I recently acquired 3 partially completed classical guitars. 6, 7 & 8 string. The story goes these came from a builder in Spain that passed away. The build & material quality (to me) looks quite good.
We’re guessing these were part of an estate sale of sorts.

One of the challenges appears to be sourcing tuning machines for these guitars. So far I’ve not had much luck finding 3 - 4 knobbed plated tuners for the 8 and 1/2 of the 7 string (4+3). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Also looking for bridge/saddle and nuts for the wider fret boards. Stewmac couldn’t help.
(BTW, I’m a novice builder, have completed one scratch build DN. Thought these would be fun to finish out.
Thanks, Bill
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:37 PM
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Look for "individual" classical tuners. We keep sets of the cheaper ones in stock to accommodate unusual spacing on older classical guitars.

Failing that, you can buy sets of regular classical tuners and cut the plates to make up the configuration you need.

You won't find suitable ready-made nuts or saddles, but bone blanks should be readily available, say like these nut blanks from LMI:

https://www.lmii.com/nuts-saddles/15...-x-2-3-16.html
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Old 01-27-2020, 12:21 AM
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You can find inexpensive sets on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/8-string-1-...EAAOSwuUlc0lbR

https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-string-cl...IAAOSw6EhauzWg
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:56 PM
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Thank you.
Also found some on the Rubner site. $$$
https://www.rubnertuners.com/hauser-...ing%20Machines
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:28 AM
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Rubner's are good tuners. You could buy the cheapies and then replace them if the finished guitars warrant a better tuner.
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