“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Schaller F-style, nickel plate, pearloid buttons, non-guitar direction


  • TUNERSSchallersMandoNickelSMNI460023mm post to post hole spacing (29/32")
  • Gear ratio of 16:1
  • 10mm (3/8") post hole required.
  • Opposite conventional guitar direction
  • Screws & bushings included.

These tuners are installed with the button shaft/worm gear below the cog/string post. The tuners turn in the NON-GUITAR DIRECTION - clockwise the string tightens, counterclockwise the string loosens.

See schematic

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 3+  
SMNI4 Schaller F-style, nickel plate, pearloid buttons, non-guitar direction Yes $52.97 $47.15