Improve your cigar box guitars by getting to know the anatomy and orientation of open gear tuners
By Glenn Watt
Ever wonder which way is up on a cigar box guitar tuner?
Would you like to learn how a cigar box guitar tuner works, how you should orient them, and why it matters?
Well, you’re in luck, my friend.
In this article you’ll learn:
- the anatomy of a tuner
- how you identify which direction a tuner is oriented
- and why the orientation of a tuner is important
Plus, you’re going to get a bonus tip on how to flip an open gear tuner for a mistakenly drilled hole.
Let’s start with… Continue reading
“How a Cigar Box Guitar Tuner Works”
Learn about the “sealed-gear” varieties of guitar tuners/machine heads, and some useful tips, tricks and advice on how to use them properly.
What are Sealed-Gear Tuners?
Sealed-gear tuners (also known as machine heads, tuning pegs and other names) are the type often seen on electric guitars, especially Fender Telecaster™ and Stratocaster™-style guitars.
They are designed so that the mechanical gears of the tuner are sealed into the base, as opposed to open-gear tuners where the worm and pinion gears are visible.
Click here, or on any of the images in this article to see the selection of Sealed-Gear Tuners available from C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!
“How to Use Sealed-Gear Guitar Tuners”
In this video, CBG craftsman Glenn Watt walks you through installing basic open-gear tuners on a cigar box guitar, such as C. B. Gitty’s economy tuners.
In this video, CBG craftsman Glenn Watt
walks you through installing open-gear economy tuners such as C. B. Gitty’s Chrome Open-gear Economy Tuners on your cigar box guitar.