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ChuckBarnett
04-11-2018, 06:49 AM
First time builder looking for recommendations on suppliers.

Particularly at this point: tuners. Considering Peghed more specifically. I'd like to have them with koa keys if possible.

Thanks, all! :)

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
04-12-2018, 12:22 PM
http://www.stewmac.com/

and

http://www.lmii.com/

and pegheds form this site:
http://www.pohakuukulele.com/how-to-install-peghead-tuners/

saltytri
04-12-2018, 12:36 PM
Pegheds are good tuners but are tricky to install well. They may not be the best choice for a first build unless you're ready to invest in the correct tapered reamer:

http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Reamers/Peghole_Reamers.html

Hardware store reamers don't have the right taper ratio. Gotoh UPT tuners go in a straight 3/8"hole:

https://www.theukulelesite.com/accessories/more/tuners.html

Hana Lima 'Ia is a great place to get tuners as well many other parts and materials that you might find useful:

https://hanalimastore.com/

frianm
04-12-2018, 03:09 PM
For Pegheds go directly to the maker. chuck@pegheds.com They're tricky to install, especially on a first time build. The reamer you want is available from Amazon and ia a 1:30 taper for a violin/Viola peg. I really messed up my first installation and can sent you the nearly destroyed ones that I then had to remove with pliers. PM me for these and you can practice!

Gotoh UPT are my favorites. Then again I am a banjo player and so am very used to planetary tuners. I buy mine here. https://www.theukulelesite.com/accessories/customize-your-order/gotoh-upt-tuners/gotoh-upt-tuner-upgrade.html

Koa buttons is not something that I have seen for sale. Amber might be a close second.