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    Default Tuning Peg Maccaferri Islander

    Hello everyone,
    I have a Maccaferri Islander which is in beautiful condition but is short of a tuning peg (together with the holding screw). I have the ivory plastic knob and the two washers.
    My question is can anyone help me out please or point me in the right direction. I am really quite desperate to get this lovely uke into full playing condition.

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    Post a picture of the type you need

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    I tend to replace tuning pegs with geared tuners like Gotoh.
    But it might be cheaper to simply get an entire ukulele off of eBay.
    Search there for "Maccaferri Islander" and see if any are the same as yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobhost View Post
    I tend to replace tuning pegs with geared tuners like Gotoh.
    But it might be cheaper to simply get an entire ukulele off of eBay.
    Search there for "Maccaferri Islander" and see if any are the same as yours.
    Islanders sell for more than it would be worth. I need to repair mine, and these things come up now and again. Someone on here had two for sale a couple of years ago. I don't like geared tuners, and the Islander uses a very narrow tuner which is impossible to replace with anything modern. Thank you for your interest.

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    Waverly friction tuners have a 4.06mm dia. post. Would they work for your Islander?
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    Thank you for the suggestion but they are 3mm.

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    Ping friction tuners have a pretty skinny post, I've used them on vintage Martins with good results. They are inexpensive, and work well. I'll measure mine later for you.
    Last edited by Ukecaster; 10-29-2019 at 08:06 AM.
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    Hi, thank you very much.

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