A combination of precision engineering artistic creativity. See this set on The Maple Guitar
One of the most popular high end classical tuners available made in the USA.
Nicolo Alessi from Italy is a favorite amoung many luthiers for providing a superb product for a reasonable price.
Started by a german mechanical engineer influenced by historical machinists to create his own line of tuning machines.
The late John Gilbert is a famed luthier and invented this practical and very serviceable design of tuning machines to use on his guitars.
Baljak is a small tuning machine maker by the sea in Croatia with designs inspired by vintage navigational instruments.
One of the best available machine sets. Made by Waverly
Founded in 1864 by Josef Rubner, they continue their tradition of creating quality machines with modern manufacturing technology.
Gotoh is a Japanese company that started building tuning machines in the 1960's. The Gotoh Premium model is the "go-to" machine set for many professional luthiers.
A surprising quality for the price, the operation of these tuners will stand up to others that are three times the cost.
One of the early innovators of classical guitar tuning machines.
Schertler tuning keys are engineered in Switzerland, using an improved bearing structure for accurate tuning up and down.
Robson is a company from the UK that seems to make attractive machines with unique plate engravings. They have a few different options of plate engraving, buttons and rollers.
I have initially built this site as an overview and portal to the quality classical guitar tuning machines that are available today. Hopefully it will provide others a quick glance at the market without having to sift through pages of search results. If you see any typos or misinformation, then please contact me.