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Best Guitar Tuners

Updated November 2018
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  • 13 Models Considered
  • 43 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 125 Consumers Consulted
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    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Unless you happen to have perfect pitch where you can identify what notes are by ear, a tuner is absolutely necessary for most guitar players. Chromatic tuners show you what note you are playing to get the perfect pitch on each string. There are many types of tuners, some meant for acoustic or electric guitars, or even other instruments altogether. Clip-on or headstock tuners are the most common and work via a microphone on guitars that lack a built-in jack. Some tuners require a jack and cable and are common for electric guitars. Both options are great for new players and professionals alike to keep in a case or gig bag.

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      Katie
      Editorial Director
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      Michael
      Writer

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