How to Choose the Right Guitar Tuner
Every guitarist needs a great guitar tuner. Guitar Center offers the best selection of reliable, accurate guitar tuners at the guaranteed lowest price. Whether you play guitar on stage, in the studio, or in the garage, you'll find the perfect tuner in our massive selection.
Being in-tune is essential to guitar performance, and a great guitar tuner will help you be on-pitch with the rest of the music. For most situations, a compact standard or chromatic guitar tuner gets the job done well, and they come in lots of different types. For instance, the Boss TU-3 chromatic pedal guitar tuner works well for those with a pedal board. For guitarists that spend a lot of time standing over their pedal board, and using their feet, a pedal tuner pedals that fits neatly on a guitar effects pedal board makes perfect sense. Most pedal tuners have a signal on/off that mutes your guitar sound while you tune, which can be a handy feature.
Another top seller is the Super Snark 2 clip-on guitar tuner, and it's a good example of clip-on tuners. Clip-on guitar tuners have increased in popularity over the years. They're accurate, lightweight and usually the most affordable guitar tuners. Many professional musicians, including guitarists in several well-known house bands, rely on clip-on guitar tuners on stage. Guitarists that don't have a roadie to tune their guitar offstage love the quickness and ease of a clip-on guitar tuner.
If you want the ability to tune any instrument in an entire orchestra, check out the Korg OT-120 Chromatic Orchestral Tuner. It's an incredibly versatile tuner, and it travels well. If you're the sort of musician for whom good tuning isn't good enough, you're looking for the precision of a strobe tuner. Strobe tuners often come with a steeper price tag, but they're the most accurate guitar tuners available. The Peterson Strobe Center 5000-II Tuner is one popular example, and it's a common sight in studios everywhere. But you can also make room for a strobe guitar tuner on-stage with a more compact option like the Peterson StroboStomp2 Pedal Virtual Strobe guitar tuner. High-precision guitar tuning doesn't get any smaller than this little powerhouse.
Browse this selection of guitar tuners, including clip-on, guitar pedal, hand-held tuners, or strobe tuners. They're all great, it's just a matter of which guitar tuner works best for your needs and your budget.