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Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by sstweed, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    oh, don't worry so much about the holes through the peghead or the height of the posts; if the keys have the screw-on collar then they're pretty much the same size, your only concern is the alignment of the little mounting screw on the back.
     
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  2. Outlaw

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    Measure your peghead thickness.
     
  3. sstweed

    sstweed Supporting Member

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    I bought Gotoh Schaller style 1951’s from stew-Mac and they’re an exact fit. $50 and ten minutes and done. Of course it took me a couple months to get around to it! Stew-mac having exact dimensions on their website really helped!
     
  4. Tony Done

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    Stewmac lists the exact dimensions of all their tuners, so if you measure yours, you can check it against theirs.
     
  5. sstweed

    sstweed Supporting Member

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    That’s exactly what I did. That’s what gave me the confidence to buy and ship tuners sight unseen. I even took on of the tuners off and drove to a couple local shops. No on had the right thing. So I really had no choice. I got out the vernier and measured it all up. Found the one it matched on stewmac. Didn’t take ten minutes to swap out. Perfect fit.
     
  6. jwguitar

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    I have to agree Gotoh tuners are probably the smoothest tuning machines out there. Grover is also a great tuner but Gotoh is going to fit right in that footprint for the previous tuners.
     
  7. sstweed

    sstweed Supporting Member

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    I can attest to the gotohs being very smooth. I have an epiphone 339 I like real well but it has cheapo tuners. I may look for gotoh copies of those now as well.
     

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