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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:36 am 
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I've got a guitar from one of my pro clients back in the shop and he wants the tuners replaced. It's a Les Paul Studio Special that has no vintage value and, in a previous life, had the finish sanded off so it's just a working tool he uses mostly in the clubs in Nashville. Looks like Kluson, Grover and Gotoh all have vintage style tuners but being an acoustic guy I would be guessing. Hope you guys can help me provide him some options for a good precise tuner, not sure if he wants locking or not.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:12 am 
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My personal preference as a player and a luthier is Schaller. The M6 is the best at any price.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:20 am 
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Thanks Brian, I was hoping you would chime in here.

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I'm with Brian.
If you can't find them, Gotoh makes some good stuff, too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:20 pm 
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Thanks Chris, I like Gotoh too, I use their open gear tuners on acoustics.

I'll pass the info on and he can make his choice.

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I’ve used several sets of the Grover keys.
The 135N set look just like the Klusons with plastic keys.
These have the ferrules pressed in from the top. I like them because they are lightweight.
I used these to replace tuners on an American SG, perfect fit, and I did not have to use the new ferrules.
I’m never disappointed with Grover.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:26 pm 
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Thanks Brian, Chris and Dan. I heard back from the guy and he's going with the Schaller M6. I figured he would, I've setup 7 guitars for him and he's a player not a poser :)

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