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New Epiphone branded tuners on Masterbilts?

#1 User is offline   masterbiltfan 

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 12:47 AM

Hello,

I've recently purchased a brand new DR400 MCE, and I noticed that the tuning machines are no longer Grover branded, but are now Epiphone branded. Are these tuners Grovers that are simply re-branded, or did Epiphone have someone else make these?

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:05 PM

Not sure, but interesting. Checking the back of the headstocks on the 500 at Sweetwaters site shows the same Epiphone branded tuners. Just stock photos of the AJ-45 with Groverís.
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 11:09 PM

View Postmgrasso, on 31 December 2018 - 12:05 PM, said:

Not sure, but interesting. Checking the back of the headstocks on the 500 at Sweetwaters site shows the same Epiphone branded tuners. Just stock photos of the AJ-45 with Groverís.


Right, I have owned the AJ45-ME twice before and they were both made in Indonesia with Grover branded tuners.. The one I saw at Guitar Center the other day was a 2017 model; made in China with Epiphone branded tuners.
Acoustic:
1998 Gibson J-100XTRA VSB
2019 Gibson J-45 Standard
2019 Gibson L-00 Standard
2019 Yamaha Silent Guitar

Electric:
2019 Gibson Les Paul Junior DC
2017 Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX
1987 "Epiphone by Gibson" Sheraton VSB
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