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#1 User is offline   Motherofpearl 

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

A friend of mine bought a ltd run of 10 hummingbird koa off eBay and is now looking to get the engraved tuners that comes on the actual koa any idea where to find these?

Any help would be appreaciated also this one comes with the vintage closed back tulip tuners is there any mods that would have to be done to switch them out?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

View PostMotherofpearl, on 07 April 2012 - 05:40 PM, said:

A friend of mine bought a ltd run of 10 hummingbird koa off eBay and is now looking to get the engraved tuners that comes on the actual koa any idea where to find these?

Any help would be appreaciated also this one comes with the vintage closed back tulip tuners is there any mods that would have to be done to switch them out?

Thanks


If I understand correctly, your friend would like to replace the Kluson style tuners with the engraved rotomatics found on Custom Koa H'bird?
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:36 PM

Yes that's exactly it!
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

I don't think that they sell as replacement parts, maybe he could find the engraved button to put instead of the standard button...I was searchin' for those buttons unsuccessfully in the past, I think the only way is ask to gibson...
However, he should drill new holes to accept the tuners.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

Thanks Ritchie I didn't think so but I thought Id throw it out there personally I love the kluson tulips myself
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

If Im not mistakin.. they came with engraved tuner Buttons.. at least the ones Ive see have..

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:25 PM

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These are the ones it comes with
And theses are the ones he wants
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

I don't think you can get those ... unless you can prove to gibson you have a Hbird Koa model and the original engraved tuners got damaged .
but maybe via a 5 star dealer you can who knows.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

Okie thanks
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

Waverly has ones that will work and they look really Nice.... they have engraved buttons, but they are attatched to tuners.. there not cheap..

I know the ones from Gibson are very Expensive.. a Gibson dealer should be able to help... are you in Canada?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:28 AM

Yes I'm in Alberta Canada so probably long and mcquade he will have to go to.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:09 AM

Those engraved tuners are really nice, but I have no idea where to get them. Have you tried contacting Grover directly?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

Try these:
http://www.goldbugpr....com/tuners.htm

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

I think that GIBSON should use, on ALL their guitars, the ones they use on the Sheryl Crow model.....

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

View Postonewilyfool, on 08 April 2012 - 10:52 AM, said:

I think that GIBSON should use, on ALL their guitars, the ones they use on the Sheryl Crow model.....

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Ya those are nice for sure lol
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

View Postmichaelsegui, on 08 April 2012 - 09:23 AM, said:



Man....besides all the GREAT people I've come to know on this forum, I REALLY like the wealth of information available here.

I sure understand the disappointment with the look of the are deco tuners on the H'Bird Koa, but I tried to buy one that had them installed, but that deal fell through.

When I found the new H'Bird Koa with the gold engraved Grovers, I snapped one right up.


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