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I've noticed several J-45's from the 90's and one from early 2000's with plastic keystone knobs (like on a Les Paul) instead of plastic oval buttons. Did Gibson put those on some of these J-45's? Or did they all come with plastic oval buttons only to have these owners change them out?

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Hmmm...I have seen a few from the 90's with keystones. I'm looking at a 2004 that has keystone tuners and was curious if they were original. Did Gibson do them then? And why did some come with ovals and some keystones in the 90's?

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Montana J-45s nearly all came with the green keystone tuners. Throughout the 90s up to 97, when they introduced a "early model" which came with white buttons. Limited runs of course would probably be a mix of both. My 93 J-45s pictured came with keysones. During the last 10 months or so I changed them out for Tone pro Klusons, as you can see, white buttons. I love em!

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Ponty - love that J-45 you have! Nice dark burst and the white buttons look really good. I've been wanting a J-45 from between the early 90's to about 2003. Hoping to find one with some playwear so I won't be scared to mess it up. Watching a 2003 on eBay right now, not so sure about it tho (That's why I was asking about the keystones).

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