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Swapping out tuners on an ES-175

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Hello all. I am looking at buying an ES-175 and the ones I have been looking at have the Gibson Deluxe tuners. I vastly prefer the Grover tuners on my ES-335.

 

Is this an easy swap to make after purchase or does it require some drilling on the headstock or something similar?

 

Thanks to all in advance.

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I did this to all 6 of my Gibson guitars, the Grovers fit in the bottom holes for the Kluson Deluxes with ease. The only one I had a problem with was my LP Classic which had BUSHINGS in it. I had to take out the bushings and slightly broaded the holes with a drill, no cracks or anything, that guitar will now hold a 7 fret bend! Just a recommendation, GO FOR IT. Just a little FYI, unless you are a wood worker, have done this before or know what you are doing, have a luthier or a certified Gibson Tech do this job.

 

By the way, the name of the tuners you want are Grover Romatics with Kidney Bean keys.

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