- Vintage Deluxe 3-on-plate tuning machines
- GOTOH 3SD05MA
- Bulk packaged(no box)
- Nickel finish with white oval button knobs
- 15:1 tuning ratio
- Includes vintage 11/32" diameter bushings and screws
MM or CM to Fractions of Inches
These are what you need if you have a vintage junior that needs new tuning machines. These were drop in replacements for my '58 Junior. I don't knwo why by Kluson branded tuners are not the tight size which is weird considering Klusons are original.
Finally had to retire the original tuning machines on my 1948 Gibson J50. These allowed me to use the same mounting holes and original screws. Smooth precise tuning now. I removed some of the nickel finish and set them on a sponge soaked in Coke to get that vintage look and sanded n stained the white plastic Buttons as well. With these vintage pieces, it is as much about getting the look right as the function. Gotoh makes quality products.
These were a perfect fit for my 1959 Gibson. Smooth as butter, and required no new holes (obviously the most important point). A little too shiny, so I knocked the shine down a little with some 1500 grit, came out perfect.
If you have a vintage Junior or other Gibson that has the 3 on a plate tuners these are the ones you need to replace them with. Surprisingly the modern Kluson ones are not the correct size and are not a direct replacement. These ones are and are a nice quality too.
I was able to use these tuners as original replacement on my beautiful Airline Simi Hollow two pickup with original tremolo electric guitar. The fit was perfect with a light bore for the new bushings.