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Thread #166259   Message #3995793
Posted By: Backwoodsman
10-Jun-19 - 02:37 AM
Thread Name: replacing guitar machine heads
Subject: RE: replacing guitar machine heads
Al, the 510s were bought from George Lowden Guitar Co., so they have the Lowden monogram on the back which, of course, you wouldnít want. Hereís what they look like...

Lowden Monogrammed Gotoh 510 Tuners

I think identification of the tuners currently on your Yamaha is the key, so that you can find a replacement that will fit exactly. Yamaha must have a distributor in the UK- perhaps they can help? Otherwise, if you canít get details, your original suggestion of talking to a luthier is a sound idea.

Iíve also replaced open-back Gotohs on my Martins with Waverlys but, as I said before, I always make sure that any replacement is a perfect drop-in fit before I start buggering about with them - saves a lot of effing and blinding! ;-)