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 Post subject: 325V59 Grover Tuners
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Hi,

I own a 325V59 and would like to switch the tuners to Grover Sta Tite tuners. There are a few different types and I was wondering which version I should use on a 325V59. Do the holes line-up or do new holes need to be drilled?

If someone could provide me with a link to which type of Sta Tites I should use, I would surely appreciate it.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: 325V59 Grover Tuners
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:54 pm 
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I'm not sure where to get Sta Tite reproductions, but I don't know if I'd bother with a mod like that. I'm not sure if the mounting screws line up exactly, so you may need to fill the holes and re-drill.

I've linked a picture comparing the headstocks on my old V59 and current C58. As you can see, you'd have to reshape the V59 headstock if you're really trying to go for that look. I'd keep the Klusons unless they were giving me difficulty.

http://www.kyle-k.com/pics/325%20Headstocks.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: 325V59 Grover Tuners
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:57 pm 
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Haha, spoke to soon. I know exactly where to get Sta Tites:

http://www.rickenbacker.com/cart.asp?vi ... y=Keywinds


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 Post subject: Re: 325V59 Grover Tuners
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:46 am 
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Thanks for the info. Do you like your c58 better than your V59 (or vice versa)?


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 Post subject: Re: 325V59 Grover Tuners
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:10 am 
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I LOVE the c58! (in fact, I sold the V59 after getting it). Very different guitars. Most people seem to think the V59 is more versatile, but nothing tops the C58 if you're really going after the 325 Capri vibe. If I were to get another 325-style, it would probably the 1996 in Fireglo or a C64.

Another note, I think the C58 is great little guitar for jazz too! It's very boomy and bassy to begin with, so with flatwounds, it covers a lot of territory.


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 Post subject: Re: 325V59 Grover Tuners
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:51 am 
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I eventually do want to get a c58 (there's still some used out there). I can't decide between the mapleglo or the jetglo.

And I agree, the 1996 is a beautiful guitar. I wish Ric would put that in their regular rotation. But I understand why it's not since I doubt it's a huge seller. There were 3 up on eBay a few weeks ago.


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 Post subject: Re: 325V59 Grover Tuners
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:28 am 
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If you really want a C58, I'd sell the V59. I actually sold mine for more than I paid for my Jetglo C58. I would certainly go that route before making any serious modifications to the V59.

Jetglo vs Natural? Can't go wrong! Luckily a friend of mine has the Natural C58, so at least one is accessible to me if I need a fix. :) The Jetglo guitar is simply stunning and its image is branded in my psyche, so for me it was no question. :) Good luck!


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