Early '30s Dobro tuners

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Early '30s Dobro tuners

Postby Gregory Drumm » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:05 pm

I am trying to find an old set of Kluson Deluxe
slotted head tuners for a '33 Model 27 round neck Dobro.
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Re: Early '30s Dobro tuners

Postby Brian Evans » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:37 pm

Stwemac sells a Golden Age replica that is quite exact, except for the size of the buttons. I have a 1935 dobro with those tuners - I am curious if you could measure the size of the buttons on yours? Mine are .5" by .610", while the replicas are .56" by .7".

http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Par ... p-end.html
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Re: Early '30s Dobro tuners

Postby Thomas Wentzel » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:36 pm

Try Steve Kovacik, he sells lots of tuners at his website. Tom

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Re: Early '30s Dobro tuners

Postby Chris Vallillo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:29 pm

I quite literally just came up from the shop where I just re-buttoned the very similar Kluson tuners from a 30's Regal resonator. The only difference is the gears and posts were force fitted into place much like a rivet is rather than screwed into place.

I'm keeping these tuners on the guitar, but Steve Koviak does have a set of the very tuners you are looking for on his site. Set # 121. Don't know the price, though.
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