Early '30s Dobro tuners

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Gregory Drumm
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Early '30s Dobro tuners

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

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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

Thomas Wentzel
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Re: Early '30s Dobro tuners

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

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Chris Vallillo
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Re: Early '30s Dobro tuners

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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.

Chris Vallillo
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Re: Early '30s Dobro tuners

Post by Chris Vallillo »

Don't know if you're still looking, but I saw this on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-40s-Klu ... 1887485239

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