Replacement Gotoh Buttons... Who/Where ?

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Replacement Gotoh Buttons... Who/Where ?

Postby Paul Rattenbury » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:42 am

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... for Gotoh 35G1600 tuners. I caliper'd the tuning peg... It's opening is precisely 3mm x 4mm -as the Japanese are metric and precise. Come to think of it... I think I bought these tuners from StewMac about a decade ago. But They Don't...
Please; search thru your Knob drawer and see what you can find... Six: In Black; please. Ebony or Plastic.
Where can I find a set ?
They are on a 1963 Arne Schluensen. He is in a book of Danish guitar makers... Copenhagen... Found this beauty at my local re-use-it for $65 bucks... Macassar... and dust bunny stuffing and a really ugly case. It needed some work. I learned a bit of french polish on it. Thanks to Nicole Alosinac for a new flat fret-board, bridge and neck re-set; it actually has a tiny dove-tail.
It is on the verge of destruction and I keep toying with the idea of doubling-up a fan-brace to sharpen up the highs. The low-end is pipe-organ tho'. Thanks for you time.
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Re: Replacement Gotoh Buttons... Who/Where ?

Postby Bob Gramann » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:53 am

You might try There’s a link on the page for email inquiries. He is very responsive. If the buttons are available from Gotoh, he will be able to find out.
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Re: Replacement Gotoh Buttons... Who/Where ?

Postby David King » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:51 pm

Bob, that's a great resource, thanks for posting it.
Paul, the Schaller buttons will fit over Gotoh shafts and work well enough. Schaller shafts are 4mm with 3.25mm between the flats. Schaller sells aftermarket wood buttons in ebony, padauk and other woods quite inexpensively. Allparts used to carry them but now they are available from Toneninja on Ebay, and Sporthitech's website (search for PRS phase III Gotoh). Other custom wood options come from and
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