Vintage Gretsch Guitars

What do you guys know about tuners?

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Those are indeed Waverly tuners and one possibility for '64, but from what I've seen on Tennesseans from the '64 or '65 timeframe, the much more likely tuner would be the Van Gent (or Van Ghent) open backs with sort of triangular buttons.

Both show up regularly on eBay, though not always easy to find.

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Tuners from my 1933 model 25 if anybody was wondering what they look like? #558J

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This thread should help with the '67 I bought, I need tuners eventually.

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To anyone curious, Van Ghent tuners measure approximately:

.350" diameter hole in headstock

.800-.825" distance between screw holes, center to center

.500" distance from center of top screw hole to center of .350 diameter hole in headstock

.300" distance from center of bottom screw hole to center of .350 diameter hole in headstock

I do not actually have the tuners but a body that had these installed.


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