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Re:L.P. Custom R.I.s & tuners


New member
Oct 30, 2001
Re:L.P. Custom R.I.s & tuners

Does anyone know why Gibson puts Grover machines on its Historic L.P. Customs? The originals had goldback Klusons.I know that these 1950s machines were not that great, but they are accurate to the insturment, The NOS goldtops & bursts have tuners that are of the style that was on these guitars when they were new(if you bought these Pauls in the 1950s-1960.) When one goes to the trouble & extra expense to buy a historic L.P,Gibson should make them as accurate as possible, the people buying these insturments are usually very astute and somewhat knowledgable about highend 1950s electric guitars. JUBELO.


Sep 26, 2001
I agree completely! If Gibson includes the Custom in the Historic line, it had better be an accurate reissue. Rotomatics, though fine tuners, just aren't accurate. You hit one of my "hot buttons" and my Nov and Dec. TCG articles rant about this in some detail.

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