I Need Vintage Style Lefty Tuners - 6 in-line....but Staggered?

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  1. tapollok

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    I'm putting a lefty neck on a righty guitar.
    I prefer vintage-style tuners, but I was hoping for staggered posts.

    Anyone know of such animals?

    Searched this forum and the Google-Webs to no avail.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
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    Why would you do such a silly thing?
     
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    'Cuz I sat in with a band last month....and played a Strat with a reverse headstock and it felt great...so I bought the same AllParts jumbo-fretted neck.
     
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    Naive question. Are left hand neck tuners different to standard tuners, or is it just vintage with staggered posts that are hard to find?
     
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    Guess it’s time to embrace string trees
     
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    I was told in an email from someone @ WD Products/ Kluson that all 6-in-line tuners are side-specific.
     
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    I'm just askin'
     
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    WD Music has them
     
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    I did a reverse headstock on a tele build a few years ago. Just used a lefty neck. Got some grief here for that. Then someone here pointed out I used right handed tuners. Klusons. I didn’t know there was lefty tuners. I told my wife. She couldn’t believe I didn’t know that.
    This place has often made me realize my ignorance. Not sure that’s a good thing.
     
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    Can you share a link?
    I don't see them & the WD rep said they don't have 'em.
     
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    Sorry to know that.
    I have no tolerance for intolerance...

    I've built a successful company challenging the ordinary & conventional.
     
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    Thanks...I just don't see
    Left...vintage...staggered.
    Do you?
    WD rep said they don't exist.
     
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    I just bought a set of lefty Gotoh vintage, staggered locking tuners in gold.

    Pretty niche and yet there they were.

    Sorry if you don't like the thumb wheel on the back. Check out SD91-MG-T. That is the same product number for gold or nickel, lefty or righty.

    It's a little confusing... Gotoh calls them "rightside" which is lefty.
     
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    Could be, suppose they need to turn ant-clockwise to tune up. Can’t get my head around it at the moment. Don’t even have a three a side guitar to hand to fathom it out!
     
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    I came at this from the opposite direction...
    I'm a lefty that prefers right handed necks on my lefty bodies. I like the thin E string to have the shortest string length.

    I think I used Gotoh height adjustable tuners....go to their Website. they have MANY different tuners available.

    What you have to watch out for is the thickness of the opening on the tuner...if you use the tuner that was supposed to be for the thin E string on a reverse headstock, you MAY now be unable to pass the fat E string thru it.
    They don't all necessarily have the same size opening to thread the string thru...

    ...ask me how I know. :eek:
     
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    I hear you. Also, you're limited to a wound E string of about .050 inches on any of those tuning machines with the trapezoidal shape - the hole in the middle is simply not large enough for a larger gauge string.

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    I want the O.P. to know, I don't currently use staggered post splits, but I do understand their merit. I want to hip him to the probability that he will need a string tree anyway for the big, wound A and E strings. I did a lefty headstock/neck on a right hand guitar (and as mentioned you then need right hand machines) and the strings wouldn't behave themselves without the tree. A heavy style tree also - not the little disc type.

    Hey. Did they install some offside side markers for you - or are you going without?
     
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