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    Likely got them from Grover..as he is in Cleveland OH...same as Grover.. I've seen some other Grover sell offs before..probably orders that were never sold.. These have been up while.. I stocked up last November.. I think they are 308 based tuners..

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    I search through mandolin tuning machines, tuners, pegs, etc. daily on eBay. I just realized that I never look at Grover tuners. I've been missing these for months. I have to change my search habits.
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    Default Re: Good deal on Grover A style tuners.

    Here are some more sets at a slightly higher price. This seller is in Oregon.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grover-Satin...wAAOSw3v5YpncU
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    Default Re: Good deal on Grover A style tuners.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Here are some more sets at a slightly higher price. This seller is in Oregon.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grover-Satin...wAAOSw3v5YpncU
    Looks the same to me. I actually prefer the 308 vs 309.
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    Probably should have bought two, but like Mike I don't actually have a need for them. I do have an old Gibson with gold tuners that should be sliver so will most like change them and keep the gold around. Thanks Mike for posting this. Email today they have shipped.
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    It was actually posted by fscotte. You need to thank them.

    By the way, fscotte, thanks for posting this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    It was actually posted by fscotte. You need to thank them.

    By the way, fscotte, thanks for posting this.
    Sorry fscotte, thanks. Getting old seems harder each day. But memory isn't everything, some days I forget I can't remember.
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    No thanks needed! I was being a little bit conniving by posting it. If the replies gave a thumbs up then I would buy a set. If the replies gave them a thumbs down, I wouldn't touch em. Well, I bought a set.

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    That was a good find in my book. If I'd seen them earlier I would have posted it.
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    Mine arrived today. They are A style tuners that are a match for the Gibson Grover tuners that came on my Gibson in 2005. The invoice has the number 310NS written on the invoice. I'm going to guess that's the model number. That number doesn't appear in any of the Grover catalogs I can find.
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    They've got a few more for sale.

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    Got mine. Compared to the 309, these have a better look, feel like sturdier metal, and have good tuner action. Why did Grover stop making these? I went ahead and bought another set. This is a steal. Could go down as deal of the year on MandoCafe Ebay forum.

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    Gibson stopped making A style mandolins after the flood I believe. Grover was under contract to only sell these tuners to Gibson. I'm assuming they got tired of inventorying the A Style. I believe Gibson is still using the Gibson Grover F style tuners. I read someplace that the Gibson Grovers were created as a replacement for the Schaller tuners Gibson used for a few years. I don't know if that is true or not but if they had their tooling and they didn't want to make changes it made sense. Again, I don't even know where I read that. If the F style tuners ever hit eBay you might want to grab those as well. They really are decent, substantial tuners. It is an excellent deal.
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    Same guy had a number of these at $25.00 end of last year also. Did not know they were Gibson. Bought a couple of sets at that price.
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    Bought two. Thanks for this. They'll definitely be an improvement on my Gotohs.

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    Default Re: Good deal on Grover A style tuners.

    I just looked at my '99 Gibson A5L... yup exact tuners but satin silver. I LOVE the tuners on my Gibson, far superior to the current Grover 309.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fscotte View Post
    I just looked at my '99 Gibson A5L... yup exact tuners but satin silver. I LOVE the tuners on my Gibson, far superior to the current Grover 309.
    Are the tuners on your A5L worm over or worm under? Also, I'm envious of your A5L

    I've almost a few of those.
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    These are both Schaller tuners on an A5G and an A5L. I thought the silver ones were Grovers, they aren't.

    I was hoping I could find some A Style Gibson Grover tuners.
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    Ordered 2 sets but only got one today with my receipt where I paid for both. Hope he has another set to send me..
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    Got mine today, really nice tuners, glad I ordered another set when they came up again. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Seller contacted me back and is sending my second set along with apologies,very nice indeed.
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    Default Re: Good deal on Grover A style tuners.

    Bought some too, just because I can't resist a good deal. They look nice. Thanks for the heads-up, fscotte! Am keeping them on hand for the next time I change strings on an instrument that needs an upgrade.

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    Default Re: Good deal on Grover A style tuners.

    I received these quickly and they were an easy swap on my JBovier A5-T. Now I'm on the lookout for a satin cast tailpiece. Anybody?
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    Default Re: Good deal on Grover A style tuners.

    Nice. The Allen and James are the only two I know of.


    James tailpieces are available several places. The only place I've seen all the Allen's is here:


    http://www.allenguitar.com/tpcs.htm
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    Default Re: Good deal on Grover A style tuners.

    Looks like these are available again:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUTHENTIC-GR...S/172615549411
    2016 Franzke A5 Custom w/Rubner tuners & James Tailpiece & McClung Armrest
    2011 Collings MT Custom w/Rubner tuners & McClung Armrest
    2014 JBovier A5T w/Grover 308 tuners & McClung Armrest
    2015 Blueridge BR-40TCE Tenor to OM conversion
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