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    Default New pearl knobs for Gotoh

    I took a chance and ordered the ebay JNNPearlinlay knobs for the new style Gotohs on my Collings. Very precise fit and very lovely solid real pearl. There was nothing wrong with the stock plastic imitation ivory, but you know...

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    Very Nice!, I just went through everything they have and the prices are GREAT! Now if they could only make abalone tuner buttons for Waverly/Gotoh etc...

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    Default Re: New pearl knobs for Gotoh

    NZ Paua shell can only be shipped out as finished goods, or at least worked smooth..

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    you might seek someone there to make you some buttons, rather than wait for the
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    I'm happy to hear that. I bought a set that doesn't fit my set of Gotoh's. I must have the only set where the holes are too small. Now that I've finished all my other projects maybe I'll start on those again. I bought a set at the same time Spruce did. His fit, mine didn't.
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    Mine were snug. The knobs didn’t quite seat all the way with finger pressure but snugged down when I tightened the screws.
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    I might try mine again, maybe file a little with a jewelers file. I have hoped to use them on my mandola.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Wonder; they MOP faced, over a plastic core* , Or made up of several layers of shell..

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    They are solid mop. If they were the plastic bodied one's it wouldn't be an issue.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Thanks for the ebay link! I love these
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