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    Default Gold Tuners Ebony Buttons A-Style

    What companies offer gold tuners / ebony buttons for A-style mandolin ?
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    Default Re: Gold Tuners Ebony Buttons A-Style

    Have a look at the Gotoh MA40 tuners. They make both Nickel & Gold ones.The Gold ones can be bought with 'black' tuner buttons. Whether they're 'Ebony' or plastic i don't know,but i'd assume plastic - however,they look great, I was considering replacing the Nickel Gotohs on my Ellis with the Gold / Black combo.,but i decided not to do it myself - just in case !!.

    The Gotohs on my Ellis are as smooth in operation as you could ever wish for - if they weren't,i'd expect Tom Ellis not to be using them !,
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    Default Re: Gold Tuners Ebony Buttons A-Style

    For the Gold and Ebony, I'm a fan of these gorgeous tuners by Rubner
    https://www.rubnertuners.com/hauser-...-nickel-luxury
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    Default Re: Gold Tuners Ebony Buttons A-Style

    So, you got a huge budget for these?
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    Default Re: Gold Tuners Ebony Buttons A-Style

    The new Schaller GrandTune, IMHO close to Waverly in quality.

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    Those Rubners look mighty fine.

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    Yes, Rubner make some beautiful tuners and they work quite well (I use them on my flat top mandolins), but the Schaller GrandTunes and Waverlies are in another league quality wise.
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    Default Re: Gold Tuners Ebony Buttons A-Style

    I suppose that realistically it depends on how much you wish to spend. Tom Ellis offers Gotoh & Waverly tuners. I doubt very much if he'd use either if he didn't have faith in their quality & dependence. The Nickel Gotohs on my Ellis "A" style work superbly well. I can't imagine any other make of tuner at any higher price level working any better. However - it all comes down to individual taste. If Waverlys /Gotohs /Rubners & Schaller tuners all work very well - it's simply a matter of choosing one or the other & forking out the cash,
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