New tuners for an APX-500III?

APX series guitars are designed with a focus on playability. Their thin bodies and cutaways that provide greater access to the upper frets, offer smoother switching between electric and acoustic instruments.

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New tuners for an APX-500III?

Unread post by chkm8k2 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:33 am

Hi there----new to the forum and just picked up an excellent used APX-500III. Just wondering if anyone has had experience replacing the tuners themselves and have they found locking tuners that are a direct replacement so no additional drilling, etc. is necessary? Thanks in advance!!]
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Re: New tuners for an APX-500III?

Unread post by Saul » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:47 pm

Hi chkm8k2, welcome to the forums and the string section :)

I think what you need are the Gotoh SG301 locking tuners or their equivalent. Not sure about other brands but the Gotoh are drop in replacements and far better than the originals.
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Gotoh SG301 Locking Machine Heads
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