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  1. #1
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    I'm restoring an old Maton arch top, and I swear I saw some decent quality replacement tuners for it
    some time ago when I first took it on , but I havent been able to find them since.
    I have a set the at I CAN use, that were a whole $6 from China,
    but something tells me they may not be the greatest tuners (could be wrong, I dont know)
    To me, they are a pretty standard older open back vintage tuner, but all I can find is more 'economy' style,
    which is what I already have
    Here is the style, if anyone knows of something better, I would really appreciate the help
    cheers

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DEHJZ8..._t1_B00EAUL4LK

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    If the backing plate has to be a similiar angled style, 2 screw
    https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and..._3_Tuners.html
    Or you could check out Australian Luthier Supplies, Realparts.com.au
    Even give Maton a call, they may have an original set laying around.
    Out of curiosity what model is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirbyMD View Post
    If the backing plate has to be a similiar angled style, 2 screw
    https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and..._3_Tuners.html
    Or you could check out Australian Luthier Supplies, Realparts.com.au
    Even give Maton a call, they may have an original set laying around.
    Out of curiosity what model is it?

    Thanks for ther reply .
    The Stewmac tuners are the 'economy' ones I got for $6 from china.
    and ALS and Realparts dont have any either.
    I DID see a $40ish set somewhere . . . but not now.

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    sorry, I didnt answer you fully there.
    Its this guy's grandfather's 1969 Alver model
    which is a real cheapie, I know
    but hw wants the full box and dice on it.
    And Maton would not help him at all . . . not interested.

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    The only person I can think of right now who might be able to help is Tony who admins
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/vintag...iationsociety/
    he's quite a collector of Matons if originality is what the guys after. He maybe of more help.
    I'll keep thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirbyMD View Post
    The only person I can think of right now who might be able to help is Tony who admins
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/vintag...iationsociety/
    he's quite a collector of Matons if originality is what the guys after. He maybe of more help.
    I'll keep thinking.

    Thats a good idea.
    I joined there to research the model, which wasn't clear.
    Dont know why I didnt think of that
    thanks, i'll give him a try

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