MancJonny wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:33 pm
I will be contacting a luthier (as yet, undecided) in respect of all of the above.
I would like new machine heads fitted, too; and possibly having the guitar cleaned-up a little more. I did what i think is a pretty good job, but, never having had a shellac-finished instrument before, I approached the piece very gingerly, to say the least.
Congratulations about the guitar.
It is a very personal choice but I would be inclined to keep the original tuners, as long as they are decent and are functioning properly - they go with the guitar (I would lubricate them of course).
If there are squeaks, sticking etc when you turn the tuners that can be probably be dealt with fairly easily e.g.
Hermanos Conde 1968, Stephen Frith 2007 "Guijoso", Christopher Dean 2018, Ana Maria Espinosa 2014