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Old 10-18-2020, 10:40 AM
RoyBoy RoyBoy is offline
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One reason to justify stepping up to 510s: if you want a 1:21 ratio, it is available only on 510s. I love the high ratio, no twisting the knob 1/16th of a turn to get that harmonic dead on. They are also made in Japan (thus the higher price) and smooth as silk. Luthier's Merchantile has wooden knobs in the Schaller or Rotomatic shape (can't remember which) if you want a more traditional look.

I first looked into 510s after noticing that EVERY boutique $5,000+ I saw came stock with them. They are unmistakable. Since they are a drop in fit, you can always swap them back out if you decide to sell your guitar.
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