page after page of tuner buttons...WHEW! *grins
Here's the truth folks: If you want the best tuning keys, get a set of Waverly tuners.
Waverlys have always been the best. They aren't cheap, but they aren't heavy either.
Perfect for your prized SG, using a bushing.
My Gibson J-45 AG came stock with mini-Grover rotomatic tuners. They worked fine but
I took them off in favor of these beauties. I wanted black buttons. You can get black buttons
for a set of regurlar Rotomatics, but the Waverly tuners were available with Ebony.
I had to pop for the set, because I love this Gibson guitar. For me it was like buying a
lovely dress for a beautiful woman...gilding the lily/
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Another truth: nobody looks at the tuners, except maybe the owner of the guitar.
So whether Rotomatics "look right" on an SG is entirely aesthetic on the part of the OP.
Lots of fine gears recommended here...
you pays yer money and you takes yer choice.
Any and all of them will keep your guitar in tune.
Glad to hear I'm not the only one with Grover tuners... I know by SN I have a 2018, but the seller had almost no info to share otherwise, so I wasn't sure if it was modded, or what... seems okay, to me, as well. But man -- everywhere I looked online (except right Here), everybody had those ivory (or green, or greenish-ivory...) tuner knobs. Whew! My SG ain't some mutant, haha.
All my Les Pauls have Grover tuners, kidney bean buttons, aged nickle. I don't like the stock Tulip Klusons, always feel cheap and plasticy...
I got another SG last week, its got those terrible snot green tuners on it, that feel cheap.
I have a few sets of Grovers here, really thinking about installing them, but I'm just not convinced its gonna look right. Also worried about the additional weight tipping this well balanced guitar into a neck diver. A friends Epi SG has Grovers on it, it can be a wild ride if you don't keep an eye on it, lol..
I know I can find better tuners that look stock, my USA SG 61 has the upgraded Tone Pros Klusons on it, they are much better tuners. I still don't like the look though!
Anyone add Grovers to their SG and keep them on?
BIG BIG BIG thumbs up for the Kluson REVOLUTIONS, I put them on my 2 SG's a Standard & an Original purchases......BEST timing machines I've ever purchased ......the Mini Grovers are damn good too !I got them on a Firebird and an Explorer w/no plans to swap 'em out.Well...what does and does not look "right" is entirely subjective.
Gibson has installed both styles on SGs over the years.
There may be some practical reasons why some are preferred. I am very much impressed with the Kluson Revolutions, so I gotta give a vote to those. But, I also prefer nickel keystones to the plastic. That may be because my first SG (my 1974) came with nickel keystones. Right now, it has the Grover auto-locking mini rotomatics.
My 2014 SG has the original plastic keystones. No intention of replacing those, however.
The real question is not what any of us think looks right on YOUR guitar.
What do YOU think looks right on your guitar?