Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
The tuners are incredible and precision. Much better than the 814. Very incremental.
They're just Gotoh 510s. 18:1 gear ratio. You can put them on anything you want for like $70.
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I'm not a huge fan, because the teeth on the gears are tiny and are more easily stripped, although I've never actually seen it happen with Gotohs (I have with 18:1 Grovers). Musicians are generally used to making small adjustments, so I don't feel like the difference between 14:1 or even 12:1 is a big deal, but if you like them it's an easy change.
Taylor makes good stuff. The kits that they have for luthiers to do neck jobs are ridiculously convenient. The closest thing to interchangeable parts in the acoustic guitar world.