Originally Posted by lesterp
USA certainly had "Custom Authentics". I've owned several and have played several more. Grover tuners were on the original series of Custom Authentic, which started around July of 2001.
By very early 2002 (if not a little sooner) the Grovers were gone.
The CA's have a slightly (better to me) different sound, as the added mass of the Grovers seems to allow for better sustain.
Whats strange is that his guitar has an earlier S/N then mine and i
did not get the grovers or the BBs.
This inconcistensy makes me believe his guitar is a special market oriented
editions, if you look at the many other fromthis forum or the historical serial
website there are very few with grovers.