After buying my Custom earlier this year, I have taken a liking to gold hardware. I realised I should have bought my white Studio with gold hardware back then . So I decided to rectify that error, and while I'm at it, convert my Telecaster and my Epiphone Texan to gold as well. This thread will document my "journey" as I'll take a while to do this (stuff is $$$ ) And of course, show off some of my guitars to fellow enthusiasts Lets start with the Texan, since this is the easiest one, I just need to change the tuners and TRC screws. The Texan comes with some really good quality Wilkinson machine heads, no play in them at all. I decided to buy just the same ones, only in gold for an easy exchange. The guitar in question, a surprisingly good acoustic for little money: Swapping the first half: Those press-in studs are a beyotch to get out New bushings in, swapping the TRC screws for gold ones too Second half in, looking good Now I only need to string up again: I'll post some better pics tomorrow, when there is daylight. Next up: progress on my LP Studio and on the Tele.