Heck man, I don't make the news, I just report it Epi's Web site says they are Grover Rotomatic machine heads, and I believe them.Not grovers, these are the terrible cheap tuners they always used on low end models, grovers would be worth half of it's price
They are pretty cool though.
Don't believe always what you read there,Epi's Web site says they are Grover Rotomatic machine heads, and I believe them.
Finish Vintage Worn (EB, HS, VS)
Gloss (PA, SY, TQ)
Body Material Poplar
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
Neck Joint Bolt-On
Truss Rod Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover "Bell" shaped; 2-layer; "SL" in white
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood Composite
Neck Pickup Epiphone 650SCR™ Ceramic Single-Coil
Bridge Pickup Epiphone 700SCT™ Ceramic Single-Coil
Controls 3-way Pickup Selector
Knobs Black ABS Top Hat knobs
Headstock Epiphone "Clipped Ear"; "Les Paul Model" in gold; "Epiphone" logo in silver
Pickguard HS, VS colors = 1-Layer (Black)
EB, PA, SY, TQ = 1-Layer (White)
Fingerboard Radius 14"
Frets 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge/Tailpiece Adjustable, Intonated "Wrap Around" Stopbar Combo
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Machine Heads Premium Covered; 14:1 ratio
Other "2017" Edition logo on back of headstock
Optional Hard Case (940-ENLPCS)
Case UPC = 711106261591
Warranty Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Service 1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766)
Those tuners are what have been on cheap guitars since the 70s. I set up a friend's 70s Crestwood single cut, and it had those tuners on it -- and they were slipping. I went to the music store in my little city and found identical tuners for $30 a set! No, they certainly aren't Grovers. But they work better than you might think for the price -- when they are new.
Thanks for popping my happy bubbleDon't believe always what you read there,
They are NOT Grovers