New PRS guy with old question

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  1. Frank Luke

    Frank Luke Pathfinder69

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    So I did search as best I could.Been a Strat guy all my life. I have a new PRS S2 SC McCarty 594 arriving Thursday. I like\prefer\want locking tuners.
    Do I have any options without modifying the holes? I can do that, been around a long time, but sure would rather NOT do that.
    Thanks Folks-I am excited!
    Frank
     
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  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Can’t go wrong with the Phase III
     
  4. Frank Luke

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    Thanks very much for the quick answer! It amazes me sometimes how information is , well, different depending where you go. The people I bought the guitar from Quoted (they said) the PRS website saying that these would NOT fit without modification. Very confusing.
    Like I said thanks. Appreciate a straight answer.
     
  5. Frank Luke

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    Asked this question on Reverb before I bought the guitar>
    This is the answer I got on Reverb from a guitar dealer.
    I quote reply:
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    This is from PRS website. They look close but I’m sure you can get them to work in some way.

    Product Description
    PRS designed locking tuners with unplated brass shaft. Set of six. (Includes bushings and installation screws)
    Please note: The Phase 3 tuners WILL NOT retrofit to any PRS model without modifications except models that already have Phase 3 tuners installed.
     
  6. Frank Luke

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  7. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Shawn is going to have better answers than any dealer, given that he works at PRS.
     
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    John Mann Guitar Vault , was modding and / or selling selling Vintage locking tuners
     
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  10. Frank Luke

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    Yes I figured that. Just showing the post that the guy said was copied/pasted from the PRS website.
    Guess I am not explaining myself correctly. Please explain the part after the "Please Note:" part?
    It is somewhat confusing since this guitar never had Phase III locking tuners on it.
    Not trying to be a wise guy, trying to understand.
     
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  11. Boogie

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    There’s nothing to understand. If Shawn says ‘they fit’, they fit. Install them and enjoy!
     
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  12. Frank Luke

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    ???
     
  13. Frank Luke

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    So I just ordered the Phase III Tuners from John Mann-Friendly customer service-refreshing! Thanks folks
     
  14. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    I think that the "Please note: The Phase 3 tuners WILL NOT retrofit to any PRS model without modifications except models that already have Phase 3 tuners installed." phrase was true when the Phase III tuners were first released. But the new vintage tuners on the 594's can be replaced with the Phase III tuners. Certainly, if Shawn says they'll fit, they will fit.
     
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  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    He means that since Shawn is a Master Yoda at PRS, what he says is gospel.

    I’ll add, I replaced a set of the Vintage style tuners on my 2020 594 with Phase IIII tuners. They were a direct fit. No modding required.
     
  16. Frank Luke

    Frank Luke Pathfinder69

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    Mine is an S2 594 But I know vintage tuners will be on all of them gooing forward, but I doubt they will be the same vintage tuners that are on the S2 models.
    I appreciate the answers and like I said I already ordered them after I saw Shawns posts. Just looking to understand.........Thanks
     

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