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bluesbuster

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Tuners on Cordoba 45FCE 

I found a great deal on a Cordoba 45FCE last week and couldn't pass up. This is my first nylon string guitar in 25 years and it seems pretty good for a factory mass produced guitar.
Does anyone know what kind of tuners are installed on this model guitar? They're the lyra style model but don't seem to hold very well. Given my inexperience on classical guitars it's also possible that my own perception is skewed. The strings may need changing, I've never experienced so much string slippage on any of my electrical models.
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GuitarVlog

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RE: Tuners on Cordoba 45FCE (in reply to bluesbuster

The machines probably are not slipping. The strings are probably still stretching and may take 2-7 days to settle depending on what type of strings are installed and how often you play it. Even after that, your strings will go slightly out of tune depending on changes to humidity and temperature.

These problems are encountered to a much lesser degree on steel-stringed guitars.

If you still experience significant changes in tuning after 2 weeks, then just replace the tuning machines with Gotohs, Rubners or Schallers. These are relatively inexpensive.

I got Gotoh 0938-G for my Yamaha (but from a different seller for $58 shipped).

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/Guitar,_slotted_peghead_tuners/Lyra-style_Gotoh_Classical_Guitar_Tuners.html

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bluesbuster

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RE: Tuners on Cordoba 45FCE (in reply to bluesbuster

Thanks GuitarVlog. I think you're right, I'll give it another day or two than it's time for new strings. I've only had the guitar for 5 days and the strings are the factory-original. My concern was triggered by the fact that I never experienced so much slippage - on a guitar that is.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2011 1:16:41
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