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02-24-2018, 11:45 AM
I have a Kiwaya with white Gotoh tuner knobs. I'd like to change them for something darker. Do I have to buy them directly from Japan?

Jim Hanks
02-24-2018, 11:56 AM
Not necessarily- https://www.theukulelesite.com/gotoh-upt-tuner-upgrade.html

Ken Franklin
02-25-2018, 07:48 PM
From pictures I've seen it looks like the Kiwaya ukes have friction tuners. If that's what you have then Allparts has these tuners to replace them.
If you want to upgrade to the Gotoh 4:1 UPT tuners then follow Jim's advice. The holes will need to be enlarged. If you already have UPTs then you can replace just the knobs with ebony ones.

02-26-2018, 04:27 AM
It may be difficult (nearly imposible) to find just the buttons. If your ukulele is new, you might ask the seller if they'd exchange them (buttons or tuners). Maybe give HMS a call. Otherwise, you may have to buy tuners. And yes, just the buttons may be impossible to find anywhere but Japan.
Good luck.