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Jerryc41
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.
https://www.allparts.com/TK-7871-001-Gotoh-4-Nickel-ukulele-Keys_p_3996.html
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.
https://www.allparts.com/buttons

stevepetergal
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.