Friday, December 23, 2011

Ibanez GSR205: New Tuning Key

October 14 2011. The D string tuning key string post of my Ibanez GSR205 (Serial Number: A04021168) had broken off, and it was impossible to find a suitable replacement in Kuantan. Had to do with an emergency replacement 'borrowed' from an Aria Pro II. Thank goodness Lee MIJ Guitars was kind enough to source an Allparts replacement tuning key (Product Code: TK-0794-L10) while in Manila on holiday; and post it to me upon his return to Malaysia. Long live Lee MIJ Guitars :).


Front view of GSR205 headstock with factory-fitted tuning keys.

Rear view of GSR205 headstock with factory-fitted tuning keys.

Factory-fitted Ibanez D string tuning key with broken string post.

Close up view of the damaged Ibanez D string tuning key. Note the number '3'.

Front of headstock showing D string tuning key borrowed from an Aria Pro II.

Back of headstock showing D string tuning key borrowed from an Aria Pro II.

Front of headstock showing the Aria Pro II tuning key after removal of the D string.

Close up view of the 'borrowed' Aria Pro II tuning key.

Lee MIJ Guitars Special Delivery!

Hello Allparts :)

About to tear open the packaging.

The new Allparts tuning key just out of the packaging.

The Allparts tuning key disassembled prior to installation.

Rear view of GSR205 Headstock after installation of Allparts tuning key.

Front of headstock prior to refitting the D string.

D string refitted. A quick tune-up, and all systems go. Thank you Lee MIJ Guitars :)

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