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So I bought this ugly Mustang project and the guy gave me a little tin of parts.
These tuners were in there, they look nice, fairly high quality. naturally, there were only 5.
Anyone know what kind they are?
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They are Kolb tuners.
Made in Germany, as used by various German makers like Hoyer and Hofner and Sweden's Levin, on their fanciest guitars. Guild also used them on their fanciest guitars. The ones you have were specifically used on a few high-end Guild guitars.
They are probably worth more than your shitty Mustang.

With some patience, you'll be able to find the missing tuner - they come up now and again as individual tuners - one recently sold for [email protected] Here:
VINTAGE GUILD KOLB GUITAR TUNER TUNING MACHINE WHITE DIAMOND PEARL BUTTON | eBay
There was a full set for sale on Reverb that sold for @CAD 532 last year. Here:
Kolb 3 x 3 pearl button USA custom tuners c 1950 Pearloid nickel original vintage guild gretsch
I believe that Kolb morphed into Roko, which then morphed into Schaller.

Since you only have five of them, I'd be happy to take them off your hands in trade for a Dimarzio X2N and a bag of dryer lint.
 
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