A few months back i posted a shot of one of my Strats, a 59 Fiesta Red, all original, three owners from new but with white plastic Kluson tuners just like the Budget Fenders of the day The tuners were questioned and i didnt know the answer simply having enjoyed playing her since the early 80s, however i am still in touch with the first owner so asked the question about the "cheaper" Klusons Well many weeks later and i have the answer; The guitar was originally all gold hardware, a custom order for sale stateside, that was cancelled and so the guitar was offered at a lower price, the gold on red was a bit flashy for the first owners tastes so after a few weeks of playing looked into changing the parts for nickel. Once back in the UK the parts were hard if not impossible to locate so a mismatch was settled for, hence the budget Klusons...... but here is the result!!!!! The original gold parts are still in a jiffy bag not having moved for 5 decades or more and i now have them!!! Now i have a real problem??? do i switch her back or leave her as i know and love her??