I also added locking tuners and a straight black truss rod cover.
Not a fan of writing all over the Guit. For 4 bucks I ordered a universal cover from eBay. I was shocked that the screw holes were a perfect fit! same for the tuners which I bought on CL for $20
The Guitar never gave me a problem with staying in tune, so I can't really say there is a tremendous difference. The stock tuners are also silky smooth. but the real difference is the gear ratio. Tuning on the fly is important to me & these tuners change tune and go back and forth with precision, speed, & ease. I always prefer a Guit with a bar, but am not reliant on it. but its nice to know I have a bit of added security with the fact that the tuners lock.
the original parts in a bag going into a parts box. Wont be needing them anytime soon!
I'm really impressed with this guitar and believe that the BSpecial is currently the best guitar value on the market. Being that I bought it used, I paid $140. Only about 6 weeks old when purchased(from a forum member) no tax, no shipping. In total I have a whopping $219 vested. No complaints as this guitar performs way better than expected and on par with just about every bolt-on neck guitar Ive owned....actually a lot better than some that were a lot more expensive. I have another Kramer Pacer thats been modded to my specs, I pick this one up first -that may just be the new guitar luster, tho.
JMO, but I think Gibson/Kramer should build more like this, where you can see the roots but the the guitar is still moving forward and very practical. I hope this model catches on....its a winner.