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Waverly Guitar Tuners

with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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"They hold their tune and look superb... of course I recommend Waverly."—Dick Boak, Martin Guitars

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4060 Nickel, 3L/3R Yes
3 or more $132.38  
6 or more $122.58  

4060-G Gold, 3L/3R Yes
3 or more $182.62  
6 or more $168.78  

4076 Relic nickel, 3L/3R Yes
3 or more $155.96  
6 or more $143.88  

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With Waverly tuners, your guitar plays in tune and stays in tune. Their acclaimed design, precise 16:1 gear ratio, long-life stainless steel/bronze construction, and smooth, reliable operation have made them the favorite of renowned guitarmakers and musicians for their finest instruments.

Waverly tuners offer modern precision with vintage style. Try our relic nickel finish, an antique look for vintage and reproduction guitars.

Martin, Gibson, Collings, Santa Cruz, Huss & Dalton, Sams, Bourgeois and other guitarmakers specify Waverly tuners for their top-line instruments.

Why do the pros choose Waverly tuners?

Smoother, more efficient tuning.
Waverly's renowned gear mechanism is second to none. Waverly tuners feature a proven, precisely machined design ensuring accurate, efficient gear alignment. Nylon worm gear bushings enhance the smooth feel. The result: looseness is eliminated—your guitar plays in tune and stays in tune.

Longer life with less wear.
Waverly's stainless steel worm gear and machined bronze alloy string post gear are more durable than the brass gears used in other tuners.

Vintage details.
The look is right at home on vintage-style instruments. Authentic "Butterbean" knobs (a description coined by the late Martin historian Mike Longworth) are solid brass, not die-cast, with the historically-correct shape not found on other modern tuners.

The sturdy steel baseplates have the authentic 1930s footprint. String posts are vintage-style tapered 1/4"-diameter brass, with press -fit knurled brass hex bushings to fit 11/32"-diameter pegholes. Slot-head mounting screws complete the vintage look; there are no additional holes to drill on many older Martins and Gibsons.

The cure for sweet old guitars with cranky old tuners!
Waverly Relics make your vintage or reproduction instrument look and tune as good as it sounds. The special relic nickel finish has that authentic "played for 80 years" patina that makes shiny new tuners look out of place on a fine old guitar. Set of 3-left/3-right, with bushings and screws.

Conversion peghead bushings are also available for retrofitting Waverly tuners into larger Gotoh, Grover or Schaller pegholes, without doweling and redrilling. A Stewart-MacDonald exclusive!

Peghead Bushing Reamer for Waverly Guitar Tuners
Need the right fit? Our slow-speed Bushing Reamer cuts the correct 11/32" counterbore for trouble-free installation of Waverly press-fit peghead bushings.

To be sure these tuners fit your instrument, compare your existing machines and peghole dimensions to our listed specs to help determine the best replacement.
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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads
Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads
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3 6-29-2012
Waverly relic tuners

The tuners are pretty cool. They look really good, but, they did not quite fit. I had old grovers on my 33 Gibson L50. The new Waverlys barely fit, they almost touch. I had to drill new holes for the tuner screws.

TujungaDon  Tujunga, CA
5 4-13-2012
Crown of the Continent Guitar

It has been my privilege to build a Brazilian Rosewood OM cutaway for the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation (located in western Montana). My choice of tuners......the very Waverlys. They are so smooth and the absolute best quality and it is very cool that they are manufactured in Montana as are my guitars. Rick McCollum

Rick McCollum  Paradise, Montana
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5 4-08-2012
Waverlies are the best

I put a set of Waverly butterbean nickel tuners on my 1951 Martin 000-18, and fell in love with the guitar all over again. These things are fantastically made, smooth and precise - they make tuning my old war-horse a pleasure.

Mike Ball  Michigan
4 4-02-2012
Waverly Install Martin D1 2010 Model

Luthier only had to drill 6 holes and the conversion bushings made the job simple. Great upgrade !

ted hughes  sarnia,ont,canada
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5 1-23-2012
Worth every penny!

I installed these on my 2008 Martin D35. I removed the grovers, reamed the holes on the head stock just a tiny bit and the bushings that came with them fit great. I had oreded the oversize bushings just in case, but I did not need them. The screw hole for the grovers matched perfectly with the bottom hole on the waverlys. I drilled holes for the top screws in each tuner. It was very easy to do. And while I had it apart, I polished out the headstock, front and back, and the neck. I also installed a tortoloid pickguard. Now I have a much different looking guitar. Shipping was super fast.

Alex Grier  Spearsville, LA Read my reviews (2)
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5 11-10-2011
Waverly Tuners

Love these tuners, gives my guitar a mellow tone. I am going to order another set for my other Martin

Bob Patton  Lebanon, Ohio
5 10-27-2011
Smooth, Elegant,& Beautiful

Replaced stock gold Gotohs on a Martin J-40. Perfect fit and improvement.

Dryfly  ABQ,NM,USA
5 7-30-2011
Waverly tuners for my Martin 00M

Last December I was fortunate enough to be in my favorite guitar store,(the local pawn shop) and spotted a Martin 000M with a spruce top. We haggled for a few minutes and it was mine. Over time the factory tuners were less than I needed (I use a lot of open tunings) so, having seen your add in Acoustic Guitar for years I ordered the butterbean knob set for a solid peghead and had them installed by a local luthier. These are everything you advertise and more. Just holding them in my hand I could feel the density of the materials promising quality that exceeds description. It is a pleasure to play with the assurance my Waverly's provide. I would have been happy to pay twice the price (but happier not to). Thank you for enhancing an already wonderful experience with my Martin. Michael Istre, Lafayette, LA

michael i  lafayette
5 7-13-2011
Waverly Butterbeans

I have a well road worn 1980 Martin D35 and the tuners were getting a little tired and so, after some research on the internet I decided to go for the Waverly Nickel tuners with Butterbean knobs.I can honestly say that they are without doubt the best tuners in the world. They do exactly what the company says and look absolutely fantastic. I had to fill a few holes from the original tuners but I believe if you have the newer Martins the bottom holes line up anyway. The result can be seen in the picture I have added. I would recommend this product to anyone and also to get them in 48hrs to the UK is outstanding.

Doc Wilson  United Kingdom
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5 6-30-2011
Excellent machines

These tuners are worth every penny for their precision, craftsmanship and appearance.

unclejace  Ellsworth, ME, USA Read my reviews (3)
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