Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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The choice of renowned guitarmakers for their finest instruments.
"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 Nickel, 3L/3R

Nickel, 3L/3R

Item # 4060
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$143.90

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads Gold, 3L/3R

Gold, 3L/3R

Item # 4060-G
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$198.50

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads Relic nickel, 3L/3R

Relic nickel, 3L/3R

Item # 4076
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$168.90

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The choice of renowned guitarmakers for their finest instruments.
"They hold their tune and look superb…of course I recommend Waverly."—Dick Boak, Martin Guitars

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.

Waverly Tuning Machines: The Choice of Renowned Guitarmakers
Altman          
Bear Creek
Beard
Bedell Guitars
Borges
Bourgeois
Breedlove
Buscarino
Collings
Franks
Froggy Bottom
Galloup
Gibson
Goodall
Hooper               
Huss & Dalton
Kallenbach
Knaggs
Ko'olau
Kopp
Larrivée
Lewis
Lucas
Maingard
Martin
Merrill
National
Paul Reed Smith     
Proulx
Rockbridge
RoZaWood
Sams
Santa Cruz
Schaefer
Schoenberg
Sexauer
Skipper
Steinegger
Tippin
Webber


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

"Our favorite tuners." —Collings Guitars

"The best tuning keys on the market." —Tony Rice

"Anyone using a lesser tuner is making their life more difficult." —Jorma Kaukonen

"Fast and precise retuning on stage or in the studio is no longer a problem, and finally the tuning machines look as good as the instrument. What did we do before Waverlys?" —Steve James, Austin TX

"Fast tuning on stage or in the recording studio…smooth action and good weight." —Herb Pedersen

"They work as beautifully as they look. The very best!" —Jim Merrill, Merrill Guitars

"Simply the best tuners available for acoustic guitars—I wouldn't use anything else." —Dakota Dave Hull

"Like putting a Rolex on your guitar!" —M.J. Franks Guitars


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I love the relic finish

By TerryO from Honolulu hawaii
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 19, 2013


My 1939 D-18 needed new tuners, as I received the guitar in distressed condition. After a tech brought her back to life, I couldn't put on shiny new tuners. The relic finish looks great, and works perfectly.

2 sets

By Phillip Jones from Jackson, tennessee
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I used Waverley's on both my stewmac kits, a D and a 000. these are simply the finest tuners money can buy. A bit pricey, but they add such a nice touch. I'm a Waverly fan for sure.

Handsome and smooth

By Richard Turner from Old Tupton U.K.
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 22, 2013


What can one say about Waverly tuning machines other than they are addictive this is my second set hopefully not the last!! These are a straight replacement for the Martin open geared machines on my HD28V!

Waverly Tuners

By fremediti guitars from Greece
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 30, 2012


The quality and design make them excellent tuners

What was I waiting for?

By Ted Appleton from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 29, 2012


I finally decided to take the plunge and put a set of Waves on my 2012 D-18. I was pretty happy with the Martin branded open backs that came on the 18 but I wanted to see what all the Waverly buzz was about and boy am I glad I did! Just the build quality alone is worth the money, these tuners ooze quality and they deserve the description that some have used as "bling for your guitar" but looks aren't everything, these function better than any mass produced tuners I've ever used - hands down the Waverlys are the smoothest operating and hold your tuning rock solid...no slop, no back lash, no BS, no kidding. I'm OCD when it comes to playing in tune and now with the Waves I'm not spending more time tweeking the buttons than I spend strumming the strings! Make your guitar happy, buy them, use them and you will love them. Thanks Waverly and thanks Stew-Mac!

Great Choice

By StephenHD35 from Indio, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 09, 2012


I just had these installed on my OM-28V. They were a perfect fit, and they work and look great. These have worked out so well, two more of my Martins will each get a set next month.

Waverly relic tuners

By TujungaDon from Tujunga, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 29, 2012


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.

Crown of the Continent Guitar

By Rick McCollum from Paradise, Montana
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 13, 2012


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 best....gold 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

Waverlies are the best

By Mike Ball from Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 08, 2012


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.

Waverly Install Martin D1 2010 Model

By ted hughes from sarnia,ont,canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 02, 2012


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

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