Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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

Gold, 3L/3R

Item # 4060-G
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3 or more $184.60
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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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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

About This Item

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
Bear Creek
Bedell Guitars
Froggy Bottom
Huss & Dalton
Paul Reed Smith     
Santa Cruz

"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

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Waverly upgrade: replacing the factory tuners on your Martin

Erick Coleman responds to a question in the online lutherie forums: What's involved in replacing Martin factory tuners with a new set of Waverly machines?

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 4060
    • 0.574 lbs. (0.26 kg)
    • 4060-G
    • 0.584 lbs. (0.26 kg)
    • 4076
    • 0.606 lbs. (0.27 kg)

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Crown of the Continent Guitar

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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

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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

(Customer's Reviews)

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


Worth every penny!

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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.


Waverly Tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

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


Smooth, Elegant,& Beautiful

(Customer's Reviews)

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


Waverly Butterbeans

(Customer's Reviews)

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.


Excellent machines

(Customer's Reviews)

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


Very good

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought those tuners to put on a Les Paul guitar I made from parts and they look stunning. I am sure those tuners will last for a long time because they seem to be pretty solid. I still need to work a little bit more on my nut to keep better tuning but once it's gonna be done I feel confident that these tuners will hold tune pretty good. Shipping was fast as always.


really needed

(Customer's Reviews)

I was having problems with my guitar staying in tune. Every time I would tune it seemed like my old tuners would slip. I have read a lot of reviews on Waverly Tuners and thought I would try them. They really do what they say about them. Their price is higher, but if you like to keep your guitar in tune you need to try these.

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