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

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

Gold, 3L/3R

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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

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!

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 #
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    • 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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Waverly Retrofit

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I wanted to give my Martin a lift, and replacing the old machines seemed a good idea. I found the Waverly's are exactly what they are cracked up to be - smooth and accurate, and hold very well. Certainly the best machines I have ever owned - highly recommended!


Finest Quality, Perfect Function

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My new Collings had been specked by the dealer with small-button Waverly's which I just didn't care for. So I got some nickel vintage ones to swap 'em. Amazing packaging like jewelry - they deserve an un-boxing video. Detailed clear instructions, exploded drawings and dimensions were provided in the box and on Stew Mac's website. Because I was replacing existing Waverly's, no new holes or bushing changes were required. Word of caution: even though the vintage bushings have a hex- border, unlike Gotohs there is no nut--it is decorative only. So don't try to unscrew it to get the tuner out Takes longer to write about than do: Unstring, remove two wood screws that secure the tuner plate to back of headstock, out with the old, in with the new, done. As for how they work; I tune with iPhone Peterson strobe app which shows fractions of a cent and Waverly's nail it every time--smooth and precise. Look right and work right.



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I have a Martin J-41 Special and it came with sticky, loose and rattling tuners. So, for my birthday my wife bought me some gold Waverlys! The Waverlys are as smooth as closed back tuners and are not only smooth they tune accurately, have no backlash, no rattles and look pretty doing it. Now I want to put Waverlys on my other two Martins that have the old Martin/Schaller tuners that are the complete opposite of Waverlys in every way.


Waverly: Still the Best Tuners on the Market!

(Customer's Reviews)

I've been installing Waverly tuners since they first arrived on the market. I've always been impressed by their jewel-like quality and craftsmanship and beauty, but even more important to me is their incredible accuracy and tuning stability. Gotoh has the new 510 and Delta series tuners, which are wonderful. But no tuner has come close to matching the craftsmanship, and long-term reliability of the Waverly's. I'm even convinced they improve tone since they couple the strings to the headstock more securely. If you want the best, Waverly is the only choice!


Now a Direct Replacement for Martins?

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When I got my new HD-28V I knew that it was a lifetime keeper. I also knew that I wanted the best tuners - Waverly's. Since the info on the Stewmac website indicated that filling and redrilling the headstock was needed, I brought it to my ace luthier and friend. Much to our mutual surprise, the Waverly's were a direct replacement for the stock Gotohs - no surgical procedures required! I don't know if Waverly modified them to fit without redrilling (it would certainly make sense for them to do so) or if they just happen to fit Martin's vintage lineup but, whatever the reason, it was an easy replacement. And they really are worth it for quality instruments! You won't be sorry you made the investment.


Waverly nickel butterbean tuners

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These are the best and they are well worth paying the extra for, in my opinion. I had originally replaced the stock tuners on my Martin 000-15 with Schallers, but after a few years decided to replace them again with these. Knowing what I know now, I should have just spent the extra money back then and got Waverlys. They are very classy and very smooth. I couldn't be happier.

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