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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Smooooth!

By SJK from Boulder, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 19, 2010


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!

By Gabe MacDonnell from NYC
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 10, 2010


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?

By WMacGregor from Springfield, MA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 09, 2010


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

By Andrew from Japan
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 23, 2010


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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