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

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

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

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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

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.

  • Set of 6: 3-left/3-right
  • Mounting screws and bushings included
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.



Installation Tips

Bushings: Get the right fit! Use our slow-speed #2062 Bushing Reamer (.340" diameter) to cut a clean, accurate counterbore for a professional job.

Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1712 Depth-stop Drill Bit (5/64" bit) for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.

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!

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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Super customer service. Fast delivery of replacement part. Return was easy as well.

Thanks

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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Very nice tuners used to replace original Grover butterbean's on my 1960 Martin 000-18. Fit perfectly except for bushings, which were ever so slightly too big and would have required drilling. I opted to just keep the original bushings on, which also had the benefit of making the guitar look the same from the front. Not sure if paying about three times the price of Grover's own replacement tuners is worth it, but I went on reputation.

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Awesome Tuners!

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I bought a set of the 4060's to replace the Martin (Gotoh's) on my Martin OM-28 Marquis. I gig a lot, so I need to depend on my tuners to stay in tune and Waverly's are very dependable. They look great and perform flawlessly.

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Blown away by the quality and style

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Bought the Waverly relic tuning machines for my Martin OOO. As always the quality, and craftsmanship lives up to its name. If you are new to installing these make sure you buy the press tool for the grommets or ask Stewmac techs and they'll get you what you need.

I will use these again and I recommend them to others.

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Superb Waverly butterbean, nickel tuners!

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I replaced the stock Gotoh with Waverly tuners on 00028EC what difference. My luthier Marty Fair of Fairbuilt guitars used a StewMac press with no problems screws lined up as well. Gear ratio much better for fine tuning, no extreme pitch jumps like Gotoh.

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I got the relic one.. but..

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It doesn't look same as the photo on this webpage. :(

If you expect it looks real relic style, You might be disappointed. I installed it with my Martin D28. It was ok. but It is not worth to pay extra money for relic option.

5.0

Waverly tuning machines.

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Verified Buyer


I replaced the stock gold butterbean Gotohs on my Martin 000-42 with Waverlys. The bushings on the Gotohs were loose and I didn't like the 14:1 gear ratio. The Waverlys were a direct fit with only minimal reaming necessary (the peghole reamer from Stew-Mac made this easy and precise). I used the Gotoh mounting screws. I am pleased with the look of the Waverlys and the 16:1 gear ratio of the Waverlys vs. the 14:1 Gotohs.

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Without A Doubt My Martins Love Waverly Tuners!

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I have been playing Martin guitars for 40+ years and recently I went nuts and purchased two within a month of each other. Both of those guitars were treated to Waverly Guitar Tuners. One with Ivoroid Butterbeans and one with Nickel Butterbeans. In both cases I love them and so do my Martins. Easy to install and the investment is now affordable for me. PLUS, they have a fine vintage look to them which I also love.

4.0

Nice Tuners

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Installed tuners as an upgrade of older open back Grovers. The Waverly's were a mounting hole match so installation was easy. These are very smooth operating and no backlash and a major improvement over the Grovers. Finish of knobs, gears, screws, and shaft are all first rate. Backplate finish and name stamp are not bad but are clearly a step down from the rest of the finishes and for this reason I dropped down a star. StewMac customer service was awesome.

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Awesome Waverly Tuners

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Verified Buyer


Bought these to replace Grover Rotomatics on my 2016 Gibson Hummingbird. Simple easy install. Thanks to StewMac for info on proper 3/8 inch bushings. Bushings went in perfectly. The bottom screw hole for the Grovers matches up perfect for these. Just know you will need to re-drill the bottom hole to fit the larger Waverly screws. Not an issue. Simply mark your drill bit so you do not drill through the peg head. I lined the shafts up parallel to each other as I like that look. Once you have done that mark the top hole with an awl, then drill the new holes. I also used paraffin wax on the screws as this made them go in smoothly. Hummingbird now stays in tune and these tuners are smooth as silk.

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