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

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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.

  • 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
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?

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    • 4060
    • 0.3860 lbs. (0.18 kg)
    • 4060-G
    • 0.3860 lbs. (0.18 kg)
    • 4076
    • 0.3760 lbs. (0.17 kg)

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Incredible Improvement for a Highly Worthy Instrument 

(Customer's Reviews)

I purchased these Waverly tuners to replace 21-year old original Gibson a Deluxe tuners which came on my 1995 J-100 Xtra Acoustic Guitar. Being a creature of habit I never (until recently) strayed far from the path I set out on with my gear many years ago. I am the original owner of this guitar. I was introduced to the Waverly brand after recently purchasing a high-end Martin and was so immediately taken aback with their simplicity, classic look and apparent quality that I went forward with a long overdue upgrade for my ol' Jumbo. However, it wasn't an easy swap. The Gibson holes on the headstock are much larger than the Waverly were designed to fit; but I worked with a talented luthier/tech and he added the necessary amount of wood to reduce the size of the Gibson holes to finally be able to install my new tuners. Needless to say; I am so happy I made the purchase as the guitar is incredible and the tuning stability greatly improved, along with the looks and pride I take in an instrument that I never plan to part with. Highly recommend but be prepared for a painstaking installation if you purchase them for a Gibson guitar.


Waverly Open-Geared 3L+3R Gold Tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

I replaced the stock tuners on my Martin D-42.

The stock tuners had smaller pegs and they had too much "play" in the gears, so I was always thing past true pitch and having to tune down and back up again, to only shoot past pitch again, then repeat.. I have Waverly tuners on some other guitars and never have problems with them and decided, "Why buy an expensive "40 series" Martin and then settle for cheap tuners??"

The Waverlies were a direct drop-in replacements and did not need any modifications to the holes in the headstock. The supplied bushings fit perfectly. The tuners are all smooth, they are all the same tightness and look fantastic too.


Great tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

These tuners fit perfectly on my Martin HD28V... No modifications were needed. Everything lined up perfectly.


Perfect fit

(Customer's Reviews)

Installed on my 2016 Martin D-42 as replacement for the cheapo Martin branded tuners. They aligned with the screw holes and the center hole insert fit in with a few taps from the screwdriver handle. Much smoother action than the OEM tuners. Delighted.


Very high quality and very Beautiful

(Customer's Reviews)

These required drilling one new screw hole, but did not require a different bushing on my new Gibson J-35. A very easy job and a major improvement in the functionality and appearance of the instrument.


The Rolex of Tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

I just had a set of these installed on my Martin M-36 and the intonation was noticeably improved clear up the neck. This is especially apparent when using a capo... Even on the 6th fret the notes stay right on pitch. In all fairness I also had a fully compensated bone saddle installed so I am sure that had some impact as well.


Wonderful on my Martin 00-17

(Customer's Reviews)

I have a 1951 Martin 00-17 that I was given by my grandfather years ago while in college. He was the original owner, and when he gave it to me the bridge was completely lifted, neck cracked, frets shot. I spent a bundle for a college student getting it back together in around 1990, but kept the tuners, which were sort of hanging in there with regular blasts of superglue This year it turned 75 so I brought it in for some additional repairs that were needed, and decided it was time to treat it to some new tuners. The Waverlies are perfect - look right at home, and will keep this guitar in tune for generations to come :)


DIRECT replacement for "Fake Waverlys" on my Martin OOO-28!

(Customer's Reviews)

It took maybe a total of 20 minutes to make the swap, including the string change. My changes take longer because I use the reverse overlap wrap. I only have to tweak the tuning about once a day if I'm playing very much. Much more stable tuning AND feel! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
I only wish I had gotten the engraved gold ones.... Oh well......


Wow...Great Investment

(Customer's Reviews)

I have read all of the reviews.....they are 100% spot on. These are great tuning gears. The tuning is solid and long lasting. The install was slightly more work than I thought. I didn't have the expensive reamers...just a small round file but after a little manual labor I got things fixed up. Don not hesitate to make this purchase.


Simply the best tuner on the market

(Customer's Reviews)

These tuners are all that I use. They are standard equipment on my guitars.. the only decision point is nickel vs Gold and the type of knobs.

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