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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

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
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


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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Great tuners

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

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Perfect fit

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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.

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Very high quality and very Beautiful

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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.

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The Rolex of Tuners

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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.

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Wonderful on my Martin 00-17

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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 :)

5.0

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

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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......

5.0

Wow...Great Investment

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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.

5.0

Simply the best tuner on the market

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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.

5.0

What an improvement!

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What an improvement! I put these tuners on my 1944 Gibson J 45. Loved the guitar but couldn't keep it in tune. Problem solved! Best tuners in the world!

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Superb tuners

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I read many reviews over a long time and finally ordered this set of Waverly tuners. I ended up ordering two sets for two of my Martin guitars. The HD28V and the 00-18V are from around the year 2005. These tuners were installed without modifying anything on the guitars. They dropped right in. I had read that this was true of several Martins, but not specifically for these Vintage model guitars. I can't overstate the difference they have made in tuning stability and even in sound quality. The Martin branded tuners that came on the guitars and looked like these had a looseness and relatively wobbly quality that I was happy to get rid of. I have had the Waverly tuners on these guitars for many months and am totally sold. They are a great upgrade and worth every cent.

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