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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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Glad I bought these tuners

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The individual Waverly tuners are a welcome addition to my 1930s Gibson LO guitar. These separate tuners are not a replica replacement for the original three-on-a-strip tuner design. I did purchase the replica grouped Waverly tuners via Stew Mac some time ago, but was quite unhappy with them; they seemed imprecise and the turning mechanism was not smooth. I'm sorry I did not return them at the time, and when I saved the money up I finally replaced the replacements. This gear mechanism is much smoother, the buttons are ergonomic, and the aged look suits the vintage instrument.

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Waverly machine heads.

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I have been using Waverly machine heads for over 20 years. I have them on all of my Martin acoustics, and my collection of Collings acoustic guitars. Although a few sets of Snakewoods were returned for loose knobs, I traded those for the metal knobs with no issues what so ever. Highly recommended for all your tuner needs.

5.0

a thing of beauty

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Verified Buyer


excellent quality won't use anything else

2.0

Disappointed

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Verified Buyer


All six of my recently installed Waverlys are very stiff to turn. It's annoying enough when just tuning, but next to impossible to make quick, accurate adjustments in mid song. Definitely not gig friendly.

Response from StewMac


We are sorry to hear you are unhappy with the Waverly tuners you have installed on your instrument. Your feedback is very important to us, as well as your satisfaction. Our Customer Service department will be reaching out to you to see if you need a replacement.

Response from StewMac


We are sorry to hear you are unhappy with the Waverly tuners you have installed on your instrument. Your feedback is very important to us, as well as your satisfaction. Our Customer Service department will be reaching out to you to see if you need a replacement. You are always welcome to contact us directly, if you ever have an issue with our products.

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1st set and loving it!

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I got a set of antiqued butter beans for my 1957 Martin D-28 and not only does the guitar stay in tune now but I think it actually sounds better! They look so good that someone actually asked if they were the original tuners! When I said they were brand new made to LOOK old they just stared in astonishment

5.0

Smooth and gorgeous

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Verified Buyer


I bought the Waverly open back nickel butterbean knob tuners for my Martin D-28 (2016 model). Took off the Grover Rotomatics and these went right on - you do have to make the top hold but use the existing bottom hole from the Rotomatics. Classy, smooth and gorgeous. You will not be sorry with these (once you get over the price).

5.0

Stew Mac Customer service is the best

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Verified Buyer


I bought a used Collings OM recently that had sticky Waverly tuners. I followed Dan Erlewine's cleaning video instructions with no success. I called StewMac for advice and they told me the tuners had a life-time warrantee and they'd send me a new set. A couple days later they're on my doorstep. This kind of customer service is so rare these days. Phil Ortman at StewMac was great. Highly recommended.

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Smooth and hold tune

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Verified Buyer


I replaced another set of Waverlys that were not as good, stiff, small knobs, hard to operate, but came with the guitar. These are smooth and easy to operate, hold tune flawlessly, the guitar is always in tune with itself. Instead of struggling with the guitar and walking away from it, it's become one of my go-to guitars. Surprising how much difference a simple change like tuning machines makes. Some of the choice is personal preference, but the mechanics of these are really good, and that's what counts.

5.0

Sweet tuners

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Verified Buyer


Replaced the stock rotomatics on my 000 28 Much more precise and very nice to look at

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Waverly guitar tuners(relic)

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The relic look goes good with my J-45. They work 10 times better than the tuners that came on the guitar. Thanks Stew Mac!

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