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

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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

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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
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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New Tuners, 1973 Martin D-35

(Customer's Reviews)

I am the original owner of my 1973 Martin D-35. I was skeptical of replacing my original Grovers as they worked but were irritating how the set screw would come loose and I’d either under or over tighten the set screw. They worked but not easily. I decided to buy the Waverley chrome butterbean tuners and have them installed. The D-35 needed the 10 mm bushings which was extra. The result was awesome. I can’t believe how beautiful the Waverley’s look on the guitar. I went with the hex nut. Stunning! The feel and operability of these tuners is a pretty big step up from the original Grovers. Highly recommend!!


High expectations, fully met

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I recently bought a Martin OM-28V. It came with Gotoh open tuners. Put these Waverlys on today. Wow, what a difference! The Gotoh's have no bushing between the tuning handle 'axle' and the housing. There's a little bit of play side to side. And they have a gritty feel when turning. The Waverlys have zero play, and perfectly smooth rotation. Also, they appear to be tensioned. Very high quality. I'll never go back.


For my 1936 Martin 0-17

(Customer's Reviews)

In 1985 I bought a dream guitar: Martin's 0-17 made in 1936. It had a set of worn out Waverly tuners that would not hold tune properly. In consultation with my local luthier, we decided to replace them with Grover Rotomatics because those would fit in the same holes with no drilling. The Grovers were a definite upgrade, enabling this guitar to go out and play. They held tune fine but made the 0-17 head heavy, so I was never totally satisfied, but got used to it because the guitar sounds so good. When Stewmac offered these fine Waverly tuners I saw right away that they were the exact same thing as the old ones, which I had kept. It only took me about five seconds to make up my mind to restore my old Martin to its factory tuners. They work beautifully, and the guitar now balances perfectly, as it was designed to do. I'm very happy, and the Martin is still gigging with me. I believe that the tone actually improved when I put these on. And yes, they fit in the same holes and are the perfect tuner for this vintage guitar.


well machined tuner

(Customer's Reviews)

I installed these tuners on my Taylor acoustic because the stock tuners were not precise enough for my ear. The worm gear tolerances are tight with no play so you can tune to pitch and maintain the desired frequency. Because of their high quality, I believe that these tuners are priced fairly. I love playing music on the guitar, but only if the guitar stays in tune. This is why I appreciate these tuners.


Nuthin but the best for my Martin 000-28EC

(Customer's Reviews)

The Waverly Gold Butterbean Tuners from Stew-Mac along with the Bone Abalone bridge pins were the first and only modifications to my Martin 000-28. I gotta tell ya...when they arrived it was like opening a jewelry box there's no better way to describe it, these aren't just tuners, and I don't think the price is high at all for these golden nuggets that dress up any guitar they are on. Jewelry to a guitar, I even saved the box they came in! couldn't ask for anything more, I still can't believe how beautiful they are! (Precision at its best) and the bone abalone bridge pins made this Martin really open up! I can't say enough...again it's like jewelry, like fine jewelry! Also want to give a shout out to the staff at Stew-Mac these people are class and they are in a class all there own, there is none better, each and every one of them has my gratitude.


Waverly Tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought these to replace the stock tuners on my 2012 D-18. What a difference!! The stock tuners were sloppy and would not hold the tuning. They were a dark spot on an otherwise wonderful guitar. I purchased the Waverly's and it is like a new guitar! The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the tuners work as smooth as silk! No slipping out of tune, no stubborn turning, just perfect! Money well spent.


The Next Level

(Customer's Reviews)

I have a complete devotion to my Guitars. I particularly love my Gibson SJ and J45 Custom. I will pull any and all open gear tuners to put Waverly Butter-bean Tuners in. In fact I have a set waiting for my Martin D 35.


Excellent for a 1982 Takamine EF360S

(Customer's Reviews)

These tuning machines are of high quality. The tuners I replaced had been on their last leg for awhile. I decided to spend the extra money on these because I figure they will out last me. The Waverly Ferrules were too small so I drilled out the original Takamine Ferrules with a 1/4 inch titanium bit. The screws supplied were of great quality too and the screw holes lined up perfectly. I tuned up my guitar and I noticed that the pitch doesn't slip like it did before. A noticible difference especially if you are playing gigs and want your guitar to S.I.T.!!


Waverly Nickel Butterbean tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

Bought these as a way to further dress up a Martin OM-28 Marquis. They fit perfectly as a replacement for the stock tuners, and are as smooth as one could wish for. Top quality from Waverly every time.


Lives up to the hype

(Customer's Reviews)

I dismissed the buzz about Waverlies until I tried a few guitars which had them. But there was such a difference between them and the stock Gotohs on my 2007 OM-21 that I had no choice - they had to go on. With a reamer and a little patience, they went on with no problems. Smooth, no slip, they really do make it easier to tune quickly and more precisely. Great product!

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