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

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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Waverly Tuners

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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

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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!


I love the relic finish

(Customer's Reviews)

My 1939 D-18 needed new tuners, as I received the guitar in distressed condition. After a tech brought her back to life, I couldn't put on shiny new tuners. The relic finish looks great, and works perfectly.


2 sets

(Customer's Reviews)

I used Waverley's on both my stewmac kits, a D and a 000. these are simply the finest tuners money can buy. A bit pricey, but they add such a nice touch. I'm a Waverly fan for sure.


Handsome and smooth

(Customer's Reviews)

What can one say about Waverly tuning machines other than they are addictive this is my second set hopefully not the last!! These are a straight replacement for the Martin open geared machines on my HD28V!


Waverly Tuners

(Customer's Reviews)

The quality and design make them excellent tuners


What was I waiting for?

(Customer's Reviews)

I finally decided to take the plunge and put a set of Waves on my 2012 D-18. I was pretty happy with the Martin branded open backs that came on the 18 but I wanted to see what all the Waverly buzz was about and boy am I glad I did! Just the build quality alone is worth the money, these tuners ooze quality and they deserve the description that some have used as "bling for your guitar" but looks aren't everything, these function better than any mass produced tuners I've ever used - hands down the Waverlys are the smoothest operating and hold your tuning rock slop, no back lash, no BS, no kidding. I'm OCD when it comes to playing in tune and now with the Waves I'm not spending more time tweeking the buttons than I spend strumming the strings! Make your guitar happy, buy them, use them and you will love them. Thanks Waverly and thanks Stew-Mac!

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