Waverly Guitar Tuners with Ebony Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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The choice of renowned guitarmakers for their finest instruments.
Light weight and clean looking black ebony knobs.

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Ebony Knobs, for Solid Pegheads Nickel, 3L/3R

Nickel, 3L/3R

Item # 4067
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$139.50

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Ebony Knobs, for Solid Pegheads Gold, 3L/3R

Gold, 3L/3R

Item # 4067-G
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$205.50

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The choice of renowned guitarmakers for their finest instruments.
Light weight and clean looking black ebony knobs.

Waverly tuners feature old style tapered 1/4"-diameter string posts and the press-fit brass hex bushings fit 11/32"-diameter pegholes. Screws included.

With Waverly tuners, your guitar plays in tune and stays in tune. Waverly's patented design combines stainless steel with bronze to create smooth, non-slip tuning. The perfect replacement tuners for valued instruments, Waverly machines are handmade to fit precisely without drilling on older Martin and Gibson guitars. Manufacturers such as C.F. Martin, Gibson, Collings, Santa Cruz, Huss & Dalton, Sams, and Bourgeois choose Waverlys for their finest instruments.

Whether you're fitting a solid-peghead or slotted-peghead guitar, there are Waverly models to fit.

Conversion peghead bushings are available for installing Waverly tuning machines in larger diameter 3/8" diameter (Grover, Gotoh, Schaller, etc.) pegholes.

Direct replacement design: No additional mounting holes to drill when replacing similar vintage machines on older Martin & Gibson guitars.

More efficient operation & more precise tuning: 16:1 gear ratio. Patented worm tension bushing eliminates looseness.

Long life with less wear: Stainless steel worm gears have twin bushings. String post gears are machined from bronze alloy; more durable than brass.

Authentic knobs and string posts: Knobs are genuine ebony. Old style tapered string posts are nickel or gold-plated brass.

Peghead Bushing Reamer
For Waverly guitar tuning machines
Get the right fit! This slow-speed bushing reamer has a 1/4" pilot and 11/32" shank. Two 1" flutes cut a .340"-diameter counterbore for Waverly press-fit peghead bushings.

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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    • 4067
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    • 4067-G
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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Ebony Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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Could use some improvement

By Mark Lacey from Nashville
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 25, 2014


I've had two issues with these tuners. The first was that the low E string ebony button became striped and would therefore not tune up the string. I had to remove the button to fix it. The post going into the button is round with only a slight straight knurl which needs in my opinion to be redesigned for better holding.
The second issue is that the underside of the stamped plates need to be smoother and the burrs removed as they dig into the finish.
I ended up switching to Gotoh's which meant having to fill the screw holes and refinishing the back of the headstock black. What a pain.

Just Perfect

By Michael M from Arlington, VA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 01, 2014


After owning my Taylor 614 for about 12 years, I was getting the itch for something different. As much as I loved this guitar, something always felt a little off about the original Grover tuners.

Installing these Waverly's was exactly what the doctored orders. They are smooth, look amazing, and feel just right.

True Class

By Bobby blue from York, pa
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 22, 2013


These waverly tuners on a peg head are like strapping on a Rolex while wearing a tuxedo

Perfect upgrade

By JeffTweedy from Wake County, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 17, 2012


Purchased these to upgrade the open back tuners that came on a Martin guitar. Direct fit and install was very easy. Noticed that a few of the individual tuners were at first hard to turn, but this is no longer an issue. The guitar is staying in tune more consistently. Waverly Tuners are worth the extra money.

Just love these tuners

By Some Picker from PA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I can't say enough good things about Waverly tuners. They are so unbelievably smooth & precise that no other machines even approach them. I particularly like these ebony knobs cause wood just feels great to my fingers, but you can't go wrong with any set. These tuners also have the best warranty and support of any product anywhere... I'm hooked & can't go back; I just can't see using any other brand.

Recent problems

By William Cumpiano from Northampton MA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 17, 2011


We've been installing Waverlys on our guitars for years, choosing them for their fine finish, attractive appearance and smooth action.

However, we've had some excessively-hard-to-turn-knob problems lately which have caused us to return 2 sets so far. These were promptly and cheerfully replaced to S-M's credit.

The problem may have been our not drilling the post hole and grommet hole perfectly concentric to each other (forcing the post to jam against the wall of the post hole)--or it could have been the excessively large post-hole drilled into the tuner plate, potentially causing the worm and sun gears to clash. We've since eliminated the former potential cause by purchasing and strictly drilling the grommet hole with the appropriate Stewmac Peghead Bushing Reamer.

We would highly recommend that to any Waverly user--but also urge Waverly to inspect the tolerances of the post holes in their tuner plates. We hope to continue using Waverlys in the future.

Great Gears for my Barton Lane Guitars!

By Loren Barton from Bakersfield,CA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 11, 2011


I started The Barton Lane Guitar Company about a year ago and have used these gears on my guitars exclusively! They stay in tune like no other and are not very hard to install. I highly recommend these gears. -loren barton

None Better

By wyattu from usa
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 19, 2010


I have 4 resonator guitars and have Waverly's on 3 of them. Pricey and worth every cent.

Ebony Button Waverlys

By David Nichols from Malone, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 12, 2010


Excellent tuner with a great platform for inlay!

Elegant and precise

By David Myka Guitars from West Seattle, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Waverlys are a precision tuner. They are well made, very accurate, and have zero backlash. I use them on most of my high end guitars.

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