Waverly Guitar Tuners with Ivoroid Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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The choice of renowned guitarmakers for their finest instruments.
Ivoroid knobs are grained ivoroid that have a vintage look.

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

Nickel, 3L/3R

Item # 4065
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3 or more $129.18
6 or more $118.06
Waverly Guitar Tuners with Ivoroid Knobs, for Solid Pegheads Gold, 3L/3R

Gold, 3L/3R

Item # 4065-G
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3 or more $162.66
6 or more $148.66
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The choice of renowned guitarmakers for their finest instruments.
Ivoroid knobs are grained ivoroid that have a vintage look.

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: Ivoroid knobs resemble real ivory, but are a durable non-animal alternative. 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
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

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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?

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 4065
    • 0.526 lbs. (0.24 kg)
    • 4065-G
    • 0.583 lbs. (0.26 kg)

Ratings & Reviews

Waverly Guitar Tuners with Ivoroid Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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High quality- but ....

By Crayton from Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 30, 2013

These machines are very attractive, high quality, however, I would recommend that Waverly give a recommendation for the luthier regarding the exact hole size to be made on the peghead to tightly accommodate the bushings.

great company support

By rachel from virgin islands
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 19, 2013

I think these tuners are beautifully designed and make any guitar look classy. they function with ease and install easily. the material is heavy duty and polished to a smooth finish. the waverly company fully supports the customer if the buyer is not happy.

Great tuners and great service!

By Craig J. from Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 25, 2013

I just installed these Waverly ivoroid tuners on my Gibson J-45 Standard. They look and function great (that was given). Best of all, they were easy to install - thanks to StewMac's TradeSecrets online newsletter and, not least, their customer service guy, who patiently answered several questions ahead of time. Really appreciated this, as I am not a guitar tech.

Excellent quality (of course) 

By luthiernewbie from usa
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 17, 2012

Waverlies are noted for their quality and these were no different. I installed a set on my new Martin D-18. The OEM stuff was good but wanted to get a vintage look for my guitar. The machines are so smooth and have a quality feel to them.

Love 'em

By Lefty S from Austin, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 11, 2012

I replaced factory Grover Rotomatics with gold Waverly's with ivoroid buttons on my 2008 Gibson J45. The tuning stability is amazing, even when playing outdoors in Texas. Even more so was the improvement in the comfort level of the guitar from getting all that weight from the Grovers off the headstock.


By John Holbach from East Thetford Vermont
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 06, 2012

Quality product for 1941 Martin 0-17.
First time purchase of this product. I like them

Waverly Ivoroid Knobs Tuners on my 1954 Kay K-22

By F+¬lix Lemerle from Paris, France
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 08, 2011

Perfect tuners, and the look is right. After 57 years and a lot of butchery, this guitar finally gets the tuners it deserves!

The Perfect Match!

By tom hampton from clarkston, mi
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 03, 2011

I installed these wonderful tuners on my Gibson Southern Jumbo. The quality is superb and the look is dead on.

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