Waverly A-style Mandolin Tuners with Ebony Knobs

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Waverly A-style Mandolin Tuners with Ebony Knobs Satin silver

Satin silver

Item # 5005-S
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Waverly A-style Mandolin Tuners with Ebony Knobs Satin gold

Satin gold

Item # 5005-GF
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Waverly A-style Mandolin Tuners with Ebony Knobs

About This Item

Ultra smooth operation, precise, reliable tuning, long life and classic beauty. Performing artists play in tune and stay in tune with Waverly.

"I wouldn't want to use anything else." Rhonda Vincent

"Simply the best you can get." David Grisman

"The best tuners in the world." Chris Thile

"They have changed my life." Sam Bush

"The frequent need for retuning during a show is gone." Ronnie McCoury

Waverly's renowned design eliminates looseness in the gears, for maximum tuning efficiency. The precision-machined stainless steel worm gears, bronze alloy string post gears and 16:1 gear ratio assure smooth, accurate tuning. Each handsome engraved baseplate is computer-machined from a single brass billet, combining the ideal weight with unwavering stability. Classic satin silver or gold plating. Waverly tuners are a statement of quality!

Each set includes:
• Pair of 4-left, 4-right tuning machines
• Knurled press-fit brass peghead bushings
• Mounting screws

Gear ratio 16:1
Standard string post spacing 29/32" (23mm)
Required peghole diameter 21/64" (8.3mm)

Important: To be sure these tuners fit your mandolin, compare your existing tuner dimensions and peghole spacing to our specs before ordering. Waverly tuners will not fit Gibson A-style mandolins made before 1925. Golden Age Restoration A-style Tuners are available specifically for retrofitting these early mandolins that have wider (.931") string post spacing.

Peghead Bushing Reamer
For Waverly mandolin 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 .328"-diameter counterbore for Waverly press-fit peghead bushings.

TIP: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly drilled. This is a common cause of tuning difficulties, regardless of brand. Our Mandolin Peghead Drill Jig ensures precise 29/32" spacing for accurate alignment.

Use #2061 Reamer to install these bushings:

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Product Instructions

Waverly Mandolin Machines

Tips for installing Waverly mandolin tuning machines.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 5005-GF
    • 0.628 lbs. (0.28 kg)
    • 5005-S
    • 0.632 lbs. (0.29 kg)

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I tried some cheaper tuners. The posts inside the bushing were so sloppy that under string tension it was all I could do to turn the knobs. I changed them out for Waverlies. Problem solved! The Waverly quality is second to none as is Stewart Macdonald's service.

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