Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs

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"Simply the best you can get." — David Grisman

Our uncompromising design features patented threaded worm tension bushings that eliminate looseness, 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.

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Satin silver

Item # 6050-E
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$450.00

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Bright nickel

Item # 6052-E
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$430.00

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Danny Roberts (The Grascals): Loar mandolin with Waverly tuners

Danny Roberts with his 1922 Lloyd Loar mandolin that once belonged to his good friend, the late Charlie Derrington. Danny visited Stewart-MacDonald, and talked about the Waverly tuning machines on his Loar.


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"Simply the best you can get." — David Grisman

Our uncompromising design features patented threaded worm tension bushings that eliminate looseness, 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.

Performing artists stay in tune with Waverly:
“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
"I love Waverly tuners. The keys move with ease and hold strong, two important qualities we must have to perform night after night. I have Waverly tuners on all my mandolins. I wouldn't want to use anything else. They are the best!" — Rhonda Vincent

Ultra-smooth operation, precise, reliable tuning, long life and classic beauty.

Each handsome engraved baseplate is now computer-machined from a single brass billet, for lighter weight with unwavering stability.

Standard spacing measures 29/32" (.906") between each string post.

String post diameter: .236"
Required peghole diameter: 21/64 or .328"

Set includes a pair of 4L/4R tuning machines, mounting screws and knurled press-fit brass peghead bushings. Mounting screws included.

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.


Product Instructions

Waverly Mandolin Machines

Tips for installing Waverly mandolin tuning machines.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 6050-E
    • 0.634
    • 6052-E
    • 0.626

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Quality Doesn't Come Cheap

By Tlaw from Long Beach, MS
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 08, 2013


These Waverly's are pricey, but it seems that if you want quality you havta pay extra for it. I'm not disappointed at all. I bought the nickel plated ones with the ebony (not plastic) knobs. It solved the slippage problems I had with stock tuners on my Gibson 2003 F5G mandolin. They've been on there for 5 years now with no issues.



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