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
|Standard string post spacing
|Required peghole diameter
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.
Peghole spacing: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly drilled. Our Mandolin Peghead Drill Jig ensures precise 29/32" spacing for accurate alignment.
Bushings: Get the right fit! Use our slow-speed #2061 Bushing Reamer (.328" 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 #1714 Depth-stop Drill Bit (3/32" 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.