Modern precision, vintage style. For slotted steel-string guitars.
Our precision plate-style 16:1 machines feature the same gears and patented threaded worm bushings found on all Waverly guitar machines, for maximum tuning efficiency. 1/4"-diameter brass string shafts with 35mm/1-3/8" spacing are mounted on cast polished bronze baseplates. These artistically engraved plates age to a handsome patina. Slotted, round-head mounting screws included.
Direct replacement design
No additional mounting holes to drill when replacing similar vintage machines on older Martin, National, and Dobro guitars. Refer to the specs page for dimensions to compare to your instrument's tuners.
More efficient operation and better feel
Patented worm tension bearings eliminate the "play" inherent in other designs.
More efficient operation for 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. Brass string shafts are 1/4"-diameter with 35mm/1-3/8" spacing.
Black Ebony knobs are light weight and add a clean look to your guitar.
Ivoroid knobs resemble real ivory, but are a durable non-animal alternative.
Genuine mother-of-pearl gives the translucent Black Pearl knobs a luster that stands out from plastic imitations.
Dark Tortoise knobs are a specially blended material that's a remarkable simulation of natural tortoiseshell. Light passes through, and it looks amazingly like protected hawksbill turtle shell.
Mounting screws: Pilot holes required. Installing delicate screws into hard wood requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend the #1712 Depth-stop Drill Bit (5/64" 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.
Waverly Tuning Machines: The Choice of Renowned Guitarmakers
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Paul Reed Smith
"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