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3-on-Plate Waverly Machines for Slotted Pegheads

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3-on-Plate Waverly Machines for Slotted Pegheads Ivoroid knobs, 3L/3R

Ivoroid knobs, 3L/3R

Item # 3500
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$215.99

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3-on-Plate Waverly Machines for Slotted Pegheads Ebony knobs, 3L/3R

Ebony knobs, 3L/3R

Item # 3503
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$222.98

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3-on-Plate Waverly Machines for Slotted Pegheads Snakewood knobs, 3L/3R

Snakewood knobs, 3L/3R

Item # 3504
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$226.28

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3-on-Plate Waverly Machines for Slotted Pegheads

About This Item

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.

Authentic knobs and string shafts
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. Brass string shafts are 1/4"-diameter with 35mm/1-3/8" spacing.


Installation Tips

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
Altman          
Bear Creek
Beard
Bedell Guitars
Borges
Bourgeois
Breedlove
Buscarino
Collings
Franks
Froggy Bottom
Galloup
Gibson
Goodall
Hooper               
Huss & Dalton
Kallenbach
Knaggs
Ko'olau
Kopp
Larrivée
Lewis
Lucas
Maingard
Martin
Merrill
National
Paul Reed Smith     
Proulx
Rockbridge
RoZaWood
Sams
Santa Cruz
Schaefer
Schoenberg
Sexauer
Skipper
Steinegger
Tippin
Webber


"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


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 3500
    • 0.3070 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 3503
    • 0.3140 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 3504
    • 0.3110 lbs. (0.14 kg)
    • 3505
    • 0.000 lbs. (0 kg)

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I am 150% pleased with my new Waverly tuning machines. I was able to install
them easily on my Martin 00017SM. After reaming the existing post holes first
with a 15/64 bit and then with 1/4" they slid in perfectly. The screw holes were
slightly off, but the screws went right in and seated and held firm.

5.0

Simply the best 3 on plate for my slot heads

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Solid, beautiful, well adjusted, very smooth and vitually free of backlash, Ebony knobs were consistent in grain orientation and color. Beautiful machines! Love the unplated bronze engraved plates, they really class up your build.
Unplated string posts seem to be a tiny bit smaller than the plated ones? I used a .249" reamer for a snug fit.

5.0

excellent tuning machine

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really different , excellent precision the price is not cheap but the difference in precision , sound and build is really present wonderfull tuning machine it make the difference from 0 to 1 with my original Martin 000 tuning machine

5.0

The best tuners I've ever used, and they're beautiful. 

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Verified Buyer


I've used Waverly tuners on almost every guitar I've made and they are worth every penny to me. The quality is beyond excellent and they stay in tune better than anything else I've ever used. They are expensive but give a set a try, you'll want another set for your other instruments also.

5.0

Beautiful tuners that are worthy of the best guitars

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I love these 3 on a plate tuners and have waited years to try them.
The engraving is of very nice quality as is the machine quality (like all Waverly tuners).
The ebony buttons match very well with ebony or other dark binding.

In short, I will be using these tuners whenever I can and hope more of my customers choose them!

5.0

Functional Beauty

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These Waverly tuning machines are admittedly pricey, but their beauty, precision engineering and fine engraving make them a worthwhile investment for a guitar you have spent months to build. The snakewood buttons I selected are elegant.

5.0

Waverly Tuners

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I'm going to be sorry I bought these - they look so good on my little Martin 000 and work so well that it's going to be hard to settle for anything less on other guitars. I am very pleased.

5.0

Top notch tuners

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I bought these for a restored 1924 Martin 00-18K. Superb quality!

5.0

Only the Best

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My 00-28 Martin custom shop 12-fret slothead came with Grover tuners which worked well but seemed out of place in both quality and aesthetic on this fine guitar. The Waverly tuners are absolutely beautiful and finely crafted. Installation was a snap and they work perfectly, as expected.

5.0

Love 'em

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Super fast shipping on these and boy oh boy....the snakewood knobs are stunning ! The pictures don't do them justice.

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