The choice of renowned guitarmakers for their finest instruments. Ivoroid knobs are an environmentally friendly way to dress up any instrument.
With Waverly tuners, your slot-head guitar plays in tune and stays in tune. Their acclaimed design, precise 16:1 gear ratio, long-life stainless steel/bronze construction, and smooth, reliable operation have made them the favorite of renowned guitarmakers and musicians for their finest instruments.
Waverly tuners offer modern precision with vintage style.
Martin, Gibson, Collings, Santa Cruz, Huss & Dalton, Sams, Bourgeois and other guitarmakers specify Waverly tuners for their top-line instruments.
Why do the pros choose Waverly?
Smoother, more efficient tuning.
Waverly's renowned gear mechanism is second to none. Waverly tuners feature a proven, precisely machined design ensuring accurate, efficient gear alignment. Nylon worm gear bushings enhance the smooth feel. The result: looseness is eliminated—your guitar plays in tune and stays in tune.
Longer life with less wear.
Waverly's stainless steel worm gear and machined bronze alloy string post gear are more durable than the brass gears used in other tuners.
The look is right at home on vintage-style instruments. Authentic "Butterbean" knobs (a description coined by the late Martin historian Mike Longworth) are solid brass, not die-cast, with the historically-correct shape not found on other modern tuners.
The sturdy steel baseplates have the authentic 1930s footprint. String shafts are vintage-style straight single-hole 1/4"-diameter brass, for 3-left/3-right slotted pegheads. Slot-head mounting screws complete the vintage look.
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
Huss & Dalton
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