Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs for Solid Pegheads

Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs for Solid Pegheads

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs for Solid Pegheads Nickel, 3L/3R

Nickel, 3L/3R

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs for Solid Pegheads Gold, 3L/3R

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs for Solid Pegheads Relic nickel, 3L/3R

Relic nickel, 3L/3R

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs for Solid Pegheads

About This Item

The choice of renowned guitarmakers for their finest instruments.
"They hold their tune and look superb…of course I recommend Waverly."—Dick Boak, Martin Guitars

With Waverly tuners, your 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. Try our relic nickel finish, an antique look for vintage and reproduction guitars.

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 tuners?

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.

Vintage details.
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.
  • Set of 6: 3-left/3-right
  • Mounting screws and bushings included
The sturdy steel baseplates have the authentic 1930s footprint. String posts are vintage-style tapered 1/4"-diameter brass, with press-fit knurled brass hex bushings to fit 11/32"-diameter pegholes. Slot-head mounting screws complete the vintage look; there are no additional holes to drill on many older Martins and Gibsons.




The cure for sweet old guitars with cranky old tuners!
Waverly Relics make your vintage or reproduction instrument look and tune as good as it sounds. The special relic nickel finish has that authentic "played for 80 years" patina that makes shiny new tuners look out of place on a fine old guitar.



Installation Tips

Bushings: Get the right fit! Use our slow-speed #2062 Bushing Reamer (.340" 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 #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.

Conversion peghead bushings are also available for retrofitting Waverly tuners into larger Gotoh, Grover or Schaller pegholes, without doweling and redrilling. A Stewart-MacDonald exclusive!

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


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5.0
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4.0

Excellent vintage replacements with a caveat

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First - they're superb. Smooth, accurate, no slop and I like the ratio.

But be aware they are NOT "drop-in replacements" for vintage Grover Sta-Tite tuners. They require either new mounting holes or modification to their own holes, The spacing is slightly wider than the vintage Grovers commonly found on 30's-40's Gibsons (like my L-7), Martins and others. They do, however, fit existing 1/4" bushings.

It's baffling to me why the mounting holes are not made to match Sta-Tites, which are (in my experience) the most common tuners replaced by Waverlys. The appearance - except for the gears - is otherwise identical, down to the shape of the mounting plates.

That was about a half-star's worth of deduction - the other half is due to slightly rough machining at the edges and inconsistent platting. I've installed quite a few of these over the years and they just don't seem quite as "smooth" or "pretty" as they used to be - and should be at the premium price.

Still an excellent product.

5.0

Love these tuners!

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Verified Buyer


Smooth winding, consistent and predictable. Easy to install and well worth the price.
If I ruled the world, every great guitar would have Waverly tuners.

5.0

Outstanding tuners, of course.

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Verified Buyer


I have a Martin R-17 that had original tuners that were not satisfactory. I bought these Waverly's in the old nickel finish and they work smoothly, were a very easy installation, and look appropriately vintage for this little Martin archtop guitar.

5.0

Excellent upgrade

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Verified Buyer


Bought these to upgrade my Martin Eric Clapton 00028-ec tuners, the stock Martin ones were a little old and the shafts were a little loose and proper tuning was getting to be a bit hit and miss. Waverly was the only choice for me, have them on a Cort acoustic a quarter of the cost of the Martin and they are exceptional, worth the money? Let's see in a few years

5.0

Waverly Guitar Tuners

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Verified Buyer


These tuners are the best, I have Waverly Tuners on every thing, I highly recommend them for every thing .

5.0

Waverly butterbean tuners for solid peghead

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Verified Buyer


These are what Martin should have installed in the Martin 000-28EC in the first place. They operate much more smoothly and, I believe, accurately, than the stock Martin tuners. One objection I have to both sets is the push-in grommets used. Admittedly, I just don't like push-ins and would rather the grommet threaded into the tuner; however, the really silly thing is that the grommet have hex nut LOOKING tops. This can lead the unknowing .... like the guy who had my 000-28 before me ... to try to loosen or tighten them with a wrench, resulting in torquing off the top of the grommet, which is why I had to replace the tuners. Why not just make the top smooth so folks are misled into ruining otherwise fine tuners? These are still a marked improvement over stock.

5.0

great tuners beautiful

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Verified Buyer


I bought these for my old martin they look great--great improvement for my guitar

5.0

Superb pegheads

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Verified Buyer


These rascals were expensive but, I think, worth it. These are beautifully crafted and well-made machine heads. And frankly, the box they came in--the packaging--was nothing short of astonishing.

5.0

A little pricy in freight

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Verified Buyer


Added with a neck reset on a 70's D-28

5.0

Best acoustic guitar tuners ever, hands down. Replacement for Martin, Santa Cruz etc.

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Verified Buyer


Superb, smooth, stable tuners. SUGGESTION: BEFORE REMOVING the old bushings, consider that replacement bushings might be *slightly* larger in diameter than what you are replacing, in order to ensure a snug fit in the wood. That may require enlarging the existing holes somewhat, which (speaking personally) is something I would pay a guitar tech to do. The question is whether you need to replace the bushings at all. See if the new machines fit easily through your old bushings as-is. If so, and if the old bushings are in good shape and snug in the wood, DON'T REMOVE THEM! Drop in the new machines, screw in the back plates, and go!!

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