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

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

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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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


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Waverly upgrade: replacing the factory tuners on your Martin

Erick Coleman responds to a question in the online lutherie forums: What's involved in replacing Martin factory tuners with a new set of Waverly machines?

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    • 4060
    • 0.3860 lbs. (0.18 kg)
    • 4060-G
    • 0.3860 lbs. (0.18 kg)
    • 4076
    • 0.3760 lbs. (0.17 kg)

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1st set and loving it!

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I got a set of antiqued butter beans for my 1957 Martin D-28 and not only does the guitar stay in tune now but I think it actually sounds better! They look so good that someone actually asked if they were the original tuners! When I said they were brand new made to LOOK old they just stared in astonishment

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Smooth and gorgeous

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I bought the Waverly open back nickel butterbean knob tuners for my Martin D-28 (2016 model). Took off the Grover Rotomatics and these went right on - you do have to make the top hold but use the existing bottom hole from the Rotomatics. Classy, smooth and gorgeous. You will not be sorry with these (once you get over the price).

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Stew Mac Customer service is the best

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I bought a used Collings OM recently that had sticky Waverly tuners. I followed Dan Erlewine's cleaning video instructions with no success. I called StewMac for advice and they told me the tuners had a life-time warrantee and they'd send me a new set. A couple days later they're on my doorstep. This kind of customer service is so rare these days. Phil Ortman at StewMac was great. Highly recommended.

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Smooth and hold tune

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I replaced another set of Waverlys that were not as good, stiff, small knobs, hard to operate, but came with the guitar. These are smooth and easy to operate, hold tune flawlessly, the guitar is always in tune with itself. Instead of struggling with the guitar and walking away from it, it's become one of my go-to guitars. Surprising how much difference a simple change like tuning machines makes. Some of the choice is personal preference, but the mechanics of these are really good, and that's what counts.

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Sweet tuners

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Replaced the stock rotomatics on my 000 28 Much more precise and very nice to look at

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Waverly guitar tuners(relic)

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The relic look goes good with my J-45. They work 10 times better than the tuners that came on the guitar. Thanks Stew Mac!

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Waverly Tuners

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I've used many different tuners for acoustic guitars. Through the years I have to say Waverly tuners are my favorite for functionality and looks.

3.0

Cast vs Stamped?

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The tuners seem fine, but if you critically compare them visually to the Grover open back tuners, (at a third of the price) it seems that the Grover body is cast, and the Waverley's seem like the body is stamped. The chrome on the Grover tuners also seems to be polished out to a higher level as well. Not sure it makes much difference, but the price difference is substantial and since the Grover's are guaranteed for life, I am not sure I would recommend these unless someone just wants the name, which I understand to some degree.

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Replacement Waverly Guitar tuners- Martin Custom D28 (solid headstock) 

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Big thank you (Peter Schultz et al) for very helpful and speedy solution to unusual problem.
These tuners were supplied FOC to replace the original Waverlys fitted at the time of build in the C F Martin Custom shop in 2010. Several of the keys had worn in such a way that it became impossibly difficult to acheive and maintain accurate tuning. Most unusual in my experience. I would just mention that the top bushes did not appear to be true Waverlys. They were regular Martin and were not tight in the headstock (fell out easily). We all like a tight fit with no washers! I leave that one with you and your team. Once again thank you. Glen Robson.

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The Best

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Worth every penny.

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