Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs

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"The smoothest and most consistent-working non-geared ukulele tuning pegs I've ever seen, new or old." —Matt Umanov, Umanov Guitars, NYC

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Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs Set of 4 with koa knobs

Set of 4 with koa knobs

Item # 4083
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$44.95

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Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs Set of 4 with ebony knobs

Set of 4 with ebony knobs

Item # 4084
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$44.95

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"The smoothest and most consistent-working non-geared ukulele tuning pegs I've ever seen, new or old." —Matt Umanov, Umanov Guitars, NYC

In the early 1900s the ukulele was king. Waverly uke pegs bring back a simple but innovative non-geared design that tuned many fine instruments: the knob screw adjusts the tension, and an internal coil spring provides smoothness and slip-resistance. Unsurpassed by standard friction tuners, they combine precision-machined quality with an authentic vintage look. Simply the finest traditional friction pegs you can install on your ukulele.

Nickel-plated brass, set of 4.

Waverly Ukulele Friction Pegs offer modern precision with vintage style, ideal for instrument restoration. Waverly tuners will work properly in pegholes with diameters between 7/32" and 1/4" (5.56mm to 6.35mm).

For new builds, we recommend drilling a 3/16" (5mm) peghole diameter.

For appearance and proper function, pegholes should be chamfered for the top washer and the rear housing. We have just the right countersink bit for cutting this chamfer.

Peghead thickness can vary from 5/16" to 9/16" (7.94mm to 14.29mm).


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    • 4083
    • 0.082
    • 4084
    • 0.084

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Beautiful little things!

By David Wellings from Stourbridge UK
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 08, 2013


Much, much better than the things that came with the soprano kit! Nicely made, nicely finished!

They add a classy touch to a well finished instrument!

Great new / old tuner

By David Newton from Beaumont, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 09, 2013


I had a 20's Martin 2M that had the original version of these tuners, and they are desired by the vintage collectors. When Waverly reintroduced these in a very authentic manner, I knew they had a winner. They work very well, the spring really has a great, functional purpose, and they enhance the sale of my ukes, which is the most important thing!

Welcome Addition

By jerry1 from New Haven, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 19, 2013


These new friction tuners are a welcome addition for ukulele builders. They are the only ones I know of with a spring that provides friction pressure, making getting just the right amount for each string possible. Stewmac suggests also buying their bridge pin counter sink bit, but it's not the best for the job. What's required is a 100 degree c.s. bit for the top and 60 degree c.s. bit for the back of the head stock. (The Stewmac bit appears to be 82¦). Using the right bits will give full contact between the tuner and the hole.



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