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Waverly Guitar Tuners

with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads

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"They hold their tune and look superb... of course I recommend Waverly."—Dick Boak, Martin Guitars

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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4060 Nickel, 3L/3R Yes
3 or more $132.38  
6 or more $122.58  

4060-G Gold, 3L/3R Yes
3 or more $182.62  
6 or more $168.78  

4076 Relic nickel, 3L/3R Yes
3 or more $155.96  
6 or more $143.88  

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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.

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. Set of 3-left/3-right, with bushings and screws.

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!

Peghead Bushing Reamer for Waverly Guitar Tuners
Need the right fit? Our slow-speed Bushing Reamer cuts the correct 11/32" counterbore for trouble-free installation of Waverly press-fit peghead bushings.

To be sure these tuners fit your instrument, compare your existing machines and peghole dimensions to our listed specs to help determine the best replacement.
Waverly upgrade: replacing the factory tuners on your Martin
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In this issue:
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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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads
Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs, for Solid Pegheads
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5 5-01-2011
Very good

I bought those tuners to put on a Les Paul guitar I made from parts and they look stunning. I am sure those tuners will last for a long time because they seem to be pretty solid. I still need to work a little bit more on my nut to keep better tuning but once it's gonna be done I feel confident that these tuners will hold tune pretty good. Shipping was fast as always.

Mathieu  Canada Read my reviews (4)
5 4-23-2011
Waverly upgrade

Bought these tuners to upgrade the stock Martin ones I had on my 2008 OM28V, and they are absolutely awesome! One thing I find curious though, StewMac states that I would need to drill new holes for the bottom mounting screw, but these are a perfect fit. I wouldn't drill new holes in my instrument, but knew I wouldn't have to as I have the Waverlys on my HD28VS slothead, made sure the specs were identical to the solid peghead ones, and basically swapped one over, and the holes line up perfectly so.. nice to know. Delivery to the UK took 2 days, absolutely amazing service (DHL Express) and even unboxing the tuners was a pleasure. Outstanding quality, absolutely the best IMHO.
Thanks from the UK!

Jay Eng  Bristol, UK
5 3-10-2011
really needed

I was having problems with my guitar staying in tune. Every time I would tune it seemed like my old tuners would slip. I have read a lot of reviews on Waverly Tuners and thought I would try them. They really do what they say about them. Their price is higher, but if you like to keep your guitar in tune you need to try these.

Bill's repair  Madisonville,TN. Read my reviews (8)
5 2-19-2011
The Best

There's a reason why they are used on the best instruments, they hold tune, look amazing and built to last.

Bucket of Bolts  Brampton, Ontario Read my reviews (5)
5 11-14-2010
Waverly Retrofit

I wanted to give my Martin a lift, and replacing the old machines seemed a good idea. I found the Waverly's are exactly what they are cracked up to be - smooth and accurate, and hold very well. Certainly the best machines I have ever owned - highly recommended!

Chris Pemberton  Darwin, NT, Australia
5 10-18-2010
Finest Quality, Perfect Function

My new Collings had been specked by the dealer with small-button Waverly's which I just didn't care for. So I got some nickel vintage ones to swap 'em. Amazing packaging like jewelry - they deserve an un-boxing video. Detailed clear instructions, exploded drawings and dimensions were provided in the box and on Stew Mac's website. Because I was replacing existing Waverly's, no new holes or bushing changes were required. Word of caution: even though the vintage bushings have a hex- border, unlike Gotohs there is no nut--it is decorative only. So don't try to unscrew it to get the tuner out Takes longer to write about than do: Unstring, remove two wood screws that secure the tuner plate to back of headstock, out with the old, in with the new, done. As for how they work; I tune with iPhone Peterson strobe app which shows fractions of a cent and Waverly's nail it every time--smooth and precise. Look right and work right.

Warren Anderson  San Antonio, TX
5 9-20-2010
Waverly Tuners- Simply the best

I have been a musician for 43 years. IMHO, if you play a high end acoustic guitar there is only (1) choice in tuning machines. That choice is Waverly, pure and simple. If you are OK with mediocre, then they are probably not for you. But, If your finest instrument deserves the best, choose Waverly Tuning Machines. YOU WILL BE VERY PLEASED.

Scguno  Magic Valley, USA
5 8-19-2010

I have a Martin J-41 Special and it came with sticky, loose and rattling tuners. So, for my birthday my wife bought me some gold Waverlys! The Waverlys are as smooth as closed back tuners and are not only smooth they tune accurately, have no backlash, no rattles and look pretty doing it. Now I want to put Waverlys on my other two Martins that have the old Martin/Schaller tuners that are the complete opposite of Waverlys in every way.

SJK  Boulder, Colorado Read my reviews (3)
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5 7-10-2010
Waverly: Still the Best Tuners on the Market!

I've been installing Waverly tuners since they first arrived on the market. I've always been impressed by their jewel-like quality and craftsmanship and beauty, but even more important to me is their incredible accuracy and tuning stability. Gotoh has the new 510 and Delta series tuners, which are wonderful. But no tuner has come close to matching the craftsmanship, and long-term reliability of the Waverly's. I'm even convinced they improve tone since they couple the strings to the headstock more securely. If you want the best, Waverly is the only choice!

Gabe MacDonnell  NYC Read my reviews (3)
5 6-09-2010
Now a Direct Replacement for Martins?

When I got my new HD-28V I knew that it was a lifetime keeper. I also knew that I wanted the best tuners - Waverly's. Since the info on the Stewmac website indicated that filling and redrilling the headstock was needed, I brought it to my ace luthier and friend. Much to our mutual surprise, the Waverly's were a direct replacement for the stock Gotohs - no surgical procedures required! I don't know if Waverly modified them to fit without redrilling (it would certainly make sense for them to do so) or if they just happen to fit Martin's vintage lineup but, whatever the reason, it was an easy replacement. And they really are worth it for quality instruments! You won't be sorry you made the investment.

WMacGregor  Springfield, MA
StewMac responds

We're happy that the fit was easy for you. In many instances, Waverly tuners are not direct replacements for stock tuners. Check out our Trade Secrets article with important tips on retrofitting: Waverly upgrade: replacing the factory tuners on your Martin

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