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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs for Solid Pegheads

Waverly Guitar Tuners with Butterbean Knobs for Solid Pegheads

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

Nickel, 3L/3R

Item # 4060
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$176.76

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

Relic nickel, 3L/3R

Item # 4076
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$230.90

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

Gold, 3L/3R

Item # 4060-G
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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

I cannot give enough praise...

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I am a touring guitar technician currently working for country artist Rodney Atkins. I contacted StewMac about a set of worn OEM Waverly tuners in need of replacement. I had a very tight deadline between shows to tend to the job. StewMac went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I had the replacement tuners nearly immediately. The process was painless. Thank you StewMac for your outstanding products and even better customer support. I’ve spread this tale to every person in the industry I feel will listen, and I hope it gains StewMac some customers.

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I had a great and easy shopping experience with StewMac.
My luthier put them on my Martin and they are fantastic.

5.0

Waverly key upgrade

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Replaced the Martin "waverly type" tuners on Martin D-18,with real Waverly tuners. They are really smooth,and look great too.They installed perfectly in the previous holes.

4.0

I love Waverlys.

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Great, smooth tuners, I've been using them for years with no problems.

5.0

Beautifully crafted

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These tuning machines are well made and beautiful.

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Waverly Butterbean Relics

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Bought them for my 1964 martin 00-18. A drop in fit. Screw holes lined up perfect. I used the old bushings, would have had to ream out for the new ones. Looks Great, Work Great.

5.0

They just work they way you expect

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Always happy to get these on a guitar and typically switch stock for the butter bean model.

5.0

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Instant shipping and great price and service

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Instant shipping and great prices and great service.

5.0

Received and installed my new set of Waverly tuners!

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Had an issue with the original set of Waverly Tuners that came on my Collings CJ guitar. At Collings advice, I contacted StewMac Customer Support, and without any hesitation they sent me a new set of tuners and covered the shipping. It was a simple task to perform the installation myself, and the new tuners look and feel great!

Big shout out to Matt Hall from Customer Support for his friendly and timely assistance!

Thanks!

Peter Newsom
Ontario, Canada

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