Waverly Guitar Tuners with Vintage Oval Knobs for Solid Pegheads

Waverly Guitar Tuners with Vintage Oval Knobs for Solid Pegheads, Nickel, 3L/3R
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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Vintage Oval Knobs for Solid Pegheads, Relic nickel, 3L/3R
Relic Nickel, 3L/3R Item # 4078
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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Vintage Oval Knobs for Solid Pegheads, Gold, 3L/3R
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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Vintage Oval Knobs for Solid Pegheads, Titanium, 3L/3R
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Waverly Guitar Tuners with Vintage Oval Knobs for Solid Pegheads

"The best tuning keys on the market."
—Tony Rice

Waverly tuners offer modern precision with vintage style. The special relic nickel finish is perfect for vintage and reproduction 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.

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 "Vintage Oval" knobs (as found on the famous late-'30s Martin D-28 played by Clarence White and Tony Rice) 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. 

Premium plating and elegant style
Each Waverly tuning machine features high quality plating for a lifetime of beauty and dependability. Choose the perfect aesthetic for your instrument:

Nickel: our most popular plating, and the classic bright and shiny look used on guitars for decades

Relic Nickel: a perfect upgrade for cranky old tuners, the relic finish looks right at home on a well-loved vintage guitar but with improved tuning stability

Gold: a touch of class reserved for the finest custom-shop creations and treasured heirlooms

Titanium: an extremely durable plating that is resistant to tarnishing and wear—it will keep its luster for decades to come

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

Bear Creek
Bedell Guitars
Froggy Bottom
Huss & Dalton
Paul Reed Smith     
Santa Cruz

"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

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1129
    • 0.4321 lbs. (0.20 kg)
    • 1129-G
    • 0.620 lbs. (0.28 kg)
    • 1129-T
    • 4.000 lbs. (1.81 kg)
    • 4078
    • 0.3760 lbs. (0.17 kg)
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