Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs

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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs, Satin silver
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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs, Bright nickel
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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs, Satin Gold
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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs

"Simply the best you can get." — David Grisman

Our uncompromising design features patented threaded worm tension bushings that eliminate looseness, for maximum tuning efficiency. The precision-machined stainless steel worm gears, bronze alloy string post gears and 16:1 gear ratio assure smooth, accurate tuning.

Performing artists stay in tune with Waverly:

“The best tuners in the world.” — Chris Thile
“They have changed my life.” — Sam Bush
“The frequent need for retuning during a show is gone.” — Ronnie McCoury
"I love Waverly tuners. The keys move with ease and hold strong, two important qualities we must have to perform night after night. I have Waverly tuners on all my mandolins. I wouldn't want to use anything else. They are the best!" — Rhonda Vincent

Ultra-smooth operation, precise, reliable tuning, long life and classic beauty.

Each handsome engraved baseplate is now computer-machined from a single brass billet, for lighter weight with unwavering stability.

  • Standard spacing measures 29/32" (0.906") between each string post.
  • String post diameter: 0.236"
  • Required peghole diameter: 21/64 or 0.328"

Each set includes:

  • Pair of 4-left, 4-right tuning machines
  • Knurled press-fit brass peghead bushings
  • Mounting screws

Installation Tips

Peghole spacing: Plate-mounted tuners can't work efficiently if the pegholes are improperly drilled. Our Mandolin Peghead Drill Jig ensures precise 29/32" spacing for accurate alignment.

Bushings: Get the right fit! Use our slow-speed #2061 Bushing Reamer (0.328" 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.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 6050-E
    • 0.634 lbs. (0.29 kg)
    • 6052-E
    • 0.626 lbs. (0.28 kg)
    • 6050-GE
    • 0.638 lbs. (0.29 kg)
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