Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Amber Knobs

Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Amber Knobs, Satin Sliver
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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Amber Knobs

Waverly tuners feature ultra-smooth operation and precise, reliable tuning. They're built to look beautiful and last a lifetime. These are simply the finest mandolin tuning machines available anywhere!

Our uncompromising tuner 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.

Each handsome engraved baseplate is CNC machined from a single brass billet, for lighter weight and unwavering stability.

The amber knobs preserve the beauty and style of early tuner buttons, but are made to a much higher quality than the originals. 

Built with the finest materials

  • Solid brass baseplates
  • Precision CNC machined baseplates for perfect alignment
  • Stainless steel worm gear
  • Knurled brass round press-fit bushings
  • Vintage-style slot head screws


  • Standard spacing measures 29/32" (23.01mm) between each string post
  • String post diameter: 15/64” (5.93mm)
  • Required peghole diameter: 21/64 (8.33)
  • Modern 16:1 gear ratio
  • Amber knobs
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Set of two plates: 4-left/4-right tuners

Installation tips

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

Counterbore for a perfect fit
Use our slow-speed #2061 Peghead Bushing Reamer (0.328" diameter) to cut a clean, accurate counterbore for a professional job.

Drill pilot holes for mounting screws
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.

Performing artists stay in tune with Waverly:

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

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