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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Pearl Knobs

Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Pearl Knobs

Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Pearl Knobs Satin silver

Satin silver

Item # 6050
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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Pearl Knobs Satin gold

Satin gold

Item # 6050-G
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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Pearl Knobs Bright nickel

Bright nickel

Item # 6052
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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Pearl Knobs

About This Item

"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" (.906") between each string post.

String post diameter: .236"
Required peghole diameter: 21/64 or .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 (.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.

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Product Instructions

Waverly Mandolin Machines

Tips for installing Waverly mandolin tuning machines.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 6050
    • 0.6740 lbs. (0.31 kg)
    • 6050-G
    • 0.6700 lbs. (0.3 kg)
    • 6052
    • 0.6420 lbs. (0.29 kg)

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Waverly tuners


Verified Buyer

The Best!!!


The best tuning machines I've ever used!


Verified Buyer

I replaced the original tuners on a late 1980's KM-DAWG mandolin with these. I was able to use the original bushings and screws so no need to alter the holes. A perfect fit with the exception of the bottom screw on each side. A quick drill of a pilot hole and these literally installed in minutes. They hold their tune, allow for micro adjustments, and are very smooth. Top quality!


Waverly's are the best!


Verified Buyer

The only tuning machines I've used on the Elkhorn Mandolins I've built for the past 10+ years. Absolutely the best!


Better than stock


Verified Buyer

I was compelled to by these for my Gibson F5 (Goldrush), I don't know why, because the stock tuners were just fine. They dropped right in, except for one screw hole that didn't line up exactly. I had put off buying these tuners for years, because they are so ridiculously expensive. Then, I got 10% off coupon from Stuart MacDonald, so I sent away for a set. To buy these tuners, you have to be crazy. I am. I really haven't had them long enough to really make an informed opinion, but my initial impression is that they are better than the perfectly good, stock tuners. I couldn't figure out the brand of the original tuners.


Not Impressed


Verified Buyer

These tuners are expensive, so I thought the quality would be good, but I did not find that to be the case. The first pair I got worked well enough, but a couple of the tuners had a bit of tightness and "grind" to them as if the gears weren't quite meshing. I called Stew Mac and they graciously sent me another pair, thinking it was a defect. The second pair sent to me had the same problem on a couple of the tuners, plus the stamping on the plate was much fainter compared to the first ones they sent me. I was surprised to say the least. I would think that if you are paying over $500 for tuners they should be smooth as butter and the stamping should be the same. Don't get me wrong, they are nice tuners, but in my opinion they aren't worth the price they are asking for them. The Golden Age tuners I ended up getting were very smooth and an eighth of the price.


Very High Quality But Pricey


Verified Buyer

There are no negative issues with these tuners, they are excellent in both appearance and functionality. .