Waverly 3-On-Plate Guitar Tuners with Black Pearl Knobs for Solid Pegheads

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Waverly 3-On-Plate Guitar Tuners with Black Pearl Knobs for Solid Pegheads

Modern precision and vintage style for solid headstock steel-string guitars. For decades, Waverly tuners have been the standard by which all other tuners are measured. Experience the tuning stability and performance you've been missing.

For maximum tuning accuracy, our precision plate-style 16:1 machines feature the same gears and patented threaded worm bushings found on all Waverly's. The brass string posts are mounted on polished brass baseplates for true elegance and style. 

Each baseplate is precision CNC machined out of solid brass for perfect alignment in the headstock. These artistically engraved plates age to a handsome patina for the look and feel of quality.

Precise tuning song after song
The 16:1 gear ratio design features our patented threaded worm bushings to eliminate looseness, for impressively smooth operation. You play in tune and stay in tune.

Long life with less wear
The stainless steel worm gears have twin bushings for unrivaled life year after year. The string post gears are machined from bronze alloy, which is much more durable than brass. Brass string shafts are 1/4"-diameter with 1-3/8" (34.93mm) spacing.

Genuine Mother-of-Pearl gives the translucent Black Pearl knobs a luster that stands out from plastic imitations. Tuner set includes slotted, round-head mounting screws and knurled press-fit peghead bushings.

Built with the finest materials

  • Polished solid brass baseplates
  • Precision CNC machined baseplates for perfect alignment
  • Stainless steel worm gear
  • Nylon worm gear bushings for smoother feel
  • Machined bronze alloy string post gear
  • Machined brass tapered 1/4" string posts
  • Knurled brass round press-fit bushings
  • Vintage-style slot head screws

Specifications

  • Modern 16:1 gear ratio
  • Black Pearl knobs
  • 1/4" string posts with 1-3/8" spacing (34.93mm)
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Set of two plates: 3-left/3-right tuners

Installation tips

Counterbore for a perfect fit
Counterboring the pegholes with our #2062 Bushing Reamer (.340" diameter) allows for a perfect, clean and professional installation.

Drill pilot hole for mounting screws
Installing delicate screws into hardwood requires great care and accuracy, so pilot holes are required. 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 (wax or a bar of soap work too) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.

Post holes too big? Use conversion bushings
Conversion peghead bushings are also available for retrofitting Waverly's into larger holes left by other tuners with no drilling. A StewMac 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

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 3518-BR
    • 0.567 lbs. (0.25 kg)
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