New 21:1 gear ratio
For decades, Waverly tuners have been the standard by which all other tuners are measured. We now offer our flagship tuners with a 21:1 gear ratio option for more precise tuning control.
When you want the best of classic design and expert craftsmanship, these premium hand made Waverly tuners are what you've been searching for.
Nothing is a better sign of quality than a guitar that stays in tune right from the very first strum. And if you're the type of player who sweats all the details, you'll love the responsiveness and ability to dial in your tuning with extreme precision.
Mastercrafted for precision
Best of all, Waverly tuners are built to last. We assemble each set in our Ohio shop, and if they ever fail, they're backed by our Lifetime Promise. No other tuner comes with this dependability. This timeless design, rock-solid construction, and smooth, reliable operation have made Waverly tuners the favorite of both musicians and renowned guitarmakers for more than 100 years.
Why choose Waverly high ratio tuners?
Drop-in replacement design
If your guitar already has Waverly tuners, upgrading to the high ratio models is a 5-minute job anyone can do. They literally drop right in. No drilling is required.
Smoother tuning with no backlash
With tight tolerances and expert machining, the simple open-back mechanism has a smooth, responsive feel with no backlash. Tuning up or down is smooth, accurate, and easy.
Longer life with less wear
Waverly's use only the highest quality materials for every part of the tuner. The stainless steel and machined bronze alloy gears are more durable than standard quality tuners.
Timeless design details
Waverly tuners represent the pinnacle in clean, elegant design. The solid brass "Butterbean" knob (a description coined by the late Martin historian Mike Longworth) and the footprint are the same as the fabled pre-war Martin's. These tuners are as visually striking on a herringbone dreadnought as they are a modern electric masterpiece.
Built with the finest materials
- Solid brass (not die-cast) knobs
- Solid steel baseplates
- 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 hex head press-fit bushings
- Vintage-style slot head screws
- Modern 21:1 gear ratio
- Butterbean knobs
- Mounting hardware included
- 11/32" (8.8mm) peghole required
- Set of 6: 3-left/3-right
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
Huss & Dalton
Paul Reed Smith
"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
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