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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs

Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs

Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs Satin silver

Satin silver

Item # 6050-E
In stock, ready to ship!


Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony Knobs Bright nickel

Bright nickel

Item # 6052-E
In stock, ready to ship!


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Waverly F-style Mandolin Machines with Ebony 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.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -



Product Instructions

Waverly Mandolin Machines

Tips for installing Waverly mandolin tuning machines.

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

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Waverly mandolin tuners.


Verified Buyer

Without question the best mandolin tuners available.


Incredible tuners


Verified Buyer

Incredible tuners
Replaced the stock tuners of my new Northfield Mandolin. Fantastic improvement!
They look as good as they work. Worth every penny!


Lifetime guarantee


Verified Buyer

I bought a used mandolin with Waverly tuners. Several of the tuners were stiff and I asked customer service for help. Their instant response was "they have a lifetime guarantee - we will replace them". No questions, no muss, no fuss. Boom and done.

The replacements are every bit as smooth and accurate and high quality as their reputation claims. Second to none. And StewMac's customer service is incredibly good. Also second to none.

Thank you Stewart Macdonald!


Waverly tuning machines ar simply the best!


Verified Buyer

Waverley's are the only tuning machines I use in the Elkhorn Mandolins shop. Simply the best...and Stew Mac is the greatest to work with, I always appreciate the service and help you all provide! Robb at elkhorn mandolins


Fabulous, just fabulous.  Spoiled for anything else now.


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Extraordinary quality.


Quality Doesn't Come Cheap


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These Waverly's are pricey, but it seems that if you want quality you havta pay extra for it. I'm not disappointed at all. I bought the nickel plated ones with the ebony (not plastic) knobs. It solved the slippage problems I had with stock tuners on my Gibson 2003 F5G mandolin. They've been on there for 5 years now with no issues.