Bozeman, Montana really seems to be an epicenter for luthiery and overall guitar geekery. I have featured local makers before on Acoustic Tuesday and they all build instruments, but Bozeman is also home to one of the best tuning machine manufacturers in the world…
Waverly Tuners resides right here in the Gallatin Valley, and my oh my do they make some jaw-droppingly beautiful and extremely precise tuning machines. Waverly is known for high-end tuning machines built to last and designed to match the aesthetic of your guitar. You can choose a variety of styles of buttons for the tuners from plain chrome/steel all the way to black pearl and even ebony or snakewood if you want. Make sure to check out their offering on StewMac’s website I am certain you will be amazed at the possibilities.
Waverly Tuners Site
I like the Waverly tuners but it seems they do not want to be contacted except via Stewball and I am not on the greatest terms with Stewball. I would like to ask them some questions because you can not talk to anyone who has actually built a guitar at Stewball and they will not communicate any question or comment to the end vendor. It’s not like you can talk to Dan Erlewine anymore, he thinks he’s a rock star I guess. The people you can call at Stewball have never built anything in their lives. I understand what it is like to be a hourly employee who does what he’s told or i kicked to the curb, but I am not wanting to put up with a total lack of communication.
Hi. I work for StewMac and I am also an acoustic guitar maker. Since the COVID situation started our entire customer service team has been working remotely and responding via email only which as caused a back up on turn around times. But feel free to reach out to me. I am happy to talk to you about Waverly’s.
Hi Brock, my name is robert frenz and I’ve been a Stu Mac customer for over 35 years, great bunch of peeps down there. I’m a custom builder and shop owner and need a set, if they make them, of Waverly relic tuners with tortise buttons, I bought the nickel set in the catalog but my customer has a 1934 martin 0-17 and there just to new looking to put on that guitar. Any help? Thanx rjf.