Please note that these tuners do not have any name stamped on the back of the casing.Sold as a set of 6 and comes with push fit bushings and mounting screws.I've been looking lately at the designs of the Waverly tuning plates used on various guitars.My style 28 Martins from 1926 all sport the same design, with a single flower surrounding each of two screws.This set was once nickel plated but all of the plating has worn off.The planks are marked “Waverly Musical Instrument Products Inc”.If this is the case, a set of the Gotoh adapter conversion bushings will need to be purchased.
Yes, they are very stiff, but they are brand new and I'm not concerned about that. The locking mechanism is poor, basically a sleeve you screw down onto the post of the tuner.
These fine reproductions feature old style stamped gear housings, but have modern improved 15:1 gearing for smoother, more precise action. Please note that 3 of the tuners have a green decal on the back of the machine.
If anyone has a 12 fret with clipped end Grovers from before 1934, that could help tell us when that transition took place.
I've seen these Grovers as early as 1933 in 14 fret form.