The CF-TR Faulk Tuning Hammer
The Faulk tuning hammer features a tuning shaft made with a .625″ outer tube of 3AL-2.5V titanium tubing reinforced by an inner tube of .10″ wall carbon fiber. The combination gives the tuner an exceptionally rigidity in a smaller tube. The handles are individually hand turned and made from quality hardwoods. Because these are hand made, they can also be customized on request to fit a particular tuner’s needs. The tuning heads are removable. They feature a coupling adapter that allow you to use Hale type tips as well as Jahn tips.
Announcement: At the age of 72, I’ve felt for a long time that I needed to pass this joyful business, this stroke of luck, to a younger person. But let me say at the outset of this paragraph, I’m not retiring! Well, not yet. I thought I’d wait until I got old! Anyway, this ‘younger person’ is my friend and colleague, Jacob Erwin. Jacob has all the enthusiasm and all the skill to take these tuning hammers to another level. I think most of you will know Jacob as part of the best piano rebuilding teams in the country, Erwin’s Piano Restoration. So I’m happy to introduce some of Jacob’s work on this page. Please look at the first two tuning hammers on this page, and you will understand how fortunate I feel to have him on my team.
The key striking tool is made with solid PVC and has a thick leather pad which contacts the key surface. It fits in your palm. By placing your forefinger close to the leather pad, you can orient your location on the key by touch without having to look down at the keyboard. This tool will prevent damage to your finger joints.