Faulk Tuning Hammers

I figure I’ve tuned over 25,000 pianos in my life, and I’ve definitely become sensitized to the process. The stability of my tuning depends on setting the pin properly, and to do that I’ve spent 35 years developing pin sensitivity in my body. Finally, finally, Charles Faulk has made a tuning lever that frees me to use all of that experience. The Faulk carbon fiber/aluminum lever allows a level of pin perception and “micro” movement that is truly extraordinary, leading to more fun and less work, more “in-the-zone” moments and far less frustration. It’s the best tuning lever I’ve ever used by two or three orders of magnitude.”
~David Andersen

 CF-TR Tuning Hammers

I’m introducing the new line of  CF-TR tuning hammers. These tuning levers feature a threaded head/shaft connection that will allow you to change heads easily in the field. If you are a frequent tip changer, this design will be especially helpful. All you will need to do is to keep an extra head/tip assembly in your tool kit. You’ll be back to work in seconds! This design features a tuning shaft that has an outer tube of titanium with an inner tube of carbon fiber for added strength and stiffness.  You will have a choice of 5, 10, or 15 degree tuning heads.

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 team in the country, Erwin’s Piano Restoration. So I’m happy to introduce some of Jacob’s work on this page. 

Important news: I’m happy to tell you that I’m introducing a new enhancement to my tuning hammers … Itoshin tips! Itoshin in a premium tuning tip from Japan that provides incredible tip-to-pin fit. From this point on, all my tuning hammers will be equipped with Itoshin tips. 

 

Bocote CF-TR

Wood specie: Bocote
Length: 12 1/4″
Weight: 12.2 oz
Price: $325.00
Description: Bocote comes from South America. It’s noted for its swirling grain and gold/black contrasting colors.

Montouchi CF-3

 

Wood specie: Montouchi
Length: 12 1/4″
Weight: 10.5 oz
Price: SOLD
Description: Montouchi is native to Guyana. Most blocks of this wood have a mixture of light sapwood and a reddish heartwood. A medium density wood, thus the lightness.

Curly Walnut CF-3

Wood specie: Western curly walnut
Length: 12 1/2″
Weight: 10.9 oz
Price: $335.00
Description: This curly western walnut is an excellent example of the species. Lots of wild grain, curls, and dark brown color.

Canarywood CF-3

Wood specie: Canarywood
Length: 13 3/8″
Weight: 12.1 oz
Price: $335.00
Description: Canarywood is a fairly plentiful wood in Central America. The photo doesn’t really show the mixture of yellow, red, and brown coloring as well as it should.  Note the length of this lever.

Curly maple CF-3

 

Wood species: Western curly maple
Length: 12″
Weight: 9.6 ounces
Price: $335.00
Description: Another rare curly maple from Gobi Wood Products. This one is the lightest weight lever in my stock.

Purpleheart CF-3

 

Wood species: Purpleheart
Length: 12 3/4″
Weight: 12.1 ounces
Price: SOLD
Description: The wood is a solid purpleheart square that has been in my stock for at least 20 years. It’s fully dried.

 

 

 

 

 

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