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 assemblies 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.

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. For an additional $30.00 on your purchase of a Faulk tuning hammer, you can now have the best tip on the market. Once you use it, you’ll see why I’m so enthusiastic about the Itoshin. 

 

 

SpectraPly CF-TR

Wood specie: Terrain SpectraPly
Length: 11 3/4″
Weight: 12oz
Price: $295.00
Description: SpectraPly is a birch composite made with dyed veneers. Basic earth tones, green, gold, and red. The handle is comparatively larger than normal with a ball diameter of 2 1/4″.

Andira CF-TR

Wood specie: Andira
Length: 11 3/4″
Weight: 12.3 oz
Price: #295.00
Description: The handle is heavy andira from Central America. It is a coarse grain wood, but the grain is completely filled in with poly finish. The ball is 2 1/4″ in diameter.

Western Maple  CF-TR


Wood specie: Western maple
Length: 12″
Weight: 10.8 oz
Price: $295.00
Description: Dark earth tones on this Western maple with an interesting curl on the knob.

Bog Oak CF-TR


Wood specie: Bog Oak
Length: 12″
Weight: 10.9 oz
Price: SOLD
Description: An extraordinary wood! The black color is real, no dyes! Dated at 3000 to 6000 years old, bog oak occurs when an ancient oak tree falls by a stream as the result of erosion. The tree settles into the silt and is virtually preserved in the airtight mud. The coloring comes from minerals that wick into the wood over the millennia. I was lucky to find this rare wood. It’s so black that the photo just doesn’t do it justice.

Western Maple CF-TR

Wood species: Western maple
Length: 11 3/4″
Weight: 10.9 oz
Price: $295.00
Description: This was part of a billet with deep reds and green coloring.

Carpathian Elm CF-TR

 

Wood species: Carpathian elm
Length: 11 3/4″
Weight: 1010.6 oz
Price: SOLD
Description: This Carpathian elm handle is one of the last pieces of this rare specie I have on hand. It’s probably 18 years old.

Walnut CF-TR-X

Wood species: Walnut
Length: 13 1/2″
Weight: 12.3 oz
Price: $315.00
Description: With this extended length lever, I added extra support by way of a carbon fiber sheath on the titanium shaft. This should tackle the tightest tuning pins you can throw at it.

Brazilian Cherry  CF-TR

Wood species: Brazilian cherry
Length: 12″
Weight: 11.1 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description: Brazilian cherry is a fairly dense wood that darkens with age. Like its American cousin, it turns a dark red.

SpectraPly Buckskin CF-TR

 

Length: 12″
Weight: 11.6 ounces
Price:$295.00
Description: The SpectraPly (a birch composite) is called “Buckskin”. Contrasting natural and earth tones are beautiful.

Afzelia CF-TR

 

Length: 11″
Weight: 10.7 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description: Afzelia is a wood specie from Laos. I acquired it some 15 years ago. Beautiful swirling grain patterns against the orange core wood.

Persimmon CF-TR

 

Length: 13″
Weight: 11.4 ounces
Price: SOLD
Description: American persimmon wood from the southeast. Luckily the colorful knot occurred at the center of the ball. Quite an accent!

Spalted Maple CF-TR

Length: 12″
Weight: 11.5 ounces
Price: $305.00
Description: The second spalted maple handle … and the last. I was lucky to find a large chunk of this wood in Conway, AR. Kiln dried and ready to use.

SpectraPly CF-TR

Length: 12 3/4″
Weight: 11.1 oz
Price: SOLD
Description : This combination of dyed veneers is call “Blue Angel”. Also, be aware, this is a long lever. Good for tight pins and aging backs like mine.

Bubinga CF-TR

Length: 12″
Weight: 11.3 oz
Price:$295.00
Description: Bubinga is a Western African wood. Its outstanding features are the highly contrasting red and brown figures.

Brownheart CF-TR

Length: 12″
Weight: 12.9 oz.
Price: $295.00
Description: Brownheart is a South American wood. Very dense and heavy. Lots of figure and contrasts.

 

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