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.

Thin Win  CF-TR


Wood specie:Thin Win
Length: 12 1/2″
Weight: 14.2oz
Price: $295.00
Description: There’s nothing ”thin” about thin win. This is a very heavy, dense wood from Southeast Asia. It resembles wenge in grain and texture, but it finishes very smoothly. If you need some extra heft, this is the one.

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.

SpectraPly CF-TR

 

Wood species: Confetti SpectraPly
Length: 12″
Weight: 11.8 oz
Price: $295.00
Description: SpectraPly is a composite made up of dyed birch laminates. Quite colorful! You’ll never loose this in your tuning kit. SpectraPly has one other big advantage: stability, no checks, no splits.

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.

SpectraPly II  CF-TR

Wood species: Safari SpectraPly
Length: 12.5″
Weight: 11.5 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description: Please read the comments on the SpectraPly #1 on the page. Beautiful colors! The enlarged ball shape on the end is very comfortable in your hand.

Western Maple CF-TR

 


Wood species: Western maple
Length: 12 1/4″
Weight: 10.6 ounces
Price:$295.00
Description: Vintage Western curly maple. Light weight and smooth to the touch.

SpectraPly III CF-TR


Wood species: Crossbones SpectraPly
Length: 12 1/2″
Weight: 11.8 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description: Simple black and white laminates give off a calm, serene effect. Nice!

Myrtle CF-TR

 


Wood species: NorthWest myrtle
Length: 12″
Weight: 9.8 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description: Myrtle has two big pluses. It’s light weight, and it’s very smooth to the touch.

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.

Bloodwood CF-TR

Wood species: Bloodwood
Length: 12″
Weight: 12.6 oz
Price: $295.00
Description : Bloodwood is South American wood. It’s very dense and pleasantly aromatic. Although this is solid wood, it’s a three piece glue-up made from the same board.

 

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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