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″.

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.

East Indian Rosewood CF-TR


Wood specie:East Indian Rosewood
Length: 11″
Weight: 9.8 oz
Price: $295.00
Description: Indian rosewood is less heavy and less dense as compared to South American rosewoods. The wood is a dark brown with prominent grain figure.  If you prefer a shorter length tuning hammer, this one’s for you.

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: $295
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.

Redheart  CF-TR

 

Wood species: Redheart
Length: 12″
Weight: 10.5 ounces
Price: SOLD
Description: Redheart is a Central American wood. The density is close to that of Western maple (.54 specific gravity). This is another modified Calabash handle, but the ball end is slightly smaller than normal.

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Purpleheart CF-TR

 

Length: 12″
Weight: 12.2 ounces
Price:SOLD
Description: Purpleheart is found in Mexico and South America. This handle is a highly figured, well aged unit. Actually it was part of a large board that I glued up into a three piece square. It’s so uniform that you won’t even see the glue lines.

 

Western Maple CF-TR

 

Length: 11 3/4″
Weight: 10.3 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description: This piece of Western maple just lent itself to this shape … a long narrow turning square with a fantastic sap pattern on the end. It looks more like the traditional cigar shaped tuning lever.

Sapele CF-TR

 

Length: 11 5/8″
Weight: 10.9 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description: Sapele is an African wood. It has the same density as hard maple and an ornate figure.

Redheart CF-TR

 

Length: 12″
Weight: 10.7 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description: Redheart is a medium density wood from Central America. It has a dark red color, and it’s very smooth to the touch.

 

Satinwood CF-TRX

Length: 13 1/2″
Weight: 11.9 ounces
Price: SOLD
Description: The CF-TRX is an extended length tuning lever reinforced with a sleeve of carbon fiber in the handle core. The extra length gives you surprising control over tuning pins; and, of course, maximal leverage.

 

Teak CF-TR

Length: 11 3/4″
Weight: 10.1 oz
Price: SOLD
Description : Teak is used frequently for decking due to its resistance to wood rot. This handle will darken with age and sun exposure.

 

Blue Mahoe CF-TR

Length: 11 7/8″
Weight: 10.1 oz
Price: SOLD
Description: Blue mahoe (pronounced Mah-Ho) is the national tree of Jamaica. The color is more of a greenish blue. It’s light and smooth to the touch.

 

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