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.”
CF-TR and CF-3 Tuning Hammers
The CF-TR and CF-3 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 yr tool kit. You’ll be back to work in seconds! This design of the CF-TR features a tuning shaft that has an outer tube of titanium with an inner tube of carbon fiber for added strength and stiffness. The CF-3 has an ultra high modulus carbon fiber tune, 3/4″ width. 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. From this point on, all my tuning hammers will be equipped with Itoshin tips.
Bog Oak CF-LITE #1
Wood species: Bog oak Length: 12″ Weight: 8.0 ounces Price: $365.00 Description: Bog oak is reputed to be 2000 to 3000 years old. In prehistoric times, this oak tree fell into a river as a result of land erosion. Buried in the air tight silt, the wood is preserved. This particular handle comes from Ukraine. In order to keep the quality and look of oak, I decided to do an open grain finish instead of encasing the wood completely.
Western walnut CF-LITE
Wood: Western walnut Length: 12 1/2″ Weight: 8.1 ounces Price: $340.00 Description: A colorful walnut with a bit of burl on the knob.
Bog Oak #2 CF-LITE
Wood: Bog oak Length: 11 1/4″ Weight: 7.6 ounces Price: $365.00 Description: This is a shorter version of the bog oak lever above. 2000 year old preserved wood from the rivers of Ukraine. And, again, an open grain finish to preserve the character of the wood.
Wood: Andira Length: 12″ Weight: 10.7 ounces Price: $357.00 Description: Andira is also known as partridgewood. Found mostly in South America. The jagged grain is a characteristic feature of these woods.
Shagbark Hickory CF-LITE
Wood: Shagbark hickory (dyed red) Length: 11 1/2″ Weight: 7.7 ounces Price: $340.00 Description: Shagbark is a more ornate cousin of Southern hickory. I dyed the wood to bring out the intricate grain.
Curly Western Maple CF-LITE #2
Wood: Western culy maple Length: 12″ Weight: 7.0 ounces Price:SOLD Description: This is the other half of the above maple blank. Again, very light and lots of colorful figurations.
Wood: African bubinga Length: 12″ Weight: 8.8 ounces Price: SOLD Description: Bubinga is also known as African rosewood.
Bog Oak CF-Lite
Wood specie: Bog oak Length: 12 1/2″ Weight: 7.9 ounces Price: $365.00 Description: Another 3000 year old bog oak handle from the bogs of Ukraine.
Wood specie: Western maple and amboyna burl Length: 12 1/4″ Weight: 8.7 ounces Price: SOLD Description: A combination of two very distinct woods. The amboyna burl knob was a cutoff from another project. This burl is so rare and expensive that I couldn’t waste it.
Wood specie: Bihlwara
Length: 12 1/4″ Weight: 8.3 ounces Price: $340.00 Description: Bihlwara comes from SE Asia. It’s used frequently for flooring due to its rot resistance.