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: Royal Camo SpectraPly
Length: 12″
Weight: 11.6 oz
Price: $295.00
Description: SpectraPly is a birch composite made with dyed veneers. These distinctive red, black, and natural colors are especially popular. The ball on the end of the handle is larger than normal with a diameter of
2 3/8″.

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.

Afzelia CF-TR


Wood specie: Afzelia
Length: 12″
Weight: 11.7 oz
Price: $295.00
Description: I made this from an afzelia block that has to be at least 20 years old. It comes from Laos. This particular handle has lots of the dark sap shading combined with the unusual swirling grain pattern.

 

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.

Zebrawood CF-TR

 

Wood species: Zebrawood
Length: 11 3/8″
Weight: 10.2 oz
Price: $295
Description: Vintage zebrano wood. This is a shorter lever for those who prefer a compact length.

Maple, bubinga, purpleheart, and white oak CF-TR-X

Wood species: Maple, purpleheart, bubinga, and white oak
Length: 12″
Weight: 11.2 oz
Price: $295.00
Description: Another glue-up of universal woods from all around the world. Beautiful!

Redheart  CF-TR

 

Wood species: Redheart
Length: 12″
Weight: 10.5 ounces
Price: $295.00
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: $295.00
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: 12 1/4″
Weight: 10.7 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description: A multi-colored Western maple handle shaped to resemble a modified Mackintosh handle.

 

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: $295.00
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: $295.00
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.

Walnut, cherry, oak, padauk, bubinga CF-TR

Length: 12″
Weight: 11.4 ounces
Price: $295.00
Description : Thanks to Rockler, I have a unique supply of thin woods that can be glued up to make these unique handles.

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