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 your 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.
NW Black Walnut CF-TR
Wood specie: Northwest black walnut Length: 11 3/4″ Weight: 10.7 oz Price: SOLD Description: A highly figured black walnut from Oregon. Lots of contrasting black, brown, and red coloration.
Wood species: Montouchi Length: 12″ Weight: 11.6 ounces Price: $357.00 Description: Montouchi is found in Central America. It’s a medium density wood much like Brazilian cherry. Montouchi wood color varies from pink, red, or dark brown. My camera rather washed out the real color of this one. It’s more a red/brown color.
Wood species: Shedua Length: 12″ Weight: 12.3 ounces Price: SOLD Description: Shedua comes west Africa. It resembles walnut, but the wood is denser and there’s lot of red in the grain.
Wood: Ziricote Length: 12 3/8″ Weight: 10.4 ounces Price: SOLD Description: Ziricote comes from Central America. The black grains are swirly. Quite a beautiful specie.
SpectraPly “Applejack” CF-TR
Wood: SpectraPly “Applejack” Length: 12″ Weight: 11.2 ounces Price: SOLD Description: A striking combination of colors. Looks like a race car.
Gold Narra CF-TR
Wood: Gold narra Length: 12 1/4″ Weight: 11.4 ounces Price: $357.00 Description: Gold narra comes from Southeast Asia. A rather open grained wood much like padauk. So I applied around 25 coats of finish to get the surface a smooth texture. To accentuate the grain, I filled the wood with black epoxy and then sanded it. Nice looking!
Wood: Brownheart Length: 12″ Weight: 12.4 ounces Price: SOLD Description: Brownheart grows mostly in Brazil. The wood is dense, and the color is a dark tan with black grains. The grain figuration is very much like bocote.
Wood: Zebrawood Length: 12″ Weight: 10.4 ounces Price:SOLD Description: Zebrawood is an African specie. It’s noted for its gold sapwood with dark brown swirls.
Wood: Montouchi Length: 12″ Weight: 11.7 oz Price: $357.00 Description: Montouchi is a South American wood. The sapwood is off-white, but the core wood varies from a copper color to a dark maroon. Many samples of the wood feature those contrasting colors.