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 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. 


Thuya Burl CF-LITE

Wood species: Thuya burl
Length: 12″
Weight: 8.9 ounces
Price: $385.00
Description: Thuya burl comes from Morocco or Algeria. A fragrant wood often used for incense and oils. The burl itself is harvested from the roots of the trees. As you can see, it’s colorful with swirls and eyes.

Masur Birch CF-LITE

Wood: Masur birch
Length: 12 1/2″
Weight: 8.3 ounces
Price: $375.00
Description: Masur birch is found mainly in Finland and Western Russia. The flame-like designs are caused by boring beetles … very artistic ones.

Black Walnut CF-LITE

Wood: Black walnut
Length: 12 1/2″
Weight: 8.0 ounces
Price: $350.00
Description: Highly figured black walnut from Oregon.

Eucalyptus CF-LITE

Wood: Eucalyptus
Length: 12 1/4″
Weight: 10.9 ounces
Price: $375.00
Description: Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia. This wood is very dense and has beautiful swirling grain. The handle is coated with a linseed oil/beeswax finish.

Redheart CF-LITE

Wood: Redheart
Length: 13″
Weight: 9.7 ounces
Price: $350.00
Description: Redheart grows in Central and South America. It has the same density as Western maple. The end ball is larger than usual, about 2.2″ in diameter. It’s finished with Tried and True oil.

Canarywood CF-LITE

Wood: Canarywood
Length: 11 1/2″
Weight: 8.5 ounces
Price: $350.00
Description: Canarywood comes mainly from Brazil. The core wood (as above) is bright with red, orange, and brown colorations. This handle is finished with linseed oil and beeswax making it feel silky smooth.

Andira CF-LITE

Wood: Andira
Length: 12″
Weight: 8.7 ounces
Price: $350.00
Description: Andira is pervasive in Northern South and Central America. The wood is fairly dense and durable.

Bog Oak CF-Lite

Wood specie: Bog oak
Length: 12 1/2″
Weight: 7.9 ounces
Price: SOLD
Description: Another 3000 year old bog oak handle from the bogs of Ukraine.

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