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: $325.00
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″. Itoshin tip.

Andira CF-TR

Wood specie: Andira
Length: 11 3/4″
Weight: 12.3 oz
Price: #325.00
Description: The handle is heavy andira from Central America. It is a coarse grain wood, but the grain is completely filled in with poly finish. The ball is 2 1/4″ in diameter. Itoshin tip.

Thin Win  CF-TR


Wood specie:Thin Win
Length: 12 1/2″
Weight: 14.2oz
Price: $325.00
Description: There’s nothing ”thin” about thin win. This is a very heavy, dense wood from Southeast Asia. It resembles wenge in grain and texture, but it finishes very smoothly. If you need some extra heft, this is the one. Itoshin tip.

Bog Oak CF-TR


Wood specie: Bog Oak
Length: 12″
Weight: 10.9 oz
Price: SOLD
Description: An extraordinary wood! The black color is real, no dyes! Dated at 3000 to 6000 years old, bog oak occurs when an ancient oak tree falls by a stream as the result of erosion. The tree settles into the silt and is virtually preserved in the airtight mud. The coloring comes from minerals that wick into the wood over the millennia. I was lucky to find this rare wood. It’s so black that the photo just doesn’t do it justice. THERE ARE MORE OF THESE IN THE MAKING AS SOON AS THE NEW BLOCKS REACH OPTIMUM MOISTURE LEVEL.

Western Maple CF-TR

Wood species: Western maple
Length: 11 3/4″
Weight: 10.9 oz
Price:$325.00
Description: This was part of a billet with deep reds and green coloring. Itoshin tip.

SpectraPly CF-TR

 

Wood species: Confetti SpectraPly
Length: 12″
Weight: 11.8 oz
Price: $325.00
Description: SpectraPly is a composite made up of dyed birch laminates. Quite colorful! You’ll never loose this in your tuning kit. SpectraPly has one other big advantage: stability, no checks, no splits. Itoshin tip.

Walnut CF-TR-X

Wood species: Walnut
Length: 13 1/2″
Weight: 12.3 oz
Price: $335.00
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. Itoshin tip.

SpectraPly II  CF-TR

Wood species: Safari SpectraPly
Length: 12.5″
Weight: 11.5 ounces
Price: $325.00
Description: Please read the comments on the SpectraPly #1 on the page. Beautiful colors! The enlarged ball shape on the end is very comfortable in your hand. Itoshin tip.

Purpleheart  CF-TR

           

Wood species: Purpleheart
Length: 11 1/2″
Weight: 12.4 ounces
Price:$325.00
Description: Well aged purpleheart, over 25 years. The wood is solid, but it’s a three piece ‘glue up’ made from a single plank. Starting with this tuning hammer, I will be including an Itoshin tip with every  unit. These tips have been so popular that it just makes sense to upgrade all subsequent levers with them.

Sapele CF-TR


Wood species: Sapele
Length: 11 1/4″
Weight: 10.7 ounces
Price: $325.00
Description: Sapele is a South American specie. A dense wood with rich brown grain. This lever includes an Itoshin tip. A rather short tuning hammer for those who prefer a reduced length.

Myrtle CF-TR


Wood species: NorthWest myrtle
Length: 12″
Weight: 9.8 ounces
Price: $325.00
Description: Myrtle has two big pluses. It’s light weight, and it’s very smooth to the touch. Itoshin tip.

Bloodwood CF-TR

Wood species: Bloodwood
Length: 12″
Weight: 12.6 oz
Price: $325.00
Description : Bloodwood is South American wood. It’s very dense and pleasantly aromatic. Although this is solid wood, it’s a three piece glue-up made from the same board. Itoshin tip.

 

Brownheart CF-TR

Length: 12″
Weight: 12.9 oz.
Price: $325.00
Description: Brownheart is a South American wood. Very dense and heavy. Lots of figure and contrasts. Itoshin tip.

Brownheart CF-TR

Length: 12 14″
Weight: 12.5 ounces
Price: $325.00
Description: A companion brownheart handle made from the same block as the one above. It has extra length for more leverage. It also has an Itoshin tip.

Redheart, Padauk, Zebrawood, Cherry CF-TR

Length: 11 1/2″
Weight: 10.8 ounces
Price: $325.00
Description: Another colorful multi-lam glue-up featuring red heart, padauk, , zebrawood, and cherry. Note the distinctive design in the zebra layer. With Itoshin tip.

Oak, Padauk, Zebrawood, and Cherry CF-TR

Length: 12″
Weight: 11.9 ounces
Price: $325.00
Description: A nice chunky multi-lam with a 2 1/4″ diameter ball. With Itoshin tip.

Cherry, Red heart, Zebrawood CF-TR

Length: 12″
Weight: 11.1 ounces
Price: $325.00
Description: A teardrop shaped knob on the end. The redheart laminates are a cherry red color. Itoshin tip.

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