Piano Hammers

Piano Hammers

Piano hammers are made from compressed wool stapled to a piece of wood, usually maple but sometimes mahogany or walnut. The hammer, which is glued to the top of the hammer shank, strikes the string to produce a sound. Like any felt component, the hammers wear out after time and playing and require

Original hammers in need of replacing.

Removing grand hammers from a Steinway action in preparation of installing new Steinway hammers.

New set of Steinway hammers before installation.

New hammers installed (Knabe action)

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