[CAUT] Kawai KG-2C hammer shank-flange options

Andrew Anderson andrew at andersonmusic.com
Fri Mar 2 06:29:01 MST 2012

What hammer did you choose?

Andrew Anderson
On Mar 1, 2012, at 8:38 PM, James Schmitt wrote:

> Andrew,  I had a Kawai in a teaching studio that was the same vintage and I did a very careful job of custom fitting a soft hammer on new shanks and flanges.  I was very happy with the way the job turned out and that was four years ago.  I would do it again if needed.
> James Schmitt
> On Mar 1, 2012, at 2:46 PM, Andrew Anderson wrote:
>> The subject is in the studio of a piano professor and has had its hammers reshaped a few times, and its knucles are the flattest I've ever seen.
>> I called Kawai in the hopes they would sell a pre-hung set.  No dice.  Are original hammers and parts desireable here are is there a hammer you prefer for the job?  In this case the piano is in a high ceiling studio with hard walls and floors and I was called in because it was too bright.  More than 1/2" of flat on top the hammers definately didn't help...
>> What hammers would you suggest sampling for the customer?
>> Andrew Anderson,
>> Artisan Piano

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