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

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Sat Mar 3 16:53:54 MST 2012


I did a seven foot Kawai the summer before last for a piano teacher.  I used Abel Wally naturals pre hung on shanks and flanges they matched.  Easiest job I've ever done.  The hammers right out of the box were perfectly voiced, just had to mate them.


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Anderson <andrew at andersonmusic.com>
To: caut <caut at ptg.org>
Sent: Fri, Mar 2, 2012 8:52 am
Subject: Re: [CAUT] Kawai KG-2C hammer shank-flange options

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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