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)