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York’s tweezers, soundboard steel, hammer stem saw etc.

York’s wood saw used to trim hammer stems and pedal rods.


A string of keys from the piano tuning supply house.

From Left to Right–Yellow dust cloth;Wurlitzer Duraphonic Radial soundboard; Soundboard Steel to mount a dust cloth for cleaning under the strings.

York’s grandpa, a piano tuner, would make his soundboard cleaner out of a stick of bamboo, before the appearance of soundboard steel. He’d  lay it on the floor, accidentally step on it, then he’d cuss like a sailor.

York’s tweezers used to extract baby mice from upright pianos.

York holds a hammer stem.

York is tuning a Kawai grand piano with his Yamaha Stroboscope. Shortly before, he dove under this very instrument looking for money.