Mason & Hamlin BB Grand – SALE $3,000 OFF
Wood was hi-tech. 100 years ago. Wood expands, contracts, distorts, and is highly inconsistent. This means more maintenance and tuning to compensate for these changes.
To avoid the shortfalls of wood, WNG uses a composite material in its actions. This material is a combination of a Nylon base resin and long fibers to create a material that both remarkably strong and rigid–an ideal material to make piano actions out of.
“I rebuilt two pianos simultaneously. One with wooden parts, and the other with WNG composite parts. The difference is enormous. The one rebuilt with WNG turned out with a much lighter action and the piano gained in power and sustain.”
– Gaetan Perrin, RPT, Trois-Rivieres Conservatory, Quebec, Canada
WNG combines a composite Shank Butt and a Carbon Tube Shank for its hammer shanks. The Shank Butt is made from the standard WNG black composite and the Carbon Tube Shank is a pultrusion made from Carbon Fiber and Epoxy. The resulting part is extraordinarily stiff and does not suffer from the tendency of a wooden shank to bend and whip.
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