Top view of the SALA system installed in a piano.

Adjustable Lever Action

This Stanwood Adjustable Lever Action (or SALA) allows the pianist to quickly, radically, and securely adjust the dynamic feel and sound of their piano - instantly! 

As part of our ongoing development, Cunningham Piano Company is always seeking out ways to improve the experience that any pianist has at their piano. We are honored to be partnered with David Stanwood to become one of a very few companies able to customize and install a truly adjustable action.

This Stanwood Adjustable Lever Action (or SALA) allows the pianist to quickly, radically, and securely adjust the dynamic feel and sound of their piano - instantly! 

 

 

Piano builders and restoration experts know that changing the leverage point of a piano keyboard can be a powerful tool in producing pianos that feel lighter or heavier to the touch. Changing leverage points requires redesigning and restructuring the entire piano action—a time-consuming and expensive job, which produces another static touch. Lighter or heavier, perhaps, but immutable.

The Stanwood Adjustable Leverage Action changes all that.  Elegant in design, complex in execution, and simple in function, SALA allows the pianist to simultaneously move the entire key leverage point of the keyboard by simply turning two knobs set into the key frame.  These control knobs, one at the bass end and one at the treble end, are revealed by lifting up the key slip.

Pianists have told us that it has transformed their piano and made them feel very differently about the capabilities of their instrument.

To find out more about SALA, please call us at (800) 394-1117 or email us at piano@cunninghampiano.com