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Piano Technician & Tool Maker

Crafted by Randy Cassotto

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Which body style would you prefer?
The * denotes our recommendation.

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Linear Ends

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*Flared End                                         

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Rounded End                                  

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Flat End                                            

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Classic Ends

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*Traditional End                                    

Tapered End                                           

Which wood would you prefer?
Woods with a specific gravity higher than .80 can be on the heavier side.

Below are excellent choices for CASSOTTO CLASSIC, CASSOTTO LINEAR, & CASSOTTO HYBRID LEVERs. ©9/1/2022

African Mahogany
African Mahogany

CANNOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY African Mahogany is an exotic wood with a deep reddish brown color. The grain can be straight, but is typically interlocking. Working this wood is generally easy but tearing can occur when planing. It often has a shimmering figure. African Mahogany is popular for furniture, cabinetry, joinery, boat building and veneers. Janka Hardness: 1100lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.53 Cost: $25

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Black Palm
Black Palm

Black Palm is an exotic wood that is hard and dense, with stringy type grain. Somewhat difficult to machine, needs sharp tools, distinctive end grain. Janka Hardness: 2020lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.88 Cost: $25

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Bloodwood
Bloodwood

CANNOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY Bloodwood is an exotic wood that is sometimes referred to as cardinal wood, for its obvious beautiful deep rose color. With age its color does darken, but not significantly so it is a great wood to use in intarsia projects. Janka Hardness: 2900lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.96 Cost: $25

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Bocote
Bocote

Bocote is an exotic wood native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. It features a wide range of grain patterns from straight to wild, with curved lines and swirls. The color ranges from golden brown to tan to golden yellow. It is a hard, heavy, and dense wood, strong and stiff, with a medium texture. Mainly used for custom pool cues, cabinetry, veneer, furniture, inlays, knife handles, and pens. Janka Hardness: 2010lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.73 Cost: $35

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Bolivian Rosewood
Bolivian Rosewood

CANNOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY Bolivian Rosewood is an exotic wood with beautiful, rosewood like wood with black striping on top of a dark brown background. Bolivian Rosewood undergoes a substantial degree of color change as the wood lightens over time and more so in direct sunlight from the darker brown tones to lighter gold/tan tones with a muting the fresh milled color variation. Janka Hardness: 1960lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.84 Cost: $35

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Bubinga
Bubinga

CANNOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY Bubinga is an exotic wood from Central Africa. It is initially pinky-red, but darkens with age. It is popular for tool handles, decorative veneers, turnery, boatbuilding, knife handles, and can be used as an alternative to rosewood. Janka Hardness: 2410lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.88 Cost: $30

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Canarywood
Canarywood

Canarywood is an exotic wood that is yellow to orange in color, typically variegated with light to dark red streaking. It has a medium to high luster. It can be some what variable in density, it is mostly a hard, heavy and strong wood. Works very easily with both hand and power tools and finishes very smoothly. An exceptional exotic wood from South America. Janka Hardness: 1520lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.74 Cost: $20

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Chakte Viga
Chakte Viga

Chakte Viga is a tropical hardwood from Mexico. The heartwood color varies slightly from pale to rich reddish orange. Chakte Viga is sometimes referred to as Paela. The grain is typically straight, but can be interlocking. It is reported to have good tonal qualities and is popular in both instrument building and wood turning. The wood can darken with exposure to light. Janka Hardness: 2250lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.85 Cost: $20

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E. Indian Rosewood
E. Indian Rosewood

CANNOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY East Indian Rosewood is an exotic wood native to the Southern India peninsula, and is prized for its use in custom pool cues, furniture, and cabinetry. The color varies from golden brown to dark purple brown, with a unique striped figure. It is hard and dense, with a coarse texture and good stability. Janka Hardness: 2440lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.76 Cost: $40

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Cocobolo
Cocobolo

CANNOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY Cocobolo is an exotic wood native to Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, and is favored for custom pool cues, fine furniture and cabinetry, inlays, and musical instruments. The wood is very durable and strong, with a fine texture. It is extremely beautiful, ranging in color from dark red to reddish brown, with an irregular grain pattern. Janka Hardness: 2960lbf | Specific Gravity: 1.10 Cost: $90

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Figured Mango
Figured Mango

Mango is an eco-friendly wood native to Hawaii. Similar to Olivewood, Mango trees are often harvested for lumber after they stop bearing fruit. Heartwood is usually golden-brown, but streaks of color can be found such as pink, yellow, and even black. The wood is often figured with curly grain and sometimes contains spalting. Janka Hardness: 1100lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.60 Cost: $20

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Goncalo Alves
Goncalo Alves

Goncalo Alves is native to South America and ranges in color from light to deep reddish-brown. It is very hard and naturally rot resistant. Janka Hardness: 2160lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.86 Cost: $25

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Hard Maple
Hard Maple

The hard maple is the state tree of Wisconsin, Vermont, New York and West Virginia. In the North, during the cold nights and warm days of late winter, the sugar maple is tapped for its sucrose-containing sap, the source of maple syrup. Until the turn of the century, the heels of women's shoes were made from maple. Maple has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days. Janka Hardness: 1450lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.72 Cost: $0

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Granadillo
Granadillo

CANNOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY Granadillo is an exotic wood that is bright red to reddish or purplish brown, with rather distinct stripes. The sapwood is clearly distinct from the heartwood, and is almost white in color. It is hard and superior to Teak and probably Mahogany. The wood is exceptionally heavy. It weighs much more than Hard maple or Teak in the green or seasoned condition. The density of the wood is very high. Janka Hardness: 2700lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.88 Cost: $20

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Katalox
Katalox

Katalox is an exotic wood that is native to Central America. It is far superior in strength to either Teak or Hard maple. Strength qualities in compression parallel to grain are exceptionally high. It is very hard - much harder than White oak, Hard maple, or Teak. The wood is exceptionally heavy. It weighs much more than Hard maple or Teak in the green or seasoned condition. The wood is very dense. Janka Hardness: 3660lbf | Specific Gravity: 1.04 Cost: $25

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Nicaraguan Rosewood
Nicaraguan Rosewood

CANNOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY Nicaraguan Rosewood is also known as Yucatan Rosewood and Panama Rosewood. This species works easily with hand and power tools. It glues and turns well, and can be buffed to a good polish. Nicaraguan Rosewood is reported to have fewer cases of allergic reactions than other rosewoods. Janka Hardness: 1210lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.63 Cost: $35

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Marblewood
Marblewood

Also sometimes know as "Serpentwood", Marblewood has distinctive patterning and can be polished to a high luster. It can be somewhat difficult to work, with interlocking and coarse grain. Janka Hardness: 2532lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.85 Cost: $45

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Padauk
Padauk

Padauk is an exotic wood that is a bright orange or almost crimson wood when freshly cut, but oxidizes to a darker, rich purple-brown over time - although it stays redder than Indian Rosewood. Slightly harder and heavier than Indian Rosewood it is a good wood in all respects - stable, and easy to work with. It often grows in small groups and is reported to be common in dense equatorial rain forests. Janka Hardness: 1970lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.72 Cost: $35

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Redheart
Redheart

Redheart is an exotic wood with dull pink to moderately bright red and fades considerably with long exposure to UV. There is sometimes a purple area at the juncture between the heartwood and the sapwood. Janka Hardness: 1200lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.68 Cost: $40

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Wenge
Wenge

CANNOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY Wenge is an exotic wood with a natural growth range of the species is reported to be the open forests of Zaire, Cameroon, Gabon, the southern regions of Tanzania, and Mozambique. It is also found in the swampy forests of the Congo region. Wenge is reported to be a suitable substitute for Hickory for the production of sporting goods. Janka Hardness: 1930lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.80 Cost: $45

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Spalted Tamarind
Spalted Tamarind

Spalted Tamarind is a beautiful exotic wood often found laying on the forest floor. The rotting effect on Tamarind creates the spalted look that varies from piece to piece. Popular wood for turnery and other fine woodworkings. Janka Hardness: 2318lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.90 Cost: $35

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Walnut
Walnut

Walnut is an all-around popular choice for woodworking. It has a fine texture and works extremely well with hand and power tools. Walnut is prized for use in furniture, cabinets, cutting boards, gunstocks, and a multitude of other projects. Janka Hardness: 1010lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.56 Cost: $0

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White Ash
White Ash

Trees often attain heights of 70 to 80 feet, with trunk diameters of 24 to 36 inches. The grain is described as bold, straight, moderately open with an occasional wavy pattern. Plainsawn boards usually have strong contrast in grain. The narrow sapwood is nearly white in color. While the heartwood is pale brown, grayish brown, light brown, or pale yellow streaked with brown. Janka Hardness: 1320lbf | Specific Gravity: 0.66 Cost: $0

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Ordering

While there is no guarantee our tips and inserts will fit all Reyburn & Fujan levers, we know you'll love them on our Cassotto levers.

Our Levers

Tip Compatibility

Purchasing Options

Tips Only

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ORDER ALL 3 TIPS W/ 1 LEVER & SAVE $75
Custom Classic, Linear, or Hybrid Lever w/ Personalized Logo (if desired)

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11" CASSOTTO LEVER $499 + #1, #2, & #3 PRESTIGE TIPS $465 (BEST VALUE)

$499 + $465 = $964 - $75 = $889

  • choice of 10˚, 12.5˚, or 15˚ head

  • (1) steel black oxide tip insert included

​Add extra steel insert $65  /  Add (2) extra steel inserts $45 each (BEST VALUE)

Add US-Made lever carrying tote $29.50

11" CASSOTTO LEVER $499 + (#1 & #2) or (#1 & #3) or (#2 & #3) PRESTIGE TIPS $310

$499 + $310 = $809 - $75 = $734

  • choice of 10˚, 12.5˚, or 15˚ head

  • (1) steel black oxide tip insert included

​Add extra steel insert $65

Add US-Made lever carrying tote $29.50

11" CASSOTTO LEVER $499 + #1, #2, or #3 PRESTIGE TIP $155

$499 + $155 = $654

  • choice of 10˚, 12.5˚, or 15˚ head

  • (1) steel black oxide tip insert included

​Add extra steel insert $65

Add US-Made lever carrying tote $29.50

12" CASSOTTO LEVER $519 + #1, #2, & #3 PRESTIGE TIPS $465 (BEST VALUE)

$519 + $310 = $984 - $75 = $909

  • choice of 10˚, 12.5˚, or 15˚ head

  • (1) steel black oxide tip insert included

​Add extra steel insert $65  /  Add (2) extra steel inserts $45 each (BEST VALUE)

Add US-Made lever carrying tote $29.50

12" CASSOTTO LEVER $518 + (#1 & #2) or (#1 & #3) or (#2 & #3) PRESTIGE TIPS $310

$519 + $310 = $829 - $75 = $754

  • choice of 10˚, 12.5˚, or 15˚ head

  • (1) steel black oxide tip insert included

​Add extra steel insert $65 

Add US-Made lever carrying tote $29.50

12" CASSOTTO LEVER $519  + #1 or #2 PRESTIGE TIP $155

$519 + $155 = $674

  • choice of 10˚, 12.5˚, or 15˚ head

  • (1) steel black oxide tip insert included

Add US-Made lever carrying tote $29.50

14" CASSOTTO LEVER $549 + #1, #2, & #3 PRESTIGE TIPS $465 (BEST VALUE)

$549 + $465 = $1014 - $75 = $939

  • choice of 10˚, 12.5˚, or 15˚ head

  • (1) steel black oxide tip insert included

​Add extra steel insert $65  /  Add (2) extra steel inserts $45 each (BEST VALUE)

Add US-Made lever carrying tote $29.50

14" CASSOTTO LEVER $549 + (#1 & #2) or (#1 & #3) or (#2 & #3) PRESTIGE TIPS $310

$519 + $310 = $859 - $75 = $784

  • choice of 10˚, 12.5˚, or 15˚ head

  • (1) steel black oxide tip insert included

​Add extra steel insert $65 

Add US-Made lever carrying tote $29.50

14" CASSOTTO LEVER $549  + #1 or #2 PRESTIGE TIP $155

$549 + $155 = $704

  • choice of 10˚, 12.5˚, or 15˚ head

  • (1) steel black oxide tip insert included

Add US-Made lever carrying tote $29.50

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#3, #2, or #1 PRESTIGE TIPS
Fits our CASSOTTO Levers, most Faulk levers, most Fujan levers, most Reyburn Levers, and any head with a 3/8-30 thread.  Want to know for sure?  Send your head & insert(s) to us!  We will check the fit for you for no cost!

Single Tip:  $155 (see compatibility video above)
Two Tips:  $310 - $20 = $290
Three Tips:  $465 - $45 = $420
Order Tips With Any Lever:  Save up to $75

 

 

Order yours today and become one step closer to owning the most advanced lever on the market.

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CASSOTTO LEVERS

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Randy Cassotto, Piano Technician / Tuner & Tool Maker
Carbon Fiber Levers:  cassottolevers@gmail.com
Call or Text:  860-307-2096


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