Match Document Document Title
9018500 Bracing system for stringed instrument  
A bracing structure for a soundboard for a musical instrument is disclosed, the bracing structure being a unitary sheet structure having a plurality of elongate semi-tubular elements. Each of the...
9000282 Guitar Bracing  
A guitar has improved bracing. Specifically, some embodiments have radial main braces which do not intersect a center of a bridge plate. Some embodiments have radial main braces which are...
8975502 Guitar with body-mounted tuning system  
A very efficient guitar design, light weight and having a body-mounted tuning system to assist with performance is disclosed. The guitar comprises two main components: an acoustic body and a...
8969692 Acoustic string tension compensating method and apparatus  
An apparatus and method are disclosed for compensating for string tension acting upon the body of an acoustic instrument. An acoustic instrument incorporating the string tension compensating...
8957292 Stringed instrument with body including fingertip locating feature and methods of manufacture  
A stringed instrument having a body assembly including a fingertip locating feature is disclosed together with methods of manufacturing the instrument. The instrument body is characterized by a...
8957291 Neck joint construction for stringed musical instrument  
A stringed musical instrument comprises a neck, a body and a neck joint. The neck has a heel comprising at least a wedge. Correspondingly, the body has a heel slot at a neck joint location along...
8907187 Stringed musical instrument with a guitar-banjo combination sound  
A stringed musical instrument with a guitar-banjo combination sound is an apparatus that is designed to be played in the same manner as a typical guitar but is also designed to be more portable...
8871321 Flexible inlay strips and method of manufacturing the same  
A method of fabricating an ornamental purfling strip which has sufficient flexibility to be placed within a curved configuration. The ornamental purfling strips are sufficiently flexible to be...
8772613 Guitar with double carve sound board  
A stringed musical instrument body with a front plate having an integral cavity defined by a tail end inner edge, a neck end inner edge, a bass side inner edge, and a treble side inner edge is...
8766069 Device for facilitating stringing of a musical instrument  
A device for facilitating the stringing of a guitar is provided. More specifically, a device is provided that includes a head portion with at least one member for contacting and maintaining a...
8754312 Necks for string instruments  
A neck for a string instrument is provided with a shape that varies along the length of the neck to facilitate an appropriate hand posture at various longitudinal positions on the neck. The neck...
8754311 Sound chests for harps and methods for manufacturing same  
Sound chests having a sound board connected to a hollow body which includes a bearing structure to which there is connected an outer shell are provided. In such sound chests the bearing structure...
8669458 Stringed instrument with keyboard  
A musical instrument includes a body, a neck attached to the body, a plurality of strings having first ends secured to the body and second ends secured to the neck, and a keyboard secured to the...
8648237 Mandolin with integrated armrest  
A mandolin having an integrated armrest provides a comfortable armrest while still allowing greater flexibility between the top and the sides of the mandolin, resulting in a construction which...
8642858 String instrument having a baseball bat body  
A string musical instrument is provided such as a violin comprising a body in the shape of the baseball bat.
8642860 String music instrument and sound board  
A musical instrument having strings and a soundboard, wherein the soundboard is excited by the strings by a transducer and is associated with differential stiffening mechanism defining at least...
8633364 Structural support for a stringed musical instrument and method of utilizing the same for fabrication of a musical instrument  
A musical instrument includes a top, a rigid front member with first and second seats and defining at least a portion of the front perimeter of the instrument, a back, a rigid rear member with...
8624095 Musical instrument  
A musical instrument has an instrument body with a neck extending from the instrument body and including a finger board thereon and eight strings arranged to provide the sounds of a Violin, Viola...
8618387 Bracing system for stringed instrument  
A bracing structure for a soundboard for a musical instrument is disclosed, the bracing structure being a unitary sheet structure having a plurality of elongate semi-tubular elements. Each of the...
8569602 Stringed musical instruments and related methods  
Improvements in acoustical and stringed musical instruments (e.g., guitars) are disclosed.
8516703 Kerfless and braceless metal musical instruments and method  
A method of manufacturing a musical instrument using relatively thin metal sheet materials is disclosed. A metallic back plate is provided that has a peripheral edge. At least one metallic side...
8450587 Bracing system for stringed instrument  
A bracing structure for a soundboard for a musical instrument is disclosed, the bracing structure being a unitary sheet structure having a plurality of elongate semi-tubular elements. Each of the...
8389835 Sound system in a stringed musical instrument  
A sound system producing characteristic sounds from an acoustic instrument is provided. The sound system may include a stringed musical instrument and an electronic audio subsystem. The stringed...
8378192 Portable guitar with an adjustable bottom leg rest section  
A portable travel guitar that can be readily disassembled to fit into a compact custom guitar case. The top and bottom sections of the guitar body are detached from the main body of the guitar...
8378191 Soundboard bracing structure system for musical stringed instruments  
A bracing structure formed onto the underside soundboard surface of an acoustic musical stringed instrument comprising two bracing bars (1, 2) that are used to support the soundboard and bridge in...
8294010 Stringed musical instrument  
A Stringed Musical Instrument A stringed musical instrument having a body includes a soundboard (602, 202) and a bridge (250) directly or indirectly connected to the soundboard via a frame (216,...
8283552 Docking system for pickups on electric guitars  
A module for removable insertion into a stringed instrument body, the body having a transverse cavity extending from a lateral edge. A first fixation device is attached to the body in the cavity...
8278538 Resonating guitar with resonator conductor  
A guitar comprising a sound box that comprises an upper sound board having a sound hole, a lower sound board, a resonator plate comprising a relatively thin sturdy material exhibiting a...
8273974 Folding mechanism for bolt-on neck stringed instruments  
This invention applies to a bolt-on neck guitar or similar instrument or device. The mechanism of this invention, a multiple section hinge with one end flap attached to the neck and the other end...
8247678 Membranophone tuning system having positionable magnets  
A system for changing the acoustical characteristics of a musical membranophone having a vibrating membrane or a stringed musical instrument having a sound box includes an overlay including...
8217245 Guitar  
A guitar including a sound box having a headward end and a tailward end, the sound box having a back, a sound board, and a side wall spanning between the back and the sound board, the back, the...
8203059 Brace for stringed instruments  
A stringed musical instrument is provided that includes a brace disposed within the hollow chamber of the musical instrument such that the first end of the brace is in contact with the inner side...
8188353 Guitar sound hole guard and methodology of application  
A guitar sound hole guard comprising of a body of a suitable durable material to resist pick impacts and having a lip and at least one flange; the lip further having two side edges; each flange...
8138403 Brace for stringed instrument  
A new and improved body and bridge bracing system for stringed musical instruments includes an bracing system that consists of an upper brace located in the upper body of the instrument's body and...
8138404 Strip inlay products, and methods of making  
Decorative strip inlay products. Strip inlay products are used at the outer edges of stringed instruments, about the sound aperture and inwardly of the edges. Products of the invention are laser...
8119892 Latch for travel guitar with hinged neck  
A folding guitar comprising a guitar body and guitar neck is disclosed. A hinge connects the guitar body to the guitar neck. The hinge is disposed on one side of the guitar body and guitar neck. A...
8119891 Flexible support member for musical instruments, furniture, and objects fabricated from wood and method of manufacturing the same  
A wood support member for attaching a first wood member to a wood side structure defining an interior peripheral edge, the wood support member is attachable to the peripheral edge, comprising a...
8053053 Flexible shell inlay strips and method of manufacturing the same  
A shell purfling strip has sufficient flexibility to be placed within a curved configuration. The purfling strips are sufficiently flexible to be placed, as a single unit, in curved channels which...
RE42769 Guitar body reinforcement  
A support for a body of a stringed instrument includes a brace structure having a plurality of legs radially disposed about a central body. The brace structure has a substantially flat first...
8008558 Focused input stringed instrument  
The invention is a stringed instrument having string vibrations transmitted through a bridge directly to an interaction region of a soundboard, to the exclusion of vibrations via other paths.
RE42630 Guitar body reinforcement  
A support for a body of a stringed instrument includes a brace structure having a plurality of legs radially disposed about a central body. The brace structure has a substantially flat first...
7977555 Method of modifying the frequency response of a wooden article  
Disclosed is a method for modifying the frequency response of a wooden article by exciting the article with acoustic energy. Frequency response is the measure of a system's spectrum response at...
7943838 Saddle for stringed instruments  
A saddle for a stringed instrument comprising an elongate member having a string support surface and a base that abuts the stringed instrument. The elongate member has at least one internal cavity...
7939735 Stringed musical instrument  
The present subject matter relates to novel soundboard apparatus for stringed musical instruments. Specifically, the present subject matter teaches an apparatus capable of enhanced phonetic...
7932448 Keyway neck joint for a stringed instrument  
A method of improving the mechanical connection between a stringed instrument's neck and body by incorporating an interlocking jigsaw shaped mortise and tenon joint. The mortise is machined into...
7915505 Musical instrument  
A musical instrument is provided. The instrument is light weight and portable. The instrument includes electrical pickup capabilities but also has the feel of an acoustic instrument. The...
7893330 Stringed instrument construction  
An ergonomic guitar wherein the plane of the strings is shifted toward the player as a result of its overall construction. It includes a guitar body having a center spine region in the form of an...
7847169 Stringed instrument  
A guitar includes a brace bar having a longitudinal horizontal coupling portion arranged so as to be parallel along a top plate inner surface of the top plate, a pair of connecting legs bent from...
7842867 Internally-mounted soundhole interfacing device  
Disclosed is a device for improving the tonal characteristics of a stringed instrument. This has been accomplished using a device that interfaces acoustically with the soundhole. The device...
7816592 Stringed instrument string action adjustment  
A stringed musical instrument comprises: a headstock with tuners; a neck having a fingerboard, and a neck extension; a body having a top, a back, a longitudinal recess in the back for receipt of...