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9006547 Acoustic stringed instrument bridge truss  
The present invention is a bridge truss that alleviates tensile and compressive stresses applied to an acoustic stringed instruments soundboard from the bridge. These tensile and compressive...
9000283 Nitride sustain  
A guitar slide or other musical instrument string-contacting component has a core that consists essentially of a metal composition which is susceptible to the formation of nitrides and carbides of...
8940986 Tremolo and bridge device for stringed instruments  
A tremolo device for a stringed instrument is described in which a base plate is configured for surface mounting to a body of the instrument. A pivot plate is pivotally coupled to the base plate...
8921675 Adjustable bridge for stringed musical instrument  
An adjustable bridge for a stringed instrument has a saddle housing defining a plurality of saddle slots and a saddle disposed within each saddle slot. Each saddle is axially adjustable within a...
8859867 String tension support structure  
A neck (3) of an electric guitar (1) comprises a first wooden neck member (31), and a second metal neck member (33). The second neck member (33) is disposed in a state in which strings (10) span...
8816177 Bridge for string instrument, saddle for string instrument, and string instrument therewith  
A bridge for a string instrument, which has a simple structure and is easily processed, is provided, whereby the material cost of the saddle is decreased and superior vibrancy of sound is...
8759650 Banjo bridge base plate  
The present invention is directed to a banjo bridge base plate, constructed of natural wood in a simple rectangle shaped form, or an irregular or fancy decorative shaped form, or constructed from...
8748718 Adjustable saddle  
An adjustable saddle for a musical instrument having a base with a plurality of depressions. The depressions receive a plurality of support guides that are releasably and slidably connected to the...
8748717 Guitar accessories  
A string-doubling apparatus and a face-mounted whammy bar system for stringed instruments are disclosed. A string-doubling apparatus may include a bridge portion and a nut assembly, both with...
8648238 String instrument  
A stringed musical instrument is disclosed for preferentially adjusting sound harmonics. The stringed musical instrument includes a body having a soundboard with a soundhole formed through the...
8536431 Tremolo  
A fulcrum tremolo includes intonation modules for fine tuning or macro tuning, an unitary component forming a base plate and an adaptor plate. An improved bearing arrangement features integrated...
8525008 Stringed instrument string action adjustment  
A stringed musical instrument comprises of a headstock with tuners, a neck having a fretboard, a body having a top and back, a saddle with a bridge secured to the body and one or more strings...
8389836 Bridge element for musical stringed instruments  
A stringed instrument, for example an electric guitar, is arranged to produce a tremolo effect by providing the tailpiece with a number of saddles corresponding to the number of strings, each...
8344231 Guitar pitch stability system with saddle clamps  
This invention improves guitar pitch stability and requires no modifications to a guitar or any of its parts. It is a low profile design which pertains in particular to Fender Stratocasters or any...
8263851 Transducer saddle for stringed instrument  
A saddle for a multi-stringed instrument efficiently couples to transducer elements, vibrations from plucked musical instruments strings includes a unitary saddle body and a top surface that...
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...
8163987 Vibrato string retainer bracket  
The present invention provides a bracket, which can be easily installed to a vibrato device having a string bar with projecting string pins. The bracket facilitates re-stringing the strings...
8110729 Pyrolytic carbon components for stringed instruments  
Pyrocarbon components have been found to create richer, clearer sound when employed as bridges (19), saddles (1), nuts (2), frets (3), tuning heads (4), pegs (9) and other components which contact...
8076559 Intonation cantilever  
An aspect of the system relates to an intonation control mechanism for controlling, for example, the pitch of a plucked or vibrated string of a stringed instrument through a string contact point...
8017844 Tremolo mechanism for a stringed musical instrument with pivoting string anchor  
A tremolo mechanism having a novel roller mounted beneath a tensioned string of a stringed musical instrument is described. During oscillatory movement, the tensioned string exerts both a static...
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...
7868235 Bridge system for improved acoustic coupling in stringed instruments  
A bridge system for connection to the instrument body of a stringed instrument, the bridge system including at least one bridge piece configured to contact at least one string of the stringed...
7847170 Anchor for musical instrument strings  
A string anchor useful for anchoring a guitar string to a guitar bridge. The string anchor body has a body slot extending along the body side to the through hole. The body is adapted to receive...
7838752 Guitar bridge with a sustain block and Tune-O-Matic saddles  
A guitar bridge includes bridge plate having a slot-shaped aperture formed therein. A saddle holder attached to an upper surface of said bridge plate supports a post-shaped saddle. A sustain block...
7759567 Single vertex damped cable tailpiece for bowed string instruments  
One aspect of the present patent application is a musical instrument comprising a body, a bridge, a plurality of strings, a plurality of separate cables, a single cable, and a saddle. The...
7705225 Locking nut for guitar  
A bridge assembly for a guitar having a bridge plate connected to an anchor plate by a single, horizontally positioned flat spring. The bridge plate has an opening that receives a portion of a...
7638697 Apparatus for coupling strings to the body of a stringed instrument and related methods  
An apparatus and method are provided for coupling strings to the body of a musical instrument and adjusting such strings. In one embodiment, a base is provided and one or more adjustment...
7563968 Bridge system for improved acoustic coupling in stringed instruments  
A bridge system for connection to the instrument body of a stringed instrument, the bridge system including at least one bridge piece configured to contact at least one string of the stringed...
7557282 Hardtail converter block for a tremolo equipped guitar  
A converter block for a Stratocaster.®. style tremolo system that effectively changes it to a hardtail configuration. Players who do not use the tremolo can benefit from the ease and stability in...
7554022 Stringed instrument bridge  
A bridge for an acoustic guitar including a body and a neck extending outward from the body. The bridge includes a base fixed to the body, and a saddle support for supporting a saddle. The saddle...
7554023 String mounting system  
A string mounting system for a stringed musical instrument (10), comprising a helical tension spring (22a-f) connected in series with each string (14a-f), each string (14a-f) being collinear with...
7544873 Modified tremolo device for stringed musical instrument  
A difference between the prior art and the present invention is that the applicant has added two stop screws. The two stop screws are positioned in a track adjuster and extend through the...
7534945 String instrument  
A stringed musical instrument, such as a guitar, whereby the lower end of the strings are anchored to the soundboard itself with one or more of the string anchors being positioned past the bridge....
7534946 Planetary string winder tool for musical instrument  
A musical instrument string winder designed for faster tightening or loosening of a guitar key or similar that utilizes a planetary gear drive includes a handle housing with a protruding key...
7488878 String saddle for a guitar  
A guitar bridge including a bridge plate attached to a guitar body and a sustain block attached to the bridge plate is provided. The sustain block is positioned within a cavity of the guitar body....
7459617 Locking bridge  
Included herein is an instrument component for mounting to the body of an instrument having strings, for example a guitar. The instrument component comprises a plurality of attachment devices, an...
7459618 Locking tailpiece  
Included herein is an instrument component for mounting to the body of an instrument having strings, for example a guitar. The instrument component comprises a plurality of attachment devices, an...
7365255 Optimally coupled string instrument bridge  
An optimally coupled stringed musical instrument bridge having an individual bridge assembly supporting and retaining each string. Each assembly comprises an action (height) and intonation...
7358428 Dual saddle bridge  
A stringed musical instrument has a body coupled to a single neck, multiple registers of strings, and a bridge that provides for at least one of acoustic and electronic separation of the multiple...
7351895 Stringed musical instrument bridge and zero fret with easily adjustable intonation mechanics for acoustic instruments  
An improved stringed instrument bridge and zero fret with easily adjustable intonation mechanics for stringed instrument with a plural of saddle bodies, a wire holder tightly affixed to the saddle...
7329808 String bending device for stringed musical instruments  
A string bending device for stringed instruments and methods of use are claimed. The novel device permits the user to tension a string to change the pitch and tone by means of a tension arm and...
7326839 Stringed instrument bridge and stringed instrument  
A stringed instrument bridge arrangeable on a body of a bass guitar. The bridge includes a plurality of saddle units, each corresponding to a string. Each saddle unit includes a base plate, a unit...
7309824 Machine for changing the key of a stringed musical instrument  
The present invention relates to a machine for changing the key of a stringed musical instrument. The machine includes a mounting base, a structure for securing the mounting base to the stringed...
7301085 Stringed musical instrument having harmonic bridge  
A stringed musical instrument is provided with a plate or soundboard that is curved to define a crest parallel to the strings. If the instrument is a closedbox instrument, another plate opposing...
7301086 Tailpiece of a stringed musical instrument  
A tailpiece of, for instance, an electric guitar including a bridge main body attached to the guitar main body by two protruding stud screws so as to be moved and adjusted in the direction of the...
7285714 Pickup for digital guitar  
A reluctance pickup for a guitar including a pair of magnetic pole pieces disposed within wire coils. The coils are oppositely wound and wired in series. Each pole piece has an elongated magnetic...
7279626 Suspension device for strings on a stringed instrument  
The invention relates to an suspension apparatus for mounting a string on a stringed instrument. The apparatus has a base plate secured to the instrument, a shuttle slidably attached to the base...
7268291 Stringed instrument  
A string instrument, such as a guitar, includes a sound box with saddle, a neck with tuning pegs and strings extended under tension between the saddle and the tuning pegs, providing a bridge of...
7235729 String securing apparatus for string instrument  
The string securing apparatus for string instrument of this invention arranges a plurality of saddle-attaching members on the top face of a bridge base in correspondence with strings, and secures...
7183475 Stringed instrument with adjustable string tension control  
A tension adjustment mechanism for a stringed musical instrument suitable for use on a tailpiece assembly comprises a pivoting member (such as a string receptor), an adjustable stop, and a lever...

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