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Soundboard

 

the part of the body of certain stringed instruments that intensifies and radiates the sound. Sounding boards are usually cut radially from resonant woods like fir and spruce, although in some instruments, like the gidzhak (Central Asian stringed instrument) or banjo, they are made of leather or a bladder. The vibration of the strings is usually conveyed to the soundboard through the bridge of the instrument. Instruments like the violin and guitar have two soundboards, an upper one that has soundholes cut into it for more resonance and a lower one. The soundboard of a piano is a sheet of glued pieces of wood, placed inside the instrument beneath the strings.

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First, the soundboards of these instruments, unlike those of violins, are unvarnished, and therefore have suffered gravely from outside influences such as woodworm, sunlight etc.
The results suggested that the chemically impregnated Kayu Malam wood polymer composite (WPC) and nanocomposite (WPNC) is suitable for making soundboards of violin and guitar instruments to be played longer without losing tone quality.
Vernet [36] also investigated the influence of bracing on the mode shapes and resonant frequencies of the soundboards of guitars using the finite element method but did not use scalloped braces.
It was the most beautiful instrument Skeek had ever seen--and its spruce soundboard had come from a Sealaska forest.
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Before WWII, New York Adirondack spruce was the choice soundboard material.
"Players expect a spruce soundboard; a mahogany neck; an ebony or rosewood bridge." Changes must come from within, and in the end, players will make the decision.
"The measured dimensions of an old piano reflect years of production on the part of a successful builder who wasn't at all confused about his instrument, so I copy the soundboards and hammer action without varying from observed data.
First, in the gap through which the hammers rise to hit the strings, the soundboard has been cut back, suggesting that the positioning or even orientation of the hammers has been altered.
Early soundboards didn't vibrate around their perimeter, where they are glued into the piano.
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Many of the would-be guitars are merely parts, i.e., necks, fretted fingerboards, soundboards, and elements that make up the instrument's body, all at various stages of formation and finishing.