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US1010240A
US1010240A US1911625992A US1010240A US 1010240 A US1010240 A US 1010240A US 1911625992 A US1911625992 A US 1911625992A US 1010240 A US1010240 A US 1010240A
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A. DEGULIO.

GUITAR.

APPLICATION IILEI) In 9, 1911.

Patented Nov. 28, 1911.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

ANGELO DEGULIO, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

GUITAR.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ANGELO DEGULIO, a

citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of the Bronx, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Guitar, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates generally to stringed musical instruments and more particularly it involves an improved construction of body of a guitar.

The object of my invention is to provide a stringed instrument with an improved form of sounding board whereby the volume of sound emitted by such instrument is increased and the tone thereof is much improved.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which like characters of reference denote corresponding parts in all the views, and in which Figure 1 is a plan view of a guitar embodying my invention; Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view thereof; Fig. 3 is a sectional view thereof on the line 33 of Fig. 2.

My improved guitar is provided with a sounding board 1 positioned within the body 2, this sounding board being suitably maintained in position by longitudlnally and transversely extending supporting members 3, 1. The top side of the body 2 is provided with the usual opening 5 over which the strings 6, pass, each of the strings being se cured to the pegs 7 carried by the body. The sounding board 1 is provided with an opening 8 which registers with the opening 5 in the body, as shown particularly in Fig. 1. The body 2 is further provided with an opening 9 adjacent the pegs 7 this opening being adapted to permit the bridge 10 to pass therethrough, the bridge being supported on the sounding board 1; the strings 6 are suitably positioned 011 the top of the bridge 10 in the well-known manner.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed May 9, 1911.

Patented Nov. 28, 1911.

Serial No. 625,992.

Referring particularly to Fig. 1 it will be seen that the bridge is supported entirely by the sounding board 1, being out of contact with the top of the body 2, this construction affording an increase in volume and an improvement in the tone of the sounds emitted by the instrument, since thefree vibration of the sounding board is not interfered with in any Way by the hands when playing; the vibration of the strings is transmitted directly to the sounding board and none of the energy of the vibration is dissipated through contact with the body member 2 since the bridge rests directly on the sounding board.

WVhile I have shown this improved sound- .ing board in connection with a guitar it is obvious that it may also be applied to any other instrument, such as a mandolin, or violin, without departing from the spirit of my invention.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent A musical instrument of the stringed type, comprising a body, a sounding board within the body, suitable means engaging the sounding board and the body for maintaining the board in position, a bridge carried by and secured to the sounding board, a plurality of openings in the body, the upper portion of the bridge projecting through one of the said openings and being adapted to support the strings of the instrument, and an opening in the sounding board which opening is under and registers with the other opening in the body.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

ANGELO DEGULIO.

Witnesses:

ANGELO E. PADULA, LEWIS L. Ln VAIRE.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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US4253371A (en) * 1979-09-10 1981-03-03 Guice Ronald H Carrier/saddle structure for stringed musical instruments
US4793233A (en) * 1987-11-06 1988-12-27 Olthoff Kenneth G Mechanism for changing bridge support between alternate modes in stringed musical instruments
US5542330A (en) * 1992-01-14 1996-08-06 Borisoff; David J. Multi-tuner bridge for stringed musical instruments
US5549027A (en) * 1994-01-10 1996-08-27 Steinberger; Richard N. Stringed acoustic musical instrument
US5883317A (en) * 1997-08-15 1999-03-16 Kornprobst; Bernard P. Double-back acoustic booster for stringed instruments
US6265648B1 (en) 1999-05-17 2001-07-24 Richard Ned Steinberger Stringed musical instrument
US20030145712A1 (en) * 2002-01-11 2003-08-07 Steinberger R. Ned Stringed musical instrument
US20060150797A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-13 Gaffga Christopher M Stringed musical instrument with multiple bridge-soundboard units
US20080190263A1 (en) * 2007-02-13 2008-08-14 Darren Drew Sound board support system
US20080250910A1 (en) * 2007-04-16 2008-10-16 Horace Greely Thornhill Machine for making music
WO2009106892A2 (en) * 2008-02-28 2009-09-03 Michael Gillett A stringed musical instrument
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4253371A (en) * 1979-09-10 1981-03-03 Guice Ronald H Carrier/saddle structure for stringed musical instruments
US4793233A (en) * 1987-11-06 1988-12-27 Olthoff Kenneth G Mechanism for changing bridge support between alternate modes in stringed musical instruments
US5542330A (en) * 1992-01-14 1996-08-06 Borisoff; David J. Multi-tuner bridge for stringed musical instruments
US5549027A (en) * 1994-01-10 1996-08-27 Steinberger; Richard N. Stringed acoustic musical instrument
US5679910A (en) * 1994-01-10 1997-10-21 Steinberger; Richard Ned Adjustable neck for stringed musical instrument
US5883317A (en) * 1997-08-15 1999-03-16 Kornprobst; Bernard P. Double-back acoustic booster for stringed instruments
US6265648B1 (en) 1999-05-17 2001-07-24 Richard Ned Steinberger Stringed musical instrument
US20030145712A1 (en) * 2002-01-11 2003-08-07 Steinberger R. Ned Stringed musical instrument
US6831218B2 (en) 2002-01-11 2004-12-14 R. Ned Steinberger Stringed musical instrument
US20060150797A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-13 Gaffga Christopher M Stringed musical instrument with multiple bridge-soundboard units
US7288706B2 (en) * 2004-12-30 2007-10-30 Christopher Moore Gaffga Stringed musical instrument with multiple bridge-soundboard units
US20080190263A1 (en) * 2007-02-13 2008-08-14 Darren Drew Sound board support system
US20080250910A1 (en) * 2007-04-16 2008-10-16 Horace Greely Thornhill Machine for making music
US7754951B2 (en) * 2007-04-16 2010-07-13 Horace Greely Thornhill String instrument having a rear chamber with a flanged sound projection vent
WO2009106892A2 (en) * 2008-02-28 2009-09-03 Michael Gillett A stringed musical instrument
WO2009106892A3 (en) * 2008-02-28 2010-11-04 Michael Gillett A stringed musical instrument
GB2470529A (en) * 2008-02-28 2010-11-24 Michael D Gillett A stringed musical instrument
US20110005366A1 (en) * 2008-02-28 2011-01-13 Michael Gillett Stringed musical instrument
GB2470529B (en) * 2008-02-28 2012-01-04 Michael D Gillett A stringed musical instrument
US8294010B2 (en) 2008-02-28 2012-10-23 Michael Gillett Stringed musical instrument
US20120285315A1 (en) * 2010-01-18 2012-11-15 Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique String music instrument and sound board
US8642860B2 (en) * 2010-01-18 2014-02-04 Universite Pierre Et Marie Curie (Paris 6) String music instrument and sound board

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