Global Patent Index - EP 0998738 A1

EP 0998738 A1 2000-05-10 - RESONANCE BODY FOR A STRING INSTRUMENT

Title (en)

RESONANCE BODY FOR A STRING INSTRUMENT

Title (de)

KLANGKÖRPER FÜR EIN SAITENINSTRUMENT

Title (fr)

CORPS DE RESONANCE POUR INSTRUMENT A CORDES

Publication

EP 0998738 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99929076 A

Priority

  • DE 9901291 W
  • DE 19819851 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19819851A1] The invention relates to a resonance body for a string instrument, comprising a top grid (6) shaped as a frame on which a soundboard (4) is glued, on which at least a bridge (8) extending almost diagonally and a cast iron frame fitted with a string stretcher are provided, in addition to a bottom grid arranged beneath and connected to the top grid (6). In order to ensure that tuning is preserved as long as possible, even in case of fluctuations in room temperature, the top grid (6) is attached to the bottom grid (16) only in the diagonally opposing connecting areas (18a, 18b) facing the ends of the above-mentioned bridge while the remaining edge areas (12a, 12b) are slightly separated from the bottom grid (16)

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G10C 3/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G10C 3/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G10C 3/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9957708A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT DE GB IT

EPO simple patent family

DE 19819851 A1 19991125; DE 19819851 C2 20000608; AT 234496 T 20030315; EP 0998738 A1 20000510; EP 0998738 B1 20030312; JP 2002513958 A 20020514; US 6239339 B1 20010529; WO 9957708 A1 19991111

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