ABSTRACT

All existing acoustic string instruments are essentially vibro-acoustic systems that transmit the vibrational energy of strings to a resonator through a bridge. This efficiently converts the vibrational energy to sound radiation energy. The author has proposed an innovative acoustic stringed instrument, called the decoupled acoustic string instrument, and has developed a prototype. The most notable feature of this idea is that the vibrating strings are separated from the resonator and fixed to a distant rigid foundation.

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