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Floyd D Rose: Guitar tremolo method and apparatus. Herbert C Schulze, October 23, 1979: US04171661 (109 worldwide citation)

This is a method and apparatus for performing the method, for the use of tremolo devices complimented by string restraining assemblies for guitars which are designed in such manner that the tremolo device can be used without altering the basic tuning when the tremolo device returns to the normal, in ...


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William A Aitken, Anthony J Sedivy, Michael S Dixon: Electronic musical instrument. Synthaxe, Majestic Gallagher Parsons & Siebert, April 21, 1987: US04658690 (85 worldwide citation)

A guitar-like electronic musical instrument for use with a synthesizer (18) has a body (20) and a neck (22). The neck carries six pitch strings (40) which the player depresses onto conductive frets to determine the selected note. The body carries six trigger strings (50) which can be plucked or stru ...


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David C Storey: Combined bridge and tailpiece assembly for a stringed musical instrument. Laubscher Philpitt & Laubscher, July 3, 1984: US04457201 (71 worldwide citation)

A combined bridge and tailpiece assembly for a stringed musical instrument such as a guitar is disclosed, characterized by a tailpiece member which is manually rotated to produce a vibrato effect. The assembly includes a tailpiece block which is secured to the body portion of the instrument and an e ...


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Floyd D Rose: Apparatus for restraining and fine tuning the strings of a musical instrument, particularly guitars. Cole Jensen & Puntigam, February 5, 1985: US04497236 (69 worldwide citation)

The fine tuning apparatus functions as the bridge element (20) of a stringed instrument. The fine tuning apparatus includes a base element (22) and a series of fine tuning elements (40), one for each string. Each fine tuning element (40) includes a forward block element (42) and a rear block element ...


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Wood Norman: Improvements in or relating to the manufacture of resonators of stringed musical instruments. Wood Norman, June 21, 1972: GB1278284-A (61 worldwide citation)

1278284 Working wood N WOOD 16 Nov 1970 [16 Aug 1969] 41037/69 Heading B5L [Also in division G5] A method of forming a wall such as a soundingboard or back of a resonator of a string musical instrument comprises the steps of laying a plurality of wooden strips side-byside on a forming surface and gl ...


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Ned Steinberger: Tremolo mechanism for an electric guitar. Steinberger Sound Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, December 30, 1986: US04632005 (58 worldwide citation)

A tremolo mechanism for adjusting the spring tension of a stringed musical instrument, the instrument including a body, a neck portion, a plurality of strings each anchored at one end to the neck portion and extending over at least a portion of the neck portion and the body, the mechanism comprising ...


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Paul F Stroh: String-clamping means. Ward Brown, Robert W Beach, October 9, 1984: US04475432 (55 worldwide citation)

The nut of a guitar includes several separate string-clamping blocks forming a row extending laterally of the guitar strings with each string being fitted between adjacent blocks. A bolt extending through the blocks has an enlarged head engaging the block at one end of the row and is threaded into t ...


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Simon Civitello: Apparatus for extending a lower range of a stringed musical instrument. DeLio and Montgomery, March 14, 1978: US04078468 (55 worldwide citation)

A stringed musical instrument such as a member of the viol family, in particular a bass viol, having a string with a length longer than the classical length and hence an extended lower range. An extended neck and fingerboard are provided and a clamp at the end of the standard fingerboard releasably ...


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Nicholas P Palazzolo: Detachable electric guitar pick-up system. Lee W Tower, August 8, 1989: US04854210 (50 worldwide citation)

A detachable electric stringed instrument pickup system for an electrical stringed instrument of the type including a body, a neck having a head, a bridge assembly connected to the body, and a plurality of strings positioned between tbe head and the bridge assembly includes a mounting fixture having ...


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Leland W Stewart: Collapsible guitar with quick disconnect neck and submerged string tunnels. Stewart Guitar Co, Wegner Cantor Mueller and Player, October 11, 1994: US05353672 (48 worldwide citation)

A musical instrument includes a neck, a body and a quick-release neck clamp adjacent the neck and the body. The quick-release neck clamp includes a neck plate attached to the neck, a body assembly with an elongated body assembly pocket attached to the body and at least one releasable fastener adjace ...



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