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New Music Concepts 2018

Modular guitar - the new concept of a measuring instrument

Part of the New Music Concepts book series (NMC volume 5)
ISBN: 978-88-6551-278-4

Author(s): Monika Sobolewska, Piotr A. Nowak, Daniel Tokarczyk, Aleksandra Majchrzak, Bartlomiej Chojnacki

Abstract: Musical instruments has been accompanying humans for centuries, but the knowledge about sound generation processes is still incomplete. Luthiers engaged in making classical guitars have different opinion on the in- fluence of particular construction elements on final instrument tone and power. The aim of the project is to point the specific relations between the construction type and the sound quality of the instrument. It is of great importance both for luthiers creating classical guitars and for artists, who often seek for the instru- ment with very specific parameters. The main goal of the project was to design and build a special measuring instrument - the modular guitar, which enables to determine the influence of particular construction elements on sound thanks to the capability of combining its parts in many ways. The results of the re- search can considerably broaden the knowledge about classical guitar acoustics and lead to more aware design of the instruments for special purposes.

Keywords: classical guitar, guitar construction, luthier, modular guitar