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Question about Guzheng, Soundboard support system?

 
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Tetsuaiga
Plywood


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Question about Guzheng, Soundboard support system? Reply with quote

Hello

I'm interested in building guzheng and other zither like instruments.

Can anyone tell me what the right term is for the support under the soundboard? Would you just call them a sound post, or bracing?

I've been trying to search on google but can't really find any information about them.



Thanks.
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yukina
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is called the "inner frame"

The 3 middle parts on the left are the braces. The one on the far most right is for nailing the tuning pins

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Sunny
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yukina, while hardwood is used for outer frame, Paulownic for the sound and back board, actually what kind of wood they use for the inner frame? Does the wood material affect the sound quality?
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yukina
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I would believe the wood material matters.
The inner frame is always made by pine wood. I have no chance to try anything that is not made by pine wood.
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citera
Baby Guzheng


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My yatga don't have any inner frame. Actually there is nothing inside. Back board is pine wood, made of one piece. Soundboard is made of 3 piece of board. The middle is surely birch, the two winger is (not surely) pinewood. It has only 13 strings.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the ornamented hardwood part of the soundboard only a wrapping on the paulownia board, or an apart piece joined to the edge of paulownia board?
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