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Old 01-12-2018, 10:17 AM   #26
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The point should also be that the "tone" isn't inherent to the material. It's the construction method. If something can be strong and thin at the same time it will move more easily and therefore displace more air.

Lower frequencies come from larger spaces and can also be accentuated due to the bracing. Higher frequencies are mostly generated near the bridge and on top of the sound board. You can have smaller guitars that are still good in the higher frequencies.

Tone is a construction related characteristic.
Why is it that given two acoustic guitars of the same model made on the same day from the same factory often sound different?

Why do Marimba makers use different species of wood blocks to manipulate tonal colors of their instruments?

Why would a fiddle maker tap the boards he is using to find resonant frequencies so the parts he is putting together all match?
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