Retail packaging for musical instrument

  • US 6,059,103 A
  • Filed: 12/15/1998
  • Issued: 05/09/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A packaged musical instrument comprising:

  • a. a musical instrument having a percussion surface and a sounding aperture;

    b. a top panel and a bottom panel, each of the top and bottom panels being coupled to a rear panel, the top and bottom panels being substantially parallel, the top and bottom panels being external panels of a package and the top and bottom panels engaging opposite ends of the musical instrument for preventing motion of the musical instrument in a direction perpendicular to the top and bottom panels;

    c. a first opening in the top panel for consumer access to the percussion surface;

    d. a second opening in the bottom panel for permitting emission of sound from the sounding aperture of the musical instrument; and

    e. a collar shelf coupled to the rear panel and disposed in a plane substantially parallel to the top panel, the collar shelf having an aperture for preventing motion of the musical instrument in any direction having a component tangential to the top panel.

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