Tuning apparatus for stringed instrument

  • US 7,470,841 B1
  • Filed: 09/29/1998
  • Issued: 12/30/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A tuning apparatus for a stringed musical instrument comprising:

  • a body anda neck extending outwardly from said body,a plurality of strings extending from the body to the neck,a first critical point for each of said strings on the neck,a second critical point for each of the strings on the body,the apparatus further comprising;

    a base comprising a forward end and a rearward end and upper portion and a lower portion, comprising;

    a bridge element connected to the base, the bridge element located closer to the forward end forming a second critical point; and

    a first portion connected to the base and located in the rearward end forming an alternate string anchoring point closer to the lower portion than the second critical point, andwherein the lower portion being attached to the upper portion and the lower portion comprises;

    a second portion that is transverse to the alternate string anchoring point;

    and a first string anchoring point.

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