How thick is a harpsichord soundboard?

How thick is a harpsichord soundboard?

The soundboard is assembled so that the wood grain runs in the long direction at right angles to the keyboard. It is typically only about 3 mm thick and is thinned slightly in some areas, particularly in the treble corner.

What type of wood is used for the sound board?

Spruce and cedar are the most frequently used woods for the soundboard of an acoustic guitar. This is the most common wood used for the tops, it is highly resonant, and has a well balanced and bright tone.

What are piano soundboards made of?

Piano strings are made of steel. In contrast, the soundboard that translates their energy into a rich, resonant sound is made of wood.

How thick should a ukulele soundboard be?

For the ukulele, aim for 60-70 thou (1.5-1.75 mm) in thickness. I find that this makes bending easier, and that the bent wood is stiff enough without the extra thickness.

How big is a soundboard?

The planks are cut so that the direction of the wood grain runs the vertical length of each plank. The planks used are about ½ an inch thick, and 4 to 6 inches wide.

How thick is a piano soundboard?

approximately 3/8″ thick
Piano soundboards are thin boards commonly made of spruce approximately 3/8″ thick glued together and extend from the bottom of the piano on a vertical, and tail of the piano on a grand, to the pin-block and then across the full width of the piano.

What does a soundboard do in a piano?

After a key is struck on the piano, the hammer is activated to strike against the strings. The vibration of the strings, in turn transfers the vibration through the bridge to the soundboard. It’s the job of the soundboard to act as a transducer, transforming the vibrations of the strings into audible waves of sound.

Can you build a harpsichord?

You can make an instrument as fine as has ever been made using one of Hubbard’s kits. It is a lot of work to find wood good enough to build a good harpsichord from scratch, not to mention waiting for it to age adequately and finding all those other little pieces you need.

What is the actual thickness of plywood?

What is the Actual Thickness of a Sheet of Plywood. Plywood is often sold in 1/ 4“, 1/ 2“, or 3/ 4” nominal thicknesses, but the actual thickness is often 1/ 32” thinner.

What does a clavichord sound like?

They either sound like a box of rubber bands and feel squishy, like playing on wet sponges, or they sound like a bad harpsichord with almost no sound and what sound there is has no dynamic properties. At their very best, clavichords should have the sound of thought.

Does the clavichord make a pun?

The key, not to make a pun, is the word intended. The clavichord, in my view, is an intention training instrument.

Why can’t you use a clavichord for playing continuo?

The rationale being that you can use a harpsichord for playing continuo that can mean paid work, while the clavichord is mainly for the solitary player. The result is that makers who build clavichords rarely are appropriately compensated for the work of making one.