Start Date

8-5-2020 12:00 AM

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Engineering

Advisor

James Masi, PhD

Abstract

The resonator guitar is essentially an acoustic guitar. However, it is constructed in such a way that the sound is magnified. They were initially constructed to allow for the sound of the acoustic guitar to be amplified without additional equipment. Essentially, the sound resonates through built in metal cones which are located in the body of the guitar [1]. For this project the frequencies given off by the notes of the resonator guitar will be fed into a system, which will give the output frequency in a measurable form. Modal analysis locations will be identified and measured by both accelerometers and broadband microphones. This measuring system will be designed, created and tested to confirm its function. Spectral response of the resonator guitar will be compared to a standard acoustic guitar. Then a set of labs will be developed for use in future engineering classes such as vibrations and/or acoustics.

Straughan Music Company (2018). What is a Resonator Guitar? Retrieved from: http://www.straughan-music.com/index.php/what-is-a-resonator

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May 8th, 12:00 AM

Spectral Response of Acoustic Guitars

The resonator guitar is essentially an acoustic guitar. However, it is constructed in such a way that the sound is magnified. They were initially constructed to allow for the sound of the acoustic guitar to be amplified without additional equipment. Essentially, the sound resonates through built in metal cones which are located in the body of the guitar [1]. For this project the frequencies given off by the notes of the resonator guitar will be fed into a system, which will give the output frequency in a measurable form. Modal analysis locations will be identified and measured by both accelerometers and broadband microphones. This measuring system will be designed, created and tested to confirm its function. Spectral response of the resonator guitar will be compared to a standard acoustic guitar. Then a set of labs will be developed for use in future engineering classes such as vibrations and/or acoustics.

Straughan Music Company (2018). What is a Resonator Guitar? Retrieved from: http://www.straughan-music.com/index.php/what-is-a-resonator

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