Design for a guitar-body
US D26398 S
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G. BEHM GUITAR BODY. No. 26,398. Patented Dec. 16, 1 896.
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DESIGN FOR A GUITAR-BODY.
SPECIFICATION forming part: of Design No. 26,398, dated December 15, 1896.
Application tiletl July 27,1896. Serial No. 600,718. Term of patent 3 years.
of the same instrument, and Fig. I} is an elevation in crosssection on theline 3 I} of Fig. l.
My design is applicable to guitars and instruments of that class, such ashanjos, mandolins, &c.,whichcomprise in 1llOllCt)ll$ll'lltjtion a hollow body portion or box designed to act as a sounding-lmard, tog-ether with an elongated neck, wliieh is ordinarilyfretted to form a finger-board, and a head in which are mounted the tuning-pegs. The body portion also carries a tailpiece to which the strings are fastened, their other cndsbcing, fastened to the tuningpegs to vary the tension and consequently the pitch of the strings, which are sounded by picking.
The feature of my design consists of a hody portion or hex A suhstantiallysquare in outline, the neck It being attached thereto at one corner. Instead of the single central aperture opening into the casing of the box heneath the strings, which is enstomaryin this class of instruments, there may be two apertures in the corners adjoining the one to which its neck is attached. These apertures are of the form shown. their design being formed by four intersecting circles, as clearly shown. The tailpiece l) islocated initscnstmnary place, and the head-piece E has the customary contour, except; that it; has as an ornament the head I", which in this specitic instance isdesie'ned atterthat of FranzLiszt.
By the employment of a box of the shape shown I secure a novel and attractive design, as well as a greater and less hroken surface for the soumlingdioard.
\Yhat I claim is The design for a guitar-body suhstantially as herein shown and described.
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