The soundboard is a resonant shield made of special acoustic wood that amplifies the sound produced by the strings. Thus, the soundboard becomes a kind of membrane
that propagates the vibrations of the strings, filling the space with sounds.
In order to reflect a deeper and more voluminous sound from its surface, the soundboard must be tensioned. How is this achieved?
Soundboard has a curved shape thanks to the ribs, the rigid resonant spruce slats, that hold it in this position. It is because of this pressure that the soundboard becomes susceptible to sound waves. In turn, the strings are positioned so as to fit snugly through the pins to the soundboard. This results in good contact between the strings and the soundboard, and hence a good sound.
A resonant soundboard is a part of many musical instruments. Among other things, it is also responsible for the sound characteristics of a grand piano, so the restoration of this part of the instrument in our workshop is given great attention.You can read more about our collection of musical instruments and the workshop team here.