sebastiano pavia

atlante acustico

music lab

the acoustic atlas, is inspired by the gnawa, a 3-string moroccan bass, it features a goat skin fastened with strings, wire and drum rods. fir body and padouk  handle. nylon strings. plastic nut, mahogany and maple bridge. i tried to use a nineteenth-century patent of a luthier from catania (sicily), a  suspended fir template in the sound box that reproduces the shape of the sound box itself, in the hope of triggering resonance frequencies that should push 30% more volume. on the back there is also a loudspeakers bass reflex from, that increases the enveloping sound effect.

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