Closing the Instrument. Final Tuning

  • Giuseppe CuzzucoliEmail author
  • Mario Garrone


This chapter shows the measurements to be done on the instrument to check its quality: spectrograms, thirds of octave plots, decay times. Minor adjustments to be done on the nut, fingerboard, saddle are presented. The Appendix reports an experiment performed on six different saddles made of different materials (bone, carbon, ivory, PT). The amplitude and the decay time were measured at the fundamental, first and second harmonic of the first string at two different plucking position. It came out that noteworthy differences exist between saddles made of different materials (ivory being the worst).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pianezza, TurinItaly
  2. 2.Acqui TermeItaly

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