Acoustics and Vibration of Guitars

Dr. Daniel A. Russell
Graduate Program in Acoustics, The Pennsylvania State University

Contents of this website are ©2001-2012 Daniel A. Russell

Most of the research described on this web site was performed while I was a physics professor at Kettering University from 1995-2011. This earlier work was made possible by a generous donation from Gibson Musical Instruments
towards the development of an undergraduate Acoustics Laboratory at Kettering University.

Experimental Modal Analysis of Guitars

Vibrational Behavior of a Traditional Shape Electric Guitar - (Epiphone Coronet)
Student Research Assistants: Paul Pedersen and Pontus Weibull

Vibrational Behavior of a Nontraditional Shape Electric Guitar - (Gibson Explorer)
Student Research Assistants: Wes Haveman and Paul Pedersen

Vibrational Behavior of a Hollow Body Electric - (Gibson ES-335)
Student Research Assistants: Willis Broden

Vibrational Behavior of an Acoustic Folk Guitar - (Gibson Early 60's Hummingbird)
Student Research Assistants: Zach Hastings and Paul Pedersen

Effect of Body Shape on the Vibration of Electric Guitars -- PowerPoint slides from a paper presented at the 145th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, held in Nashville, TN, 28 April - 2 May, 2003.

Other Acoustics Research on Guitars

Contents of this page were updated on March 6, 2006

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