Evaluation of Guitars and Violins Made using Alternative Woods through Mobility Measurements

Journal title

Archives of Acoustics




vol. 40


No 3

Publication authors

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Acoustics is an English-language peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing original research papers from all areas of acoustics and abstracts from some specialised acoustical conferences. It gives free internet access to its full content (abstracts of research papers) to current issues.

Archives of Acoustics, the peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishes original research papers from all areas of acoustics like:

  • acoustical measurements and instrumentation,
  • acoustics of musics,
  • acousto-optics,
  • architectural, building and environmental acoustics,
  • bioacoustics,
  • electroacoustics,
  • linear and nonlinear acoustics,
  • noise and vibration,
  • physical and chemical effects of sound,
  • physiological acoustics,
  • psychoacoustics,
  • quantum acoustics,
  • speech processing and communication systems,
  • speech production and perception,
  • transducers,
  • ultrasonics,
  • underwater acoustics.

Earlier issues are available on the old website


Committee on Acoustics PAS, PAS Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Acoustical Society


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


ISSN 0137-5075 ; eISSN 2300-262X


SkrodzkaE (2005), Modal and spectral frequencies of guitars with differently angled necks of, Archives Acoustics, 30, 197. ; WalthamC (2009), A balsa violin of, American Journal Physics, 77, 30, ; WegstU (2006), Wood for sound of, American Journal Botany, 93, 1439, ; YanoH (1997), Materials for guitar back plates made from sustainable forest resources the of, Journal of Acoustical Society America, 101, 1112, ; BissingerG (2003), Relating normal mode properties of violins to overall quality : Part Signature modes, CAS Journal, 4, 37. ; SedikY (2010), Acoustic properties of selected tropical wood species, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 29, 38, ; JanssonE (2004), Violin frequency response bridge mobility and bridge feet distance, Applied Acoustics, 65, 1197, ; HolzD (1979), Investigations on a possible substitution of resonant wood in plates of musical instruments by synthetic materials of, Archives Acoustics, 4, 305. ; SkrodzkaE (2011), Modal parameters of two incomplete and complete guitars differing in the bracing pattern of the soundboard the of, Journal of Acoustical Society America, 130, 2186, ; EwinsD (1984), Chapters in Modal testing : theory and practice st edition pp Press England, Research Studies, 1. ; SkrodzkaE (2009), Mechanical and optical investigation of dynamic behavior of violins at modal frequencies, Applied Optics, 48, 165, ; SkrodzkaE (2013), Modal parameters of two violins with different varnish layers and subjective evaluation of their sound quality of, Archives Acoustics, 38, 75. ; HillT (2004), Acoustical parameters for the characterisation of the classical guitar united with, Acta Acustica Acustica, 90, 335. ; RobertsM (1998), Normal modes of vibration in violins, CAS Journal, 3, 3. ; TorresJ (2014), Guitar acoustics quality : Shift by humidity variations united with, Acta Acustica Acustica, 100, 537, ; OrduñaF (1992), A preliminary determination of the mechanical properties of four species of tropical wood from México and, Journal of Sound Vibration, 154, 365,