Violin with Horn for Sounding Box Directs Tone toward Audience (Oct, 1924)
Violin with Horn for Sounding Box Directs Tone toward Audience
Built on the same principle as a violin and played in the same manner, a musical instrument with a metal horn instead of the usual sounding-box has been patented. Each string is provided with a separate bridge and metal diaphragms to amplify the tone. The sound can be focused directly upon those wishing to hear by pointing the mouth of the horn toward them; greater volume is secured, and the tone, while essentially that of a violin, has something of the quality of a cornet’s.