International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Vibration analysis in the design and construction of an acoustic guitar

Efren Gorrostieta-Hurtado, Jesus-Carlos Pedraza-Ortega, Juan-Manuel Ramos-Arreguin, Artemio Sotomayor-Olmedo and Joaquín Perez-Meneses*
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Fac. de Informática *Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro, Campus Juriquilla, Av. de las Ciencias S/N, Juriquilla, Delegacion Santa Rosa Jauregui, CP 76230, Querétaro, México.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 January 2012
  •  Published: 23 March 2012



One of the main problems encountered in developing and building an acoustic guitar is to establish a formal methodology that allows us to observe the impact of some parameters involved in the process. This paper propose a modal analysis in the different stages of construction, and it is performed by -a finite element analysis of the soundboard of the instrument according to the relationship that that have the- frequencies and vibration modes, here, a set of certain parameters in the design are used to improve sound performance.


Key words: Vibration analysis, modal analysis, acoustic guitar.