Patent Number: 6,166,307

Title: Apparatus for automating a stringed instrument

Abstract: An automated stringed musical instrument including a device for plucking the strings of the instrument, a device for fretting the strings, and a tension-maintaining linkage for maintaining the tension in the strings, such that the instrument can be remotely operated for extended periods of time without the need for operator control or re-tuning the strings.

Inventors: Caulkins; Kenneth B. (Ceres, CA), Caulkins; Jeffrey M. (Ceres, CA)


International Classification: G10F 1/00 (20060101); G10D 3/00 (20060101); G10F 1/20 (20060101); G10G 7/02 (20060101); G10G 7/00 (20060101); G10F 001/16 (); G10F 001/20 (); G10G 007/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017