(also sounding board)
A thin sheet of wood over which the strings of a piano or similar instrument are positioned to increase the sound produced.
- Frank once had me cut a piece of foam out and mount a Pignose amp on the harp of a Bosendorfer grand piano, pointing down to the soundboard in the piano.
- They began to construct the entire instrument out of wood, even the soundboards which were previously made with rawhide.
- The piano's construction, with its longest strings and the majority of its soundboard in the lower register, makes bringing out soprano lines especially difficult.
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