Tool for setting an instrument sound post

Patent No. 7,932,453

Issued: April 26, 2011
Filed: February 24, 2010

Inventors: Allred, III; Jimmie B. (Skaneateles, NY), Zielinski; Edmund (Liverpool, NY)
Assignee: Allred & Associates Inc. (Elbridge, NY)


A tool for setting an instrument sound post preferably includes a bent tube, one or more string or polymer lines, a cradle end that grasps the sound post, and an internal locking mechanism to hold the sound post against the tool. In one embodiment, a single line is used and a closed loop at the cradle end of the sound post setting tool holds the sound post in place. In this embodiment, a double-chamfer threaded tube construction is preferably used to facilitate line threading. In another embodiment, the cradle end includes a loop and a ball to grasp the sound post. In yet another embodiment, the cradle end includes two balls to grasp the sound post. The tool provides an improved way to install a sound post inside a stringed instrument.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/155,712, filed Feb. 26, 2009, entitled "TOOL FOR SETTING AN INSTRUMENT SOUND POST" and Provisional Application No. 61/224,987, filed Jul. 13, 2009, entitled "TOOL FOR SETTING AN INSTRUMENT SOUND POST". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the U.S. provisional applications is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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