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PIANOS, HARPSICHORDS, SPINETS OR SIMILAR STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ONE OR MORE KEYBOARD (non-musical aspects of toy pianos A63H 5/00; aspects of automatic actuation G10F; combinations of microphones, pick-ups or amplifiers with musical instruments G10H)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

General design of pianos, harpsichords, spinets or similar stringed musical instruments with one or more keyboards.

Details and accessories thereof.

Combinations of said musical instruments with other musical instruments, e.g., bells or xylophones.

Methods or tools specially adapted for the manufacture or maintenance thereof.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Non-musical aspects of musical toy pianos
Automatic pianos with or without keyboards
Combination instruments whose one part is an automatic piano
Details or accessories of automatic pianos
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Musical toys per se
Stringed musical instruments, e.g. violins, harps, mandolins, guitars, banjos or zithers, general design, details or accessories
Automatic stringed musical instruments other than pianofortes
Aids for music; Supports for musical instruments
Other separate auxiliary devices or accessories
Independent players for keyboard instruments
Electrophonic musical instruments; Instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means or electronic generators, or in which the tones are synthesised from a data store
Cases
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Fall boards; Dust Covers; Lids, Legs.

Tuning pins or straining devices
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Pin Blocks.

Pedals or pedal mechanisms for half-blow or similar sound modifying
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

All pedals.

Combinations with other musical instruments, e.g. with bells or xylophones
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Combinations with electronic musical instruments.

{Switching the keyboard from piano playing to playing another instrument}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Switching the piano into a silent mode..

Methods or tools specially adapted for the manufacture or maintenance of musical instruments covered by this subclass
Definition statement
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Also materials.

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013