Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass G10D

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STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACCORDIONS OR CONCERTINAS; PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (non-musical aspects of musical toy instruments A63H 5/00; organs, harmoniums or like musical instruments with associated blowing apparatus G10B; pianos, harpsichords, spinets or similar stringed musical instruments with one or more keyboards G10C; automatic musical instruments G10F; electrophonic musical instruments G10H; instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means or electronic generators, or in which the tones are synthesised from a data store G10H)
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General design of stringed musical instruments, e.g., violins, harps, mandolins, guitars, banjos or zithers.

Details of, or accessories for, stringed musical instruments, e.g., slide-bars.

General design of wind-actuated musical instruments, e.g., flutes, ocarinas, oboes, clarinets, bagpipes, saxophones, trumpets or mouth-organs.

Details of, or accessories for, wind-actuated musical instruments.

Accordions, concertinas or the like; Keyboards therefor.

Percussion musical instruments.

Details of, or accessories for, percussion musical instruments.

Combinations of different musical instruments not involving pianos, harpsichords, spinets or similar stringed musical instruments that have one or more keyboards.

Musical instruments not provided for in any other group of this subclass, e.g., Aeolian harp; singing-flame musical instrument.

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Non-musical aspects of musical toy instruments

Organs or harmoniums

Pianos, harpsichords, spinets or similar stringed musical instruments with one or more keyboards

Combinations of pianos, harpsichords, spinets or similar stringed musical instruments with one or more keyboards with other musical instruments

Automatic musical 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

Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Surgical sutures using catgut

Strings for tennis raquets

Aids for music; Supports for musical instruments

Other separate auxiliary devices or accessories

Sound-producing devices not regarded as musical instruments

{Materials or treatment of materials for the manufacturing of stringed instruments}
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Methods of manufacture of stringed musical instruments.

of guitars
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Cut-away guitars; folding instruments.

of zithers, e.g. autoharp
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Dulcimers.

Details of, or accessories for, stringed musical instruments, e.g. slide-bars
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String cleaners.

Resonating means, horns, or diaphragms
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Sound Posts.

Fingerboards {; Necks}
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Fretboards; Frets.

in the form of keyboards (keyboards for musical instruments in general G10C 3/12)
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Chord Selectors.

Anchoring devices for strings, e.g. tail piece, hitchpin
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Nuts.

Tuning devices, e.g. pegs, pins, friction discs
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Heads.

Chin-rests, hand-rests or guards as part of the instruments (separate auxiliary devices and supports G10G)
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Thumb-rests.

General design of wind musical instruments (accordions or concertinas G10D 11/00; whistles G10K 5/00)
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Didgeridoos.

References
Limiting references

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Accordions or concertinas

Whistles

Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Organs or harmoniums

of the type wherein an air current is directed against a ramp edge, e.g. flute, recorder
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Pan pipes.

{Recorders}
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Penny Whistles.

of the type with a cupped mouthpiece, e.g. cornet, orchestral trumpet, trombone
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Alpine Horns.

Details of, or accessories for, wind musical instruments
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Instrument cleaners.

Lip protectors.

Thumb-rests.

Percussion musical instruments; Details or accessories
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Drumkits.

Drums anchors.

Drun-risers.

Drum-keys.

{Drumsticks; Mallets}
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Bass-Drum Beaters; Gloves with hardened Tips.

Multi-toned musical instruments, with sonorous bars, blocks, forks, gongs, plates, rods, or teeth
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Arrangements of musical Bells; Steel Drums.

Musical instruments not provided for in any of the preceding groups, e.g. Aeolian harp, singing-flame musical instrument
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Kazoos.