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The lower or rear part of the resonant box of str. instr. The strings are extended across the upper part, the belly or ‘table’. The back has no sound holes; its primary function is to be reverberated by the air waves generated by the belly as it vibrates under the str. Usually made of maple, pear, or other hard wood.

Subjects: Music.


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