Origin of soundboard
Examples from the Web for soundboard
Historical Examples of soundboard
The 1760 date is painted on the left side of the soundboard.Harpsichords and Clavichords
Cynthia A. Hoover
The very thin sides of the virginal are held together at the corners by blocks, and the soundboard is supported by a lining.
The two ribs are attached to the underside of the soundboard in the positions indicated.
On the soundboard appears the Latin inscription Vita brevis, ars longa.
The soundboard does not have a rose, although that decorative device is fairly common on Italian harpsichords.