- acoustic guitars
Century Guitars developed an innovative acoustic guitar design (The Centurian) using a "stress-a-way bridge" . With this bridge the strings are anchored so that the stress is widely distributed - similar to the Babicz idea but with the string anchors not so spread out. This allows a guitar with a lighter sound board and potentially better tone. This guitar was demonstraed at NAMM in 2004. Its unclear to what extent this guitar was available commerically.