A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 20

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Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

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SPOILER WARNING:
We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado, we give you…

TODAY’S PUZZLE:

To which note does an orchestra concertmaster tune his instrument’s highest string?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Searching for [truss rods kerfing braces] quickly shows that these are specialized items used by people who make guitars. Truss rods hold the neck together; kerfing is small strips of “bracing” glued around the perimeter of the top and side joint; and braces go inside the body to hold it all in place.

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