Crystal Lake Central High School
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Keith Levin, Teacher
by Will H.
I made this guitar by tracing the design of it onto a piece of cardboard and then cutting it out. I then traced a second piece identical to the first. Next I cut a sound hole in the middle of the guitar. I cut strips to make the sides and taped it all together. I made a bridge for the strings, which are made from rubber bands and glued them to the top and bottom of the guitar. Then, after it was a done drying, I painted the guitar brown.
For the pitch, the lower rubber band (biggest) makes the lowest sound. As you move up, the rubber bands get thinner and the pitch gets higher.
To create volume, when you pluck or finger the guitar, the softer you pluck it, the softer the sound, the harder you pluck it, the louder the volume.
For resonance, the sound comes from the sound hole in the middle of the guitar. The strings vibrate a pitch into the sound hole and then it comes out.
The timbre is rubbery because of the sound the rubber band makes when it is hit.