DC Guitar

By: Kati L.

 

I constructed the guitar out of an old shoebox and rubber bands, gluing a collage on the box to make its appearance unique.

To create sound on the instrument, one plucks a rubberband, much like plucking a guitar string, causing the rubber band to vibrate and sound a pitch, which differs depending on the length and thickness of the band. A thinner, more stretched out rubber band gives off a higher sound than a thick, loose one.

The volume varies depending on how hard the player chooses to pluck the rubberband.

Resonance is produced by a hole cut into the center of the guitar, which allows the sound to amplify.

The sound formed by the guitar is light and stringy. It resembles that of a banjo.