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Longfellow School

Oak Park, Illinois

The Boxie Guitar

by Anna R.


I used a cardboard shoe box and cut a hole in the top. I taped, then stapled the rubber bands to the inside lid of the shoe box. Then I cut a hole on the side and slid a cardboard tube in and glued it. The final step was painting the shoe box.

The pitch is changed by tightening the rubber bands to make a higher sound or by using different sizes of rubber bands.

The volume is changed by plucking the strings harder or lighter.