Giant Guitar is an interactive sound exhibit featuring a guitar scaled up to 23ft long that explores resonance and musical tones. Visitors can climb inside and experience how the plucking of the strings is amplified through the resonating wood of the interior of the guitar body.
Visitors can interact with the guitar by strumming from both the outside and inside the guitar. They can compress the strings by hand to change the tones. There is an adjustable capo that can also alter the tones of the guitar on all six strings. Visitors are encouraged to slide the capo along all eight of the frets on the neck of the guitar to see how the tone changes.
Exhibit concept designs provided by Gyroscope Inc.
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