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Wooden Box Guitar As An Instrument

Presented To :
Mrs. Tanedo
Marikina City


In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course
Science And Technology 10

Presented By :
Patrick Santiago
AZ Sunga
Gerricko Mondia
10 BBR
July 2013









I. Introduction
A. Background Of The Study
B. Statement of the problem and objectives
C. Hypothesis
D. Significance Of The Study
E. Scope and Limitations

II. Review of Related Literature
III. Methodology
A. Materials
B. Procedure


























I. Introduction

Background Of The Study
We selected this project because we want to prove that common materials can be used
to make a musical instrument. The wooden box guitar was called Cigar Box Guitar in
the 1880s and trace evidence of guitar box instruments exists from 1840s to the
1860s. The earliest illustrated proof of a cigar box instrument known an etching
copyrighted in 1876 of two civil war soldiers at a composite with one playing a cigar box
fiddle. The others made a cigar box instrument, Bill Jehel, the curator of the national
cigar box guitar. The first guitar box guitar box cigar was built in 1886 and 1889.
Acoustic is related to physics because it is about sounds. Wooden Box Guitar can
produce sounds therefore it is related to physics. The result of our study will have a
contribution to the improvement of mans quality of life because we will make an easy
to use and easy to make instrument. Our everyday instruments that we will use are
wood like oak and another one is screws and sand paper. We have to make the neck of
the guitar using oak wood and a cigar shaped box so we can create the body of the
Guitar.
Statement of the problem:
Is improvising a guitar possible? Is it more expensive (the price of materials) than the
price of guitars that you will buy in Music Shops?
Objectives:
Improvising is possible, we must find a way that the guitar will be improvised by just
using high quality but cheap materials.
Significance Of The Study:
I will contribute to mankinds daily life; because for example you have insufficient
budget to buy instruments that you want to use, you can make use of materials in your
surroundings and ask help to someone who knows how to make your selected
instrument and study the procedures of how to make it. You will save a lot of money
and you can start your own business by selling homemade guitars.


Hypothesis
Oak is a heavy, strong, light colored hardwood. It is ring porous, due to the fact that
more and larger conductive vessels are laid down early in the summer, rather than
later. Prominent rings and large pores give oak a course texture and prominent grain.
Oak also has conspicuous medullary rays which can be seen as "flakes" in quarter
sawed oak lumber.
Scope and Limitations
The scope is the cigar box guitar is a stringed instrument that uses an empty cigar box
as its resonator. They are not necessarily of the same design as a normal 6-
string acoustic guitar. We want to make a guitar made of common materials and to
know if the materials to make a cigar box guitar has a cheaper price than guitars form
the music shop. The limitation is the number of wood that we will use.

Methodology:
Materials and Tools: Paint
Wooden Cigar Box (9x7x2) Paint Brush
3 1x2 wood stock for the neck (poplar or oak) Pencil
2 1/4x2 Fingerboard (poplar or oak) Tape Measure
Saw Ruler
Guitar Strings Drill
Glue Gun & Glue Chistle
Knots
Sand Paper
Varnish

1. Measure the wood
2. Saw the wood and carve the wood
3. Glue the pieces of wood together
4. Use the sandpaper on the wood
5. Paint and Design the wood
6. Drill small holes on the wood for the knots
7. Paint the wood
8. Put the neck in the Cigar Box
9. Put the strings on the guitar
10. Tune the wooden guitar
11. Check if the tune is good
12. Play the guitar and enjoy

Methodology
Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm
3
, great strength and hardness, and is very
resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very
appealing grain markings, particularly when quartersawn. Japanese oak is used in the
making of professional drums from manufacturer Yamaha Drums. The higher density of
oak gives the drum a brighter and louder tone compared to traditional drum materials
such as maple and birch. Populus is known as poplar wood, a common high-quality
hardwood "poplar" with a greenish colour is actually from an unrelated
genus Liriodendron. Populus wood is a lighter, more porous material.
In modern society poplar is not readily associated with many uses beyond biomass. This
poor reputation is undeserved, as its flexibility and close grain give it a balance of
properties that have made it highly desirable for a number of applications (similar to
those for willow) since antiquity. Notably the Greeks and Etruscans made shields of
poplar, and Pliny also recommended poplar for this purpose.
[9]
Poplar continued to be
used for shield construction through the Middle Ages and was renowned for durability
similar to that of oak, but at a substantial reduction in weight.









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