Guitar Bodies: Maple vs. Spruce
Michael Man
Sir Winston Churchill
Floor Location : 2605

In this experiment, I constructed two guitars, one made of maple and the other of spruce. After I constructed both guitars I connected them to my PC using a guitar cable and a 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch adapter. First I tuned each instrument to the almost exact accepted frequency of each string using In-Tune. I then recorded the sounds produced by each guitar using Audacity. After extracting each recording as .wav files, I used Praat to produce the spectrums and wave patterns of the sounds. I then observed the differences and similarities between them.