Poster Title

Guitar String Corrosion

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Secondary School

Institution

Project Lead The Way - Kentucky

KY House District #

63

KY Senate District #

23

Abstract

Sometimes guitar strings, though sometimes durable, are often sensitive to humidity and temperature change, even causing them to rust a week after putting them on. Changing strings so frequently, especially so soon after applying new ones, is inconvenient. For some, there are products that assist, such as coatings for the strings themselves. However, these coatings can change how the strings feel and sound. Instead of a coating, a protective case could be made, which could keep the strings dry and cool, using plastic, Velcro, and dehumidifier packets. This product could be used when a guitar is left exposed to humidity for long periods of time. Is such a device possible? To find out, plastic sheeting was cut to the length and width of the strings and the spaces between. Next, Velcro strips were added to stabilize it around the strings. A dehumidifier packet was added to ensure the interior would stay cool and dry.

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Guitar String Corrosion

Sometimes guitar strings, though sometimes durable, are often sensitive to humidity and temperature change, even causing them to rust a week after putting them on. Changing strings so frequently, especially so soon after applying new ones, is inconvenient. For some, there are products that assist, such as coatings for the strings themselves. However, these coatings can change how the strings feel and sound. Instead of a coating, a protective case could be made, which could keep the strings dry and cool, using plastic, Velcro, and dehumidifier packets. This product could be used when a guitar is left exposed to humidity for long periods of time. Is such a device possible? To find out, plastic sheeting was cut to the length and width of the strings and the spaces between. Next, Velcro strips were added to stabilize it around the strings. A dehumidifier packet was added to ensure the interior would stay cool and dry.