Giant guitar as part of new installation at Winchester Science Museum and Planetarium

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Pictured :  Sara Mela, Curiosity Officer at the Winchester Science Museum and Planetarium, cleans the enormous guitar, a new installation, which will greet visitors.<br />
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At over 10 metres long and 3 metres high, the giant interactive installation allows visitors to explore inside its huge body and listen as sounds produced from the strings reverberate inside.<br />
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The strings of the instrument, made from sailing winches and spearfishing line, will need to be ‘tuned’ regularly as it gets plucked by visitors.<br />
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The biggest single project undertaken at the Science Centre since opening in 2002, a £1.1million development has seen the entire top floor of the two storey venue completely transformed.<br />
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Designed to coincide with the International Year of Sound 2020 and opening this weekend, other installations include an acoustic sonic rocket and smaller table top exhibits including tuning forks and pendulums.<br />
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