3D printed guitar composed of suspended polycarbonate “tendons” by Derek Manson. As a musician my first question would have been about the tone of the instrument using these new materials. Derek’s already thought of that…the main body is made from polycarbonate polymer & the central core is CNC machined wood which still allows for excellent tonal properties. The fully functional 3D printed flute was exceptionally cool but this is a wonderfully artistic application of the technology to one of the most beloved instruments of our time. Reminds me of a 3D version of Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstein” guitar!
See here for more 3D printed instruments:
- Shakuhachi Flute 3D Printed in Stainless Steel
- European Ceramic Workcentre opens it’s new CAD/CAM facitily to the sound of porcelain instruments
- Musical Hacks & 3D printing
- Robots that play Musical Instruments