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Olaf Diegel Explains How to 3D Print a Guitar

Remember Olaf Diegel? This engineer from New Zealand creates well-working 3D printed electric guitars with amazing structures. Despite 3D printed instruments don’t sound as good as their handcrafted counterparts, Diegel’s guitars are surely worth taking a look at. His work includes a guitar with moving gears and piston and an America guitar, with tiny objects such as the Statue of Liberty within its frames. For all of you wondering how to create such a guitar yourself, the engineer now unveils his methods.

He recently put a video online, in which he explains very accurately how to 3D print your own electric guitar. He explains how the manufacturing process of 3D printing takes place and which programs could be used to design one’s own guitar. In addition, he also says the technology won’t replace traditional manufacturing technologies, but could be seen as a complementary technology.


If you would like to see more from Diegel, then check out his other 3D printed instruments. He created a 3D printed drumset and a keyboard as well, calling them the Atom Drums and the Ladybug Keys.

Image credits: Olaf Diegel.
Source: 3dprinting.com

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