Ever since the world’s very first guitar was strung up, the folks that build everyone’s favorite instrument have continued the never-ending quest to deliver the next greatest thing in guitar design. Though significant changes to the tried-and-true foundation don’t happen as often these days (for good reason), once in a while something incredibly new, unique and actually functional comes along.
With 3D printing, guitars can be made with plastic, complete with the metal soundhole cover and heel joint. Apart from making working musical instruments, avid guitarists can also make a 3D replica of the guitars of their favorite musicians or idols. With the help of a EOS Formiga P100 selective laser sintering system, Diegel was able to print sturdy and complex parts for the Spider and Scarab electric guitars, from the little insects inside the body to the structure that holds it up. The bodies are made of Polyamide 2200 or Alumide, according to the site.
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