3D-printed electric guitars and bass guitars are nothing new for Olaf Diegel, a design engineer and professor of mechatronics at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. Since 2011, he has been building gorgeously intricate custom electric instruments he calls ODD guitars using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing to craft the bodies.
He then adds a mahogany or maple wood core, a wooden neck, tuning pegs, a bridge, pickups, and controls for a fully playable instrument.
These guitars are available through Diegel's Web site, and now he's added two more to his range. The four will be played together live onstage at the EuroMold design fair in Frankfurt, Germany on December 3-6, by the "3D-printed Band" (band name subject to change). … Read more