Olaf Diegel Customized 3D Printed Guitars
April 26, 2012 | In: Music Gadgets
We’re loving all the products the creative types are putting out using 3D printers, everything from earrings to wall hangings and now guitars.
A New Zealand-based professor of mechatronics at the Massey University’s School of Engineering and Advanced Technology has been working on several prototypes of 3D printed playable guitars and we can’t wait to see how Olaf Diegel is going to customize these babies.
Of course these Les Paul-styled guitars still feature a wooden soul, the rest of the body is made using materials such as Polyamide 2200 or Alumide. We’re no professional musicians, but still a little skeptical that the sound emanating from an Alumide might not be as clean as from an all-wood structure, but we’ve been wrong before. Like maybe once, okay almost twice.
The word on the musical street is that Diegel’s guitars will soon be going from prototype to ready-to-use creations in a matter of months. Prices are expected to be anywhere between $3,000 to $5,000.