Is this the 'World's First' Playable 3D Printed Violin?

There's been lots of talk about new musical instruments in the tech world of late. From Ableton, Livid Instruments, and Roli. Now here's a video showing a 3D printed electric violin that just rocks.  

Picked up by the BBC, French engineer, Laurent Bernadac, is said to have created the first ever 3D printed electric violin, he calls “3Dvarius". Whether it’s the first or not is something we may quibble over. However, it is undoubtedly very cool as the video below shows.

3Dvarius: World's First Playable 3D Printed Electric Violin?

3Dvarius: World's First Playable 3D Printed Electric Violin?

Watch the BBC News story here:

Watch the original video demo of the 3Dvarius in action (and check out his use of guitar pedal effects and loopers):

If you think 3D printing means the violin is cheap as chips, you’d sadly be mistaken. It took one week to print and cost in the region of $11,000 (£7,130). However, every part is re-printable, so any breakages can be solved with the 3D printer, unlike other electric violins.

Laurent is now offering to sell 3Dvarius to interested parties. Find out more on the link to his website below.

Via: BBC News  


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