Electric guitar from Desktop 3D printer

25 Apr

Electric guitar from Desktop 3D printer

This is not something new for us to see these kind of 3d printed electric guitars, but it is certainly a new level of experience for an engineering student to create a 3d printed electric guitar and play it on his own. These are the finest examples of how a 3d printer allows us to create things and use it. 3d printers and its creations make us feel good.

3d printed guitar

The 3d printed guitar we have seen before are created from industry 3d printers, but the guitar we are going to see now is from a desktop 3d printer (something unusual) we have in our homes. Jose Moreno student and vice president of the Purdue 3d printing club has created this electrical guitar.

3d printed guitar

Since the price of a quality guitar price is way too high, Jose decided to create a Jimi Hendrix 3d printed guitar. First, he bought a cheap guitar and took the parts to join them in the 3d printed parts. He dismantles the guitar to calculate the length, size of the parts that need to print in his 3d printer.

3d printed guitar

In order to create the final design he went through different test stages where Jose created some prints to check the fittings and measurements. After he completed the test stages he designed the guitar into several pieces according to the size of the print plate, meanwhile he printed some hollow-out parts to show the excellence of 3d printing.

3d printed guitar

3d printed guitar

Jose used the epoxy for strength, and painted the parts in purple color for a better look. After a while he installed the wiring and jointed the sourced parts to complete the Jimi Hendrix electric guitar. “The 3D printed Jimi Hendrix guitar was successful for the amount of money put into it! There’s some warping issues but nothing too bad, and the sound quality is acceptable.” Told Jose Moreno.

3d printed guitar