Students Play Gig with 3D-Printed Instruments

The professor has been involved with many 3D printing projects since the mid 90’s decided to start creating these 3D instruments around 2 years ago. The technology has allowed him to create really intricate shapes which would be impossible to make in any other way.

Although the music community is sceptical about the plastic instruments, Diegel says he’s slowly winning them over;

Musicians are very creative, but also very conservative, so their reactions have been interesting. They first approach what is essentially a plastic guitar with suspicion. Then, when they have a play with it, they’re amazed that it sounds and plays like a high quality electric guitar