11 cool 3D printed musical instruments
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Let’s be real. The best part of music class in middle school was the unit where they handed out recorders. Relive those days with this 3D printed model.
This isn’t your average fiddle. It’s a full size electric violin that costs about $250 worth of plastic to print.
These mini maracas from Shapeways come in metal and plastic, and in a variety of different colors.
If wind instruments are more your thing, try out this ocarina. It has six holes and you blow through the top to make music.
Stratocaster/Les Paul hybrid guitar
This 3D printed guitar lands somewhere between full and hollow body.
This guitar will run you about $4,000 if you wanted to get it printed from 3D Systems.
This isn’t exactly an instrument you can print yourself, but it’s pretty impressive replication of a saxophone.
Saying you play ukulele is a pretty good conversation piece. Imagine if you played a 3D printed one.
Monad Studio designed this violin, which barely looks like a violin. They say the shape actually improves the acoustics of the instrument.
3D Systems has this piano on display at conferences they attend — the surrounding structure is decorative leaves and ladybugs.
Get your feet wet in the percussion world with these castanets.