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Not quite your grandfather’s hollow body guitar, Massey University professor Olaf Diegel creates awe-inspiring 3D printed guitar bodies with intricate scenes embedded within their open air design. Diegel uses a EOS Formiga P100 selective laser sintering machine to achieve the incredible level of detail in his designs, the latest of which are Scarab and Spider. [via Technabob]

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  • http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2012/03/07/3d-printed-guitars/ 3D printed guitars « adafruit industries blog

    […] 3D printed guitars via MAKE. Diegel is professor of mechtronics at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand and has a passion […]

  • http://gravatar.com/textmex textmex

    man….how would a person ever CLEAN that?

    • Peter

      put it in the dishwasher

  • http://www.facebook.com/silverlokk Daniel Escasa

    Open-air design, eh? So I’d be playing air guitar on one of these?

  • http://www.HaikuToday.net jimmythepeach

    A pink guitar… with dragonflies? Geez, man.Great idea, fantastic machines, but, back to the drawing board for body design. Like a spider web with a big ass spider and a couple of web wrapped meals to go. Or, a salmon skeleton, a lightning bolt, Now you’re talking.

  • http://blog.makezine.com/2012/10/16/3d-printed-acoustic-guitar/ MAKE | 3D-Printed Acoustic Guitar

    […] acoustic guitar. If you’re into electric, you won’t want to miss Olaf Diegel‘s 3D-printed guitar bodies. Both are great examples of 3D-printed objects being better than their off-the-shelf counterparts. […]

  • http://www.itclips.net/2012/10/16/3d-printed-acoustic-guitar/ 3D-Printed Acoustic Guitar

    […] 3D-printed acoustic guitar. If you’re into electric, you won’t want to miss Olaf Diegel‘s 3D-printed guitar bodies. Both are great examples of 3D-printed objects being better than their off-the-shelf counterparts. […]

  • http://www.make.co.kr/?p=1971 3D 프린트 어쿠스틱 기타 | Make: Korea

    […] 것 같습니다. 만약 전자 기타에 관심이 생긴다면 올라프 디젤(Olaf Diegel)의 3D 프린트 기타 바디를 놓치지 않는 것이 좋을 것 같네요. 두 작품 모두 3D 출력한 물체가 […]

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