A 3D printed violin has been created by Laurent Bernadac which is being based on the designs of a and original Stradivarius and has been created to combine both old and new technologies to create the ultimate electric violin.
Check out the video below to learn more about the creation of the 3Dvarius which is launched via Kickstarter to raise the €50,000 it requires to make the jump into small-scale production with pledges starting from €6,299.
The 3Dvarius is an electric violin created by 3D printing technology and based on the model of a real Stradivarius violin. Laurent Bernadac made it with a revolutionary design, at the service of the more demanding violinists.
Its body is printed as a single piece, thus departing from traditional musical instrument production, giving it a very unique property: it allows for smooth, optimal sound-wave flow throughout the instrument, offering the violinist greater sound control.
Combining the precision and power of 3D-printing with ancient violin-making skills, its innovative design, in the service of violinist, marks a further step towards the perfect symbiosis between musician and instrument. The 3Dvarius has been created with the sole purpose of becoming one with its future violinist:
– Its weight distribution is optimized, not to hinder the musician’s movements.
– It can use any violin shoulder rests and so adapt itself to any morphology.
– It borrowed my tuning pegs from the best guitars to limit its weight and facilitate its tuning.
– The quality of its sound sensor is so good that the 3Dvarius doesn’t use any preamp.
Jump over to the Kickstarter website for full details and more videos of musicians using the 3Dvarius through the printed violin via the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Design News, Hardware, Top News