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  • My new 3D printed guitar

    Greetings All,

    Just thought I would post a link to my latest 3D printed guitar: the Steampunk. The body, with all the moving gears and pistons is printed as a single component.



    If you want to know more, check it out at http://www.odd.org.nz/steampunk.html

    I've got a little video there showing it with all the gears moving.

    The 3D printed guitars dont sound half bad either... I am having someone who can really play do a video
    of them in glorious action in the next week or two and will post that as soon as it's done.

    Cheers
    Olaf


  • #2
    That's pretty awesome, Mr. One Post. Will you come back for more posts, or did you just want to show off your cool guitar?
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    • odiegel
      odiegel commented
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      Just joined this forum, but will probably lurk around every once and a while... :-)

      Olaf


  • #3
    I didn't really think it was spam. Anyway, that looks awesome. Very cool aesthetic, and 3D printing is all the rage, it seems. I'll check out that video later.
    Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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    • AshboneWish
      AshboneWish commented
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      What is it made of??


  • #4
    If it's 3D printing, then it's plastic, I believe.
    Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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    • PaulLesFetish
      PaulLesFetish commented
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      Spam or not I don't care, that's **** awesome! Very creative. Please do stick around


  • #5

    I think that guitar looks kinda awesome! I don't see any problems with your post; its great to see new stuff around here.

    gear:PRS Custom 241980 Marshall JMP 50 wattOvation 1778TLudwig drumsHammond Porta-B/Leslie 130...and I sound the same no matter what gear I use; go figure?good transactions with: GCDEF, Fender Picker, dmtnt, XelderX, melvinspeed

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    • FrankenSteinberger
      FrankenSteinberger commented
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      I think the OP may have been chased-off which is a shame, since I had questions for him. Maybe it was a little-bit spamy, but I think the uniqueness of his item kinda offsets the spaminess. I'm not much for "Zero-Tolerance", and I think we might have more to gain from the OP sharing his knowledge--it's not just a one sided situation, where he's trying to sell us his product.

      If he does come back, I'd like to know about his claim that the body and all the moving components where printed as a single component. I assume this was printed in an additive process, using some sort of resin/plastic (as opposed to a subtractive process, like a CNC machine).

      I guess I'm having trouble understanding how the spaces around the moving sub-components could be created (in 3D, of course),during the build-up without the objects moving during the process, and screwing things-up. I could see if these sub-components were all left attached by a small bit of materiall, which was later removed to free them, but to be created completely free during the build-up process seems very difficult. I don't really know much about this sort of thing, so maybe it's a dumb question.

      Also, I'd like to know about any lack of stiffness from this type of body material. Thanks in advance.

       

       


  • #6

    People come here to see cool guitars.

    Dude posts really cool guitar.

    Get's chased off by people who probably don't post cool guitars.

    Now I remember why I left this place.

    peace pot purple micro dot

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    • ugameus
      ugameus commented
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      ^^^ yeah, a lot of folks seem to have sand in their giner.


  • #7

    What a bunch of jackasses.  Let's make it even more of a wasteland by running off newbies who aren't really peddling wares, but rather showing off innovative designs.

    This is the Mos Eisley of the internet.

    NEWB since '09.

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    • Bucksstudent
      Bucksstudent commented
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      joemonkey wrote:

      What a bunch of jackasses.  Let's make it even more of a wasteland by running off newbies who aren't really peddling wares, but rather showing off innovative designs.

      This is the Mos Eisley of the internet.


      His first post is of a guitar, which is super awesome, but the post itself was vacant. It didn't seem like he wanted to post here; he wanted to show off his guitar. If he decides to post more, we'll all welcome him with open arms outside of this thread. If he's got more cool guitars, or can show off how these things actually sound, I'd love to see them.

      Plus, we're jealous. I can't afford a 3D printer, and don't have the ability to draw that.


  • #8
    That's awesome! Great work and welcome.

    Don't listen to anyone that acts like they have more of a right to post here than you.

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    • #9
      I popped in 11 years ago and decided to stick around.

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      • GilmourD
        GilmourD commented
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        How hard would it be to build something with a trem of some sort given your construction methods?


    • #10
      I checked out the pics of some of your other guitars and they look awesome!
      Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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      • The Rover
        The Rover commented
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        Hey wasnt one of your guitars featured in GuitarWorld? I swear I saw one that looked like the Atom on the back page.

        Also, did you see the guys who 3d printed a bicycle that was ridable?


    • #11
      Hey - if you're in NZ what's the chance of a test drive? I'm in Auckland.

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      • odiegel
        odiegel commented
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        Yep. The guitars have nbeen feaured in a few publications.

        No probalme to test drive. Easiest is probably to pop in and see me up at Massey University in Albany. I have a few guitars and basses hanging on the wall there.

        Cheers

        Olaf

         


    • #12

      I don't know or even understand what is meant by the term "3D Printing", but that's has to be the coolest guitar I've ever seen ...

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      • billybilly
        billybilly commented
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        JRicoC wrote:

        I don't know or even understand what is meant by the term "3D Printing", but that's has to be the coolest guitar I've ever seen ...


        You should look it up, youtube has many examples.  It's "blow your mind" science fiction but really exists.


    • #13

      i think it's great... really well done

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      • #14

        This is truly amazing stuff.  It reminds me of tsome of the Switch stuff, or more unconventional hybrid plastic/ wood designs we've seen, but with far more panache.  Beautiful work.

         

        ...that said, New York is an intersting city, but if you really want to enjoy a visit to a US city, allow me to recommend Chicago

         

        edit: one year old has a caps lock obsession.

        Good NewsSPAMPpP

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        • Mad Tele
          Mad Tele commented
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          a lot cooler looking than the 'Merican eagle one. why is the neck pickup so close to the neck?

           

          is your name really Olaf? I never met anyone with that name. 


      • #15

        AWESOME!

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        • Frets99
          Frets99 commented
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          Cool as all get out!!!


           


           


          But you don't have to get out!



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