3D Printed Instruments Make Sweet Music in Sweden
Students from Lund University’s Malmo Academy of Music are believed to be the world’s first band to all use 3D printed instruments. The guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drums were built by Olaf Diegel, professor of product development, who says 3D printing allows musicians to design an instrument to their exact specifications. Matthew Stock reports.
Very cool! Of course the guitar is based on a Telecaster.
I attended the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase for the forth year in a row this weekend. The annual event presents the finest handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from some of the finest builders around the world. As always I had a fantastic day not one seeing jaw dropping guitars and stringed instruments. Best part is listening to some great performers playing the guitars exhibited from the show floor.
This was the sixth year for the Woodstock, New York event which is a mecca for musicians with many well known local players and Grammy winners. The crowd was large and the busiest I have seen on Saturday. So it appears this show is attracting more and more guitar lovers.
Very cool, filmed at Les Paul’s house Mahwah, New Jersey in 1985
Jimmy Page with Telecaster
Amazing and shows once again that ANYTHING can be played on a Telecaster!
Stan Jay has apparently passed away. Sad day.
Stan was an icon in vintage guitar and stringed instruments for over 40 years. He will be greatly missed. I have known Stan since he first opened Mandolin Brothers and I wish his family and loved ones the best. Stan was the most knowledgable person I have ever met for vintage instruments and was also a great picker himself. Mandolin Brothers has been the premiere “dream shop” for many of us.
Anyone who plays a Telecaster, Stratocaster, Les Paul, PRS or Rickenbacker will quickly notice that they all have a distinctive sound. The sounds of these different guitars are legendary and iconic. We associate them with the music and artists we love. So what goes into these guitars that make them sound different from each other? They all have 6 strings (well most do) and are made primarily from wood (well again most are). So why do they sound different? Which aspects make a difference?
I have read for many years how some makers, players, collectors and guitar buffs with claim that ONLY the pickups matter or that its the “tone” wood or that its the nitro finish…
Love how he connects the dots between music genres. Its obvious he is also a great listener.
Of course I love the sparkle Telecaster