While the small size of his current 3D printer limits his design capabilities, Diegel has big plans. Using larger printers and high-tech CNC machines, he aims to create custom wooden-bodied guitars with intricate plastic ‘sleeves’ that can be slipped over top, letting some of the wood show through. Each design will be unique, created specifically for the customer, and will sell for about $3 to 5K.
Also in the works? A “Les Paul-shaped Atom guitar with electrons that actually spin around the nucleus within the open body.”
Read the full story here: There’s a spider in my guitar: Olaf Diegel’s beautifully detailed 3D printed guitars