Finding a violin that sounds as good as it looks can be a challenge, and superior quality violin is quite expensive too. How about a fine quality violin that could be 3D printed at home in a couple of days? Sounds like a dream come true, right?
But this has been made possible by designer and violinist Laurent Bernadac, who successfully 3D printed the world’s first electric violin dubbed 3DVarius, which is based on iconic model of Stradivarius violin. It is 3D printed from CAD file (a dollop of polymer at a time) and has undergone various prototype phases before the final design that is able to withstand extreme rigors during performance.
This lightweight violin is engineered to feel great in a musician’s hand as well as resonate well when played. Without strings the violin appears like a translucent sea creature, but with strings it truly seems to be a unique musical instrument, which is ready to mesmerize people with its harmonious sound quality.
Although it is inspired from the Stradivarius family of violins, but it is not created to compete with the original instrument. As its plastic body is not able to beat melodious sound quality of wooden violin, a trained musician can clearly figure out the sound difference on hearing it once. But for beginners who can’t afford expensive violin, it’s a great instrument to learn basics.
As it is an electric violin, so it sounds better if electro jazz funk is played rather than classical sound. This piece is one of the first prototypes by Bernadac, but the firm is not ready to sell it for now. That’s why there is no word on its pricing and availability so far. But for those who want the identical violin, the 3D digital model is available for download on its official website. So you can print your own Stradivarius at home, bringing out your inner musician.
Check out the video given below to find out more about this stunning 3D printed electric violin.