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3Dvarius, the 3D printed violin on Kickstarter
We have already talked about this amazing project in our post last August. Now, to finalize the project and start manufacturing, 3DVarius is fundraising through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
The 3Dvarius was born digitally in 2012, in Laurent Bernadac’s mind, the violinist and engineer who conceived it on his computer. He wanted to create an electric violin which could fulfill all the needs of a classical musician.
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.
I wish i could play violin to test it!