This video captures violinist Laurent Bernadac doing a looping jam with the 3D Varius, described as the first playable 3D-printed violin.
Bernadac uses a BOSS looper, along with a variety of playing techniques and effects, to create a layered looping performance.
The 3D Varius is based, in part, on the acoustics of a Stradivarius, but it departs from traditional musical instrument production technology by designing the body to be printable as a single piece. Additional parts, like tuning pegs and strings, are added once the body is complete.
Here’s an overview of the construction process:
Check out the demo and let us know what you think! What instrument or music gear would you like to see 3D printed?