Laurent Bernadac – a violinist and engineer – has introduced the 3Dvarius – a new electric violin design, based on a model of a real Stradivarius violin and created by 3D printing technology.
The body of the 3Dvarius is printed as a single piece, departing from traditional musical instrument production and giving it a very unique property: according to the designer, this allows for optimal sound-wave flow throughout the instrument, offering the violinist excellent sound control.
Here’s a demo of the 3Dvarius in performance, along with a Stradivarius:
Production of the 3Dvarius is being funded via a Kickstarter campaign. The 3Dvarius is available to project backers for €6,299.