Anyone Can Make Beautiful Music With 3D-Printed Instruments
Music may be the universal language, but as a hobby, it’s very expensive and only accessible to those who can afford the instruments. A quality instrument can run anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, which is out of reach for many people. 3D-printed musical instruments could help change that. One former musician started 3D printing string instruments after he had to give up playing due to the cost. With 3D printing, musical instruments can be produced in under a day at the cost of around $100 – 200. That will open up the world of music to millions of people who would otherwise never be able to afford it.
Cost isn’t the only benefit of 3D printing. Instrument makers have found that technology allows them to produce products with a higher degree of precision and consistency. On the other hand, 3D printing also makes it possible for musicians to produce custom instruments that are unique to them. Some creatives are even attempting to print musical instruments that produce entirely new sounds. Meanwhile, 3D printing technology is also being used to produce working replicas of obsolete musical instruments of the past.